Career Opportunities for Neuroethologists


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Assistant Professor, Department of Biology – Western Kentucky University

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Molecular/Cellular Biology.

Candidates for the Molecular/Cellular Biology position will investigate prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic cells in areas including, but not limited to, cellular signaling, cell-cell interactions, organelle biology, intracellular trafficking, bioinformatics, and/or gene expression. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, molecular/cellular biology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate.  Each position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application 
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals 
  • Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills 
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students

To view the full advertisement, visit our website.

(posted November 30, 2021)



Assistant Professor, Department of Biology – Western Kentucky University

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.



The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.
The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.

Candidates for the Animal Physiology position will investigate areas that may include but are not limited to neurophysiology, thermoregulation, osmoregulation, pathology, endocrinology, and/or muscle physiology. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, animal physiology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate.  Each position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals
  • Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students
To view the full advertisement, visit our website.

(posted November 30, 2021)

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.
Candidates for the Animal Physiology position will investigate areas that may include but are not limited to neurophysiology, thermoregulation, osmoregulation, pathology, endocrinology, and/or muscle physiology. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, animal physiology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to Faculty - Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Bridges to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate beginning August 16, 2022. Applicants may work in any area of biology, including but not limited to: molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental biology, and computational biology, as well as research in the learning of biology at the college level.

Bridge to the Faculty is a UIC postdoctoral program designed to recruit underrepresented scholars with the goal of transitioning them to tenure-track faculty members after two years. This recruitment initiative aims to attract and retain promising scholars to UIC, as well as diversify our faculty to better serve the cultural wealth of our students, our community, and the nation.

Full details on this opportunity can be found HERE.

(posted November 29, 2021)

Frontiers of Science Program - Columbia College

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. The program will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences for the 2022-2023 academic Year. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or expect to receive the Ph.D. by December 31, 2021 and have demonstrated teaching experience. The fellowship is renewable for three additional years based on satisfactory performance.

Fellows teach two seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, participate in curriculum development for the course, which includes course-wide assessments, and carry out research in their field of interest. 

Science Fellows receive a competitive salary supplemented by an annual research allowance. To apply, please visit our online site.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

(posted November 22, 2021)


Paid Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates - University of Cincinnati

This is to announce a new, paid summer research opportunity for undergraduate students, at the University of Cincinnati's Department of Biological Sciences - the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Sensory Ecology. Our program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution, and is directed at understanding how animals use their senses to respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. Sophomore and junior Biology major students will be chosen to join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology, including: 

Genomics and development of sensory systems 
• Neural mechanisms of sensory system function 
• Sensory perception and behavioral influences of the physical environment  
• Neuroethology 
• Animal communication  
• Behavioral ecology of animal movement and dispersal  
  • Genomics and development of sensory systems
  • Neural mechanisms of sensory system function
  • Sensory perception and behavioral influences of the physical environment
  • Neuroethology
  • Animal communication
  • Behavioral ecology of animal movement and dispersal
An educational program will develop student research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate school or careers, and for communicating science to the public.

  • ~10 weeks in summer (May 31 - Aug 5, 2022)
  • Students will receive a summer stipend plus dorm and meal expenses
  • Students will work in labs, interact w/ faculty mentors, post-docs and grad students
  • Weekly group seminars and meetings for students (e.g., career development, responsible research conduct, science communication training)
  • Social events for students (e.g., trips to Cincinnati Zoo, Reds baseball)
  • Concluding student research “mini-symposium” presentation session
Student applicants will be selected based on multiple criteria. Applications for the REU program will be screened by a committee to select individuals whose interests match with faculty in the program. Emphasis will be placed on faculty recommendations and student statements, along with academic performance and other indicators of future research success.

The application review will begin February 1, 2022 and will close February 18. Students can apply online HERE.

(posted November 18, 2021)



Postdoc Opportunity at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

The Dickerson lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for several highly motivated postdocs. Research in the Dickerson lab is at the interface of neurobiology, biomechanics, and behavior and seeks to understand how mechanosensory input structures locomotor output. The lab studies the flight behavior of the fruit fly, Drosophila, combining the powerful genetic tools available for labeling and manipulating neural circuits with cutting-edge imaging in awake, behaving animals. The term of this appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding.

The successful candidates will employ state-of-the-art single and multiphoton calcium imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral approaches to understand how behaviorally relevant mechanosensory feedback is functionally organized. The project will make use of the latest imaging tools in intact, behaving animals as well as the powerful genetic techniques available in Drosophila. We are seeking exceptionally talented candidates that are organized, self-directed learners with superior communication and analytical skills. Applicants should possess an appreciation for integrative approaches.

Essential qualifications: Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, or other related fields. 

Preferred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.

Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants must apply at the Princeton University employment opportunity website and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy.

experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
(posted November 16, 2021)
referred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
referred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Preferred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
referred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Preferred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Preferred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.
Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/xxx and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Grass Foundation Fellows Opportunity

The Grass Foundation is now accepting applications, through December 5, for its 2022 cohort of Grass Fellows. We expect to award between six and nine new Fellowships to support innovative neuroscience research in the Grass Lab at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. Fellowships support investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their careers. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.

Apply using this link, and please help us promote this year's competition by: 

  • recommending that promising early-career scientists in your lab or department apply;
  • downloading and posting our promotional brochure on a bulletin-board in your lab and department;
  • sharing this information in your professional network.
(posted November 16, 2021)
recommending that promising early-career scientists in your lab or department apply;
• downloading and posting our promotional brochure on a bulletin-board in your lab and department;
• sharing this information in your professional network.


PhD vacancy at Durham University, UK - Floral preferences of Bumblebees Across a Range of European Climates

Deadline: 7th January, 2022

Follow this link to Submit your Application

Background:  Bumblebees are agriculturally important pollinators, but are currently declining in abundance in the UK and around the world, in part due to climate change (Soroye et al. 2020). Understanding these declines requires research on the biology and ecology of these species. Bumblebees are thought to be generalists, pollinating a variety of flower species. However, our preliminary observations conducted in Durham in summers 2020 and 2021 indicate that different bumblebee species prefer different plants (see also Sikora et al. 2020).

Bumblebees have been a preferred insect model for neuroethology and sensory neuroscience, and a wealth of earlier work has focussed on the importance of visual cues and nectar/pollen reward for foraging  honeybees and bumblebees (Latty and Trueblood 2020). In contrast, the importance of floral smells is less well known, although some works report the essential role of flower volatiles in bumblebees’ floral choice (Galen and Kevan 1983; Suchet et al. 2011; Haber et al. 2019).

This project will investigate olfactory preferences of commonly occurring bumblebees (e.g. Bombus terrestris, Bombus pascuorum and Bombus lapidarius) to naturally-occurring floral volatiles, and how these preferences are affected by climatic conditions and background plant communities in Norway (Kløfta), UK (Durham and Stirling), Germany (Würzburg), Italy (Milan) and Portugal (Braganca). We expect the plants that the bumblebees forage on to differ between these location, due to different climatic condition. We hypothesise that, despite the differences in plant species, the key components of floral bouquets will be very similar across test locations.

Aims: 
1) To identify plants that bumblebees forage on in the five countries, to establish plant preferences for bumblebee species;
2) Collect floral volatiles from the plants identified in Aim 1, as well as florals that bumblebees do not forage on, as controls; analyse these volatiles by GC/MS ;
3) Establish behavioural preferences of bumblebees in response to full floral bouquets and components of bouquets, fractions and synthetic components of that are specific for focal plant species.

Methodology: Bee and plant collections will be conducted in the areas around Durham, Stirling, Kløfta, Würzburg, Milan and Braganca in March-September during the local bumblebee foraging periods. The student will be advised and assisted during field collection by OR and local members of the supervisory team. Student will be trained to identify plants and bumblebees via morphological cues and DNA barcoding. Floral volatiles will be collected at the same time as bumblebees by using standard volatiles traps, and will be analysed by the student via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in TS laboratory. Behavioural olfactory assays on bees will be conducted in the field or either in the glasshouse at the Biocentre, University of Würzburg or in a glasshouse at Durham Botanical garden. The bees will be given a choice between 2 stimuli, or stimulus and a control, and their preference for a smell will be inferred from the tendency of a bee to land at the stimulus.

Training and skills: The student will receive training:
1) by supervisors with complementary skills and expertise;
2) by collaborators and postdocs in the seven participating institutions;
3) by attending summer courses, conferences and Durham-run training events;
4) by participating in regular public outreach activities;
5) by helping OR to supervise UG students;
6) by presenting their work at lab meetings and conferences.

The student will acquire knowledge and skills in:
1) insect chemical ecology and neuroethology;
2) gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and collection of volatiles;
3) bumblebee rearing;
4) identification of bumblebees and plants;
5) molecular biology methods;
6) cutting-edge techniques for behavioural analysis;
7) presentation and scientific writing;
8) research supervision;
9) Impact and public outreach.

Requirements: We are looking for an independent and enthusiastic student able to develop the project and drive it forward. Interest in sensory ecology, neuroethology, animal behaviour, chemical ecology and previous research experience are a plus. You should be available to conduct field and lab work in the UK and in continental Europe. The peak time for field work is in March – September.

Further information: Informal enquiries ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED and should be directed to Dr Lena Riabinina, olena.riabinina@durha.ac.uk, +44-191-334-1282.

(posted November 14, 2021)


Research Assistant at the Sensorimotor Lab - Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal

The laboratory of Sensorimotor Integration at the Champalimaud Research Programme has two one-year opening positions (with possible extension) available for a project investigating multimodal integration for movement control in the context of visually guided locomotion in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Expected starting date: between 1/12/2021 and 1/1/2022.

Details on this opportunity can be found HERE.

(posted November 10, 2021)


Ten Fully-Funded PhD Positions in Neuroethology - IMPRS for Brain & Behavior in Bonn, Germany

Apply to our fully funded, international PhD program in the Max Planck Society! International Max Planck Research School for Brain & Behavior offers a competitive PhD program in the field of neuroethology. The program is a collaboration between research center caesar (a neuroethology institute of the Max Planck Society), the University of Bonn, and the DZNE in Bonn.

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree in life sciences, physics, math, computer science, engineering, or other relevant subject (Degree should be concluded by November 2022)
  • Research experience is of advantage
Our Offer:

Immersion in a stimulating scientific culture of interaction and international cooperation. State-of-the art facilities with novel scientific technologies and advanced infrastructure. Dedicated support and mentoring personnel. Competitive salary funded for the whole duration of the project and no tuition fees.

Application deadline is December 1, 2021. Follow this link to apply.

(posted November 9, 2021)


Department Head, Department of Neuroscience - University of Arizona

The Department of Neuroscience in the College of Science at the University of Arizona is seeking a new Head of the Department. The successful candidate will have an established basic neuroscience research program using vertebrate and/or invertebrate species and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

The Department’s research mission embraces fundamental mechanisms underlying the development, function, maintenance, and evolution of nervous systems. The multidisciplinary and integrative approaches of our faculty cut across diverse species, a trait that sets us apart from many other neuroscience departments. The Department is home to an outstanding undergraduate program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science  and is committed to the education of graduate students in the University-wide Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience. 

The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration, and is strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both at the University and in neuroscience more generally. A demonstrated commitment to these principles will feature prominently in the selection process.

Initial review of applications will begin by November 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications are accepted. Please see the Special Instructions of the applicant section in the full position announcement. The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. 

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration, and is strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both at the University and in neuroscience more generally. A demonstrated commitment to these principles will feature prominently in the selection process.

Follow this link to apply for this position online.

The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration, and is strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both at the University and in neuroscience more generally. A demonstrated commitment to these principles will feature prominently in the selection process.
The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration, and is strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both at the University and in neuroscience more generally. A demonstrated commitment to these principles will feature prominently in the selection process.
The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration, and is strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both at the University and in neuroscience more generally. A demonstrated commitment to these principles will feature prominently in the selection process.
(posted October 29, 2021)


Postdoctoral Position in Honey Bee Genomics
The Robinson lab (https://lab.igb.illinois.edu/robinson/) at the University of Illinois is looking for a post-doc in honey bee genomics and molecular neuroscience.
Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
The Robinson lab (https://lab.igb.illinois.edu/robinson/) at the University of Illinois is looking for a post-doc in honey bee genomics and molecular neuroscience.
Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


The Robinson lab (https://lab.igb.illinois.edu/robinson/) at the University of Illinois is looking for a post-doc in honey bee genomics and molecular neuroscience.
Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
The full ad can be viewed here:
The Robinson lab at the University of Illinois is looking for a post-doc in honey bee genomics and molecular neuroscience. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The full ad can be viewed HERE.

(posted October 27, 2021)



Lecturer - Neurobiology at the University of Otago in New Zealand

Who Are We:

The Department of Zoology has a strong international reputation in whole-organism biology, with research strengths in areas including conservation biology, genetics, evolutionary parasitology, environmental physiology, wildlife management, neurobiology and statistical modeling, as well as in molecular, functional, population, community, freshwater and behavioural ecology.

We have well-established links to the Departments of Botany and Marine Science, to the cross-disciplinary Ecology, Genetics and Neuroscience Programmes, and to other centres at the University of Otago, providing a collaborative environment and resources for innovative interdisciplinary research. Our staff have international reputations in their areas of expertise and make major contributions to answering fundamental questions in basic and applied research.

The Role:

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Neurobiology. We are seeking a person with a relevant doctorate and demonstrated potential to develop as an outstanding researcher and teacher in an aspect of neurobiology, especially (but not limited to) computational neuroscience and/or comparative and evolutionary neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged to identify the manner in which they will complement existing strengths in the Department and develop new and innovative directions in research and teaching.

Applications from candidates with a background in any aspect of neurobiology and a focus on animals, especially non-mammalian species, are strongly encouraged; Xenopus, zebrafish and Drosophila are readily accessible, as are an array of non-model animal species in Dunedin’s immediate environs.  The ability to apply skills and expertise to other disciplines taught within the Department would be an advantage.

The Department of Zoology is committed to affording students the opportunity to engage with knowledge of animals from a Māori world view, and to strengthening its curriculum and research in relation to kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori, the University of Otago Māori Strategic Framework and Pacific Strategic Framework, and the Treaty of Waitangi. As such, the ability to research and teach from a kaupapa Māori perspective would be an advantage but is not a prerequisite.

Your skills and experience

  • A PhD with an established research focus in an area of neurobiology.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in delivering high-quality teaching and research in an aspect of neurobiology. 
  • An ability to contribute to teaching and learning environments that support engagement of students and staff with neuroscience and research. 
  • Be committed to and/or have established connections or track record of working with international and/or national researchers. 
  • Be committed to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially.
Demonstrated experience and ability in delivering high-quality teaching and research in an aspect of neurobiology. An ability to contribute to teaching and learning environments that support engagement of students and staff with neuroscience and research. Be committed to and/or have established connections or track record of working with international and/or national researchers. Be committed to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially.
This is a confirmation-path (tenure track) position at the level of Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the North American system). The successful candidate is expected to take up duties by 1 July 2022. Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Mark Lokman, via the contact details below.  Details on this opportunity are available HERE. To submit your application please follow instructions on the online application process at the University of Otago. Applications quoting reference number 2101968 will close on 1 November 2021. 

 Lecturer / Research Fellow ($82,416 to $98,571)

Contact information: Associate Professor Mark Lokman, Tel: 64 3 479 5846
A PhD with an established research focus in an area of neurobiology.
•    Demonstrated experience and ability in delivering high-quality teaching and research in an aspect of neurobiology.
•    An ability to contribute to teaching and learning environments that support engagement of students and staff with neuroscience and research.
•    Be committed to and/or have established connections or track record of working with international and/or national researchers.
•    Be committed to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially.
A PhD with an established research focus in an area of neurobiology.
Demonstrated experience and ability in delivering high-quality teaching and research in an aspect of neurobiology.
An ability to contribute to teaching and learning environments that support engagement of students and staff with neuroscience and research.
Be committed to and/or have established connections or track record of working with international and/or national researchers.
Be committed to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially.

(posted October 12, 2021)



Teaching Assistant Professor - Department of Biology Teaching and Learning - University of Minnesota

Location - Minnesota, United States
Salary - $58,000 to $60,000

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning has two openings for Teaching Assistant Professors.  We seek to recruit two enthusiastic and talented instructors to join our Department, which consists of eleven tenure-line faculty and thirteen teaching faculty, located on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

The primary role of both Teaching Assistant Professor positions is to provide high-quality biology instruction in introductory biology courses (delivered in-person or online) with an emphasis on ecology, evolution, population biology, or physiology.  The Teaching Assistant Professor is expected to be experienced in the use and development of student-centered/inquiry-driven teaching approaches that enhance student learning and further the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. The position is teaching-intensive (80%) but includes expectations for scholarship (10%) and service (10%), including engagement in research related to biology teaching and learning and provision of guidance to colleagues in areas of the Teaching Assistant Professor’s expertise.

Two renewable 9-month appointments available, one starting spring semester 2022 and the other starting fall semester 2022.  These positions are newly-added to the Department roster and are expected to be long-term continuing positions, with opportunity for advancement to Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Full Professor.

Successful candidate must possess
Ph.D. degree in a biological science, with a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience in biological research or other relevant work experience.  At least one semesters’ teaching experience as instructor of record at the undergraduate level. Demonstrated experience with active learning approaches to undergraduate instruction.
Additional preferred qualifications include:


Ph.D. degree in a biological science, with a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience in biological research or other relevant work experience.  At least one semesters’ teaching experience as instructor of record at the undergraduate level. Demonstrated experience with active learning approaches to undergraduate instruction.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
  • Ph.D. degree in a biological science, with a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience in biological research or other relevant work experience.
  • At least one semesters’ teaching experience as instructor of record at the undergraduate level. Demonstrated experience with active learning approaches to undergraduate instruction.
Additional preferred qualifications include:

  • Sufficient breadth of biology background to teach a variety of biology disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in ecology, evolution, population biology or physiology. 
  • Demonstrated experience with non-majors biology courses. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop clear, appropriately demanding expectations of students, effectively meet teaching responsibilities, and achieve successful student learning outcomes. Interest and ability to conduct pedagogical research.
For more information and/or to apply for the position, go HERE.

Application Due: 4:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021; Evaluation of applications will begin October 4, 2021

Find out what makes Minnesota a great place to work and live:
Department of Biology Teaching and Learning: https://cbs.umn.edu/academics/departments/btl

College of Biological Sciences: https://cbs.umn.edu/ 

University of Minnesota: https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

Department of Biology Teaching and Learning
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion along all axes of identity (race, gender, orientation, disability, etc.).  We seek colleagues who share this value and can add to our expertise in these areas to join us and the work we are doing.  The Department’s full DEI statement is available HERE.

(posted October 7, 2021)

Assistant Teaching Professor for Neuroscience and Behavior - Notre Dame University

Open Date: Sep 20, 2021
Deadline: Dec 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Deadline: Dec 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position to support the Neuroscience and Behavior (NSBH) undergraduate major. Appointment within an appropriate Department will be determined by the candidate's area of expertise. We seek an individual capable of assuming a leadership role in the College's nationally recognized undergraduate programs, who is committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, and who has a demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusive practices in education.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assuming leadership of the introductory neuroscience and behavior laboratory course that serves all NSBH majors.
  • Developing two upper-level experiential learning elective courses in the candidate's area of expertise, with the goal of expanding students' content depth and technical skills in the areas of behavioral and molecular/cellular neuroscience.
  • Contributing to the continued development of the NSBH undergraduate students and faculty network.
The candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience, and experience with animal behavioral, cellular, and molecular approaches. Post-doctoral experience/training is desired, but not required for consideration. Teaching experience at the college level is necessary.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • PhD-level expertise spanning the disciplines of behavioral, cellular, and molecular neuroscience.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence (e.g., prior teaching experience, use of evidence-based practices).
For more information and to apply, go HERE.

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed HERE.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

(posted October 7, 2021)


Frontiers of Science Fellows - Columbia University

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. The program will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences for the spring 2022 semester. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or expect to receive the Ph.D. by December 31, 2021 and have demonstrated teaching experience. The fellowship is renewable for three additional years based on satisfactory performance.

Fellows teach two seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, participate in curriculum development for the course, which includes course-wide assessments, and carry out research in their field of interest.

Science Fellows receive a competitive salary supplemented by an annual research allowance. To apply, please visit our online site.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

(posted October 7, 2021)


Several Tenure-Track Positions - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:
Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30652
 
The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:
Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30652
The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:
Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30652


The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:
Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30652
Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:
Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30652
The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:

Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center. Please see the posting HERE

Vector-borne disease biology: research in vector-borne diseases, including viruses, bacteria, or parasitic diseases. Preferred candidate will have strong background in molecular biology and research foci may include areas such as disease transmission, surveillance, diagnostics, or general virology/microbiology. Please see the posting HERE.

Developmental biology: research investigating basic developmental mechanisms, which may include molecular/genetic (model system-based), comparative, and/or evolutionary developmental approaches. Please see the posting HERE. https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30544

The Department is a highly collegial group of 40 faculty committed to research and education in the life sciences. Active research areas include cell and molecular biology, neurobiology, animal behavior, microbiology, vector biology, and ecology provide many opportunities for collaboration. The Department of Biology offers a Master of Science in Biology, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The application deadline is 15 Dec 2021.

(posted October 6, 2021)

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), invites applications for several tenure-track positions:
Computational biology: basic research in systems biology, metabolomics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, etc.  Faculty have access to significant computational resources including the world class Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30652

Vector-borne disease biology: research in vector-borne diseases, including viruses, bacteria, or parasitic diseases. Preferred candidate will have strong background in molecular biology and research foci may include areas such as disease transmission, surveillance, diagnostics, or general virology/microbiology. Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30543

Developmental biology: research investigating basic developmental mechanisms, which may include molecular/genetic (model system-based), comparative, and/or evolutionary developmental approaches. Please see the posting at: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30544

The Department is a highly collegial group of 40 faculty committed to research and education in the life sciences. Active research areas include cell and molecular biology, neurobiology, animal behavior, microbiology, vector biology, and ecology provide many opportunities for collaboration. The Department of Biology offers a Master of Science in Biology, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The application deadline is 15 Dec 2021.
Graduate Research Assistant - University of Oklahoma

A Graduate Research Assistant position is available in the Berkowitz lab at the University of Oklahoma for a Ph.D. student to use in vivo calcium imaging to investigate the activity of tens of spinal cord neurons simultaneously during multiple types of limb motor patterns–swimming, scratching, and flexion reflex–in adult turtles. The position is funded at least through 2024. Interested students should apply to the Cellular & Behavioral Neurobiology-Biology Ph.D. program by 12/1/2021. Please contact Ari Berkowitz with any questions.

(posted October 6, 2021)


Assistant/Associate Professor - Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University seeks outstanding candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions in neurobiology at the preferred rank of Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates for Associate Professor will be considered.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. We are seeking candidates who employ cutting-edge and innovative approaches that build on existing strengths in our growing interdepartmental and intercollegiate neuroscience community and that can bridge with departmental expertise in genetics and environmental health. Candidates pursuing research in all areas of neurobiology are encouraged to apply, and there is particular interest in candidates with expertise in computational and systems neuroscience, glial biology, neurophysiology, and neuroethology.

Follow this link for more information on this opportunity and to apply.

(posted October 6, 2021)

Faculty position in Genetics

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce an open faculty position at any rank in the Department of Biology. As part of our Biology of Behavior strategic initiative, the department continues to build an internationally recognized center of excellence in studying mechanisms of organismal behavior. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior. The Department of Biology already has a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave.

We seek to enhance the collaborative momentum of this initiative by hiring a Geneticist who uses leading-edge molecular, genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and/or related methods to understand the specification, regulation, and/or evolution of organismal behavior. We invite individuals with creative, innovative, and dynamic research programs who would like to be part of a strong group of researchers to apply for this faculty position.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 2022. For additional details, please visit the Department of Biology at the University of Oklahoma.  

QUALIFICATIONS - Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of outstanding achievement as evidenced by publications. Preferred candidates will have a promising (Assistant professor) or externally funded (Associate/Full professor) research program. The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent training for graduate students and postdocs and mentor undergraduates in research and will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching (one course per semester) in areas such as genetics, genomics, behavioral genetics, and/or in their specific area of expertise.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and up to five selected reprints/preprints as PDF files. Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio.

Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference uploaded to their Interfolio application. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor may submit names and contact information for three references in lieu of letters.

Screening of candidates will begin October 20 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT - The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

(posted September 27, 2021)

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce an open faculty position at any rank in the Department of Biology. As part of our Biology of Behavior strategic initiative, the department continues to build an internationally recognized center of excellence in studying mechanisms of organismal behavior. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior. The Department of Biology already has a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave. 
The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce an open faculty position at any rank in the Department of Biology. As part of our Biology of Behavior strategic initiative, the department continues to build an internationally recognized center of excellence in studying mechanisms of organismal behavior. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior. The Department of Biology already has a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave. 

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce an open faculty position at any rank in the Department of Biology. As part of our Biology of Behavior strategic initiative, the department continues to build an internationally recognized center of excellence in studying mechanisms of organismal behavior. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior. The Department of Biology already has a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave.


Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in Sensory Neurobiology
The Department of Biology, in conjunction with the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and whole-animal functional imaging. Preference will be given to applicants addressing questions relevant to sensory system development and/or aging.

The Department of Biology, in conjunction with the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and whole-animal functional imaging. Preference will be given to applicants addressing questions relevant to sensory system development and/or aging.
The Department of Biology, in conjunction with the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and whole-animal functional imaging. Preference will be given to applicants addressing questions relevant to sensory system development and/or aging. 
Neuroscientists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the
Biological Sciences and Neuroscience majors and graduate students in the Biological Sciences,
Biophysics,
Neuroscientists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the
Biological Sciences and Neuroscience majors and graduate students in the Biological Sciences,
Biophysics, and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science programs. They enjoy collaborative research
relationships with colleagues in the Departments of Psychology, Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Hearing and Speech Sciences, to name a few.


Neuroscientists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the Biological Sciences and Neuroscience majors and graduate students in the Biological Schiences, Biophysics, and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science programs. They enjoy collaborative research relationships with colleagues in the Departments of Psychology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Hearing and Speech Sciences, to name a few. The successful candidate will also have a joint appointment in the BBI, an institute with approximately 150 members that was established in 2021 with the goal of fostering broad collaborations between neuroscientists and colleagues in other disciplines, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Neuroscientists also benefit from close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g. Children’s National Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health). 
Candidates should have a strong publication record in sensory neuroscience and show promise for,
or an established record of, external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to
conducting open and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values,
candidates should be committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approaches to
research, teaching, and mentoring. A PhD in Neuroscience or related field is required at the time of appointment.


Candidates should have a strong publication record in sensory neuroscience and show promise for, or an established record of, external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring. A PhD in Neuroscience or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal, and must include: a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research interests and research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because the Department of Biology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2021. Please address questions to the Department Chair, Professor Joshua Singer (jhsinger@umd.edu).

(posted September 8, 2021)
For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2021. Please
address questions to the Department Chair, Professor Joshua Singer (jhsinger@umd.edu).
The Department of Biology, in conjunction with the Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI) at the University
of Maryland, College Park (UMD), seeks applications from neuroscientists working in the area of
sensory neurobiology to join us at the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be
engaged in studies of auditory, olfactory, or visual neuroscience that complement existing research
programs and that capitalize on institutional research cores for high- and super-resolution light
imaging, genomic and transcriptomic analyses, and whole-animal functional imaging. Preference will
be given to applicants addressing questions relevant to sensory system development and / or aging.


Tenure Track Faculty Positions -School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University

The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University in Normal, IL invites applications for two nine-month, tenure-track positions, one each in MICROBIOLOGY  and NEUROETHOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor. The School of Biological Sciences comprises 26 faculty, approximately 65 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), and over 750 undergraduate majors. It offers a collegial environment fostering collaboration among cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, organismal biologists, and neuroscientists as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the college or the university. The University and the School of Biological Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community, recognizing that a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body enriches the scholarly experiences for the ISU campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and a demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community are encouraged to apply. We are sensitive to the needs and invested in the success of dual career partnerships.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MICROBIOLOGY
. We seek candidates whose research addresses fundamental questions from the breadth of microbiology, such as microbe-host interactions and coevolution, biology of free-living microorganisms, microbial physiology & genetics, microbial biotechnology, microbial ecology, or microbial evolution & phylogeny. Candidates should be able to contribute to undergraduate courses in microbiology for biology and biomedical students, and to develop a graduate course in their area of expertise. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEUROETHOLOGY. We seek candidates conducting cutting-edge research in neuroethology that complements our existing research programs in neuroscience, physiology, and behavior using invertebrate and vertebrate systems. Candidates using vertebrate or non-traditional model systems are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to contribute to undergraduate courses in neuroscience and animal behavior for biology and biomedical students, and to develop a graduate course in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a rigorous, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, publish scholarly research in quality, peer-reviewed journals, advise and mentor B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students in their research groups, and provide effective, evidence-based instruction in their discipline. A Ph.D. in the specific field of biology or a closely related field, and a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral research experience by position start date are required. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please complete an online faculty application for posting number 512130 (Microbiology) or posting number 512133 (Neuroethology)
. Applicants will be instructed to attach: i) a cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) a two-page research statement, iv) a one-page teaching statement, v) a one-page statement describing your interest in or effort toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion, vi) PDFs of three representative publications, and vii) names and e-mail addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 7, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Intended start date is August 16, 2022. Questions about the Microbiology search should be directed to Dr. Steven Juliano (sajulian@ilstu.edu), while questions about the Neuroethology search should be directed to Dr. Joe Casto (jmcasto@ilstu.edu).


ABOUT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY:  We are a coeducational, residential university, with almost 21,000 students, committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. We are a learner centered, discovery-driven and globally linked School that values individual attention in both the research and classroom setting.  Illinois State University has repeatedly been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe College of Arts and Sciences unites 18 academic units, with faculty, students, and staff engaged in educational, research, and service activities in the core academic disciplines of the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities. The College has faculty deeply engaged in scholarly activity and advancing knowledge, strong disciplinary programs at undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, outstanding secondary education programs, and service activities that fulfill our responsibility to contribute to the greater good.  Information about the diverse and thriving Bloomington-Normal community can be found here:  https://www.visitbn.org/  and here:  https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu/community

(posted September 7, 2021)


Assistant Professors-Biological Sciences at Illinois State University

The School of Biological Sciences seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in Microbiology. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in microbiology or a closely related field, and post-doctoral research experience by position start date. This position is targeted to begin August 16, 2022. For a complete description please visit posting number 512130 (Microbiology).


The School of Biological Sciences seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in Neuroethology. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, and post-doctoral research experience by position start date. This position is targeted to begin August 16, 2022. For a complete description please visit posting number 512133 (Neuroethology).

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

(posted September 7, 2021)

Postdoc Opportunity - University of Nevada, Reno

Member of the AI Institute of Dynamic Systems 
The van Breugel lab seeks a postdoc to work on data driven & bio-inspired control, optimal sensor motion, & nonlinear state estimation. Opportunities for theoretical and/or applied
robotics work.


The van Breugel lab seeks a postdoc to work on data driven & bio-inspired control, optimal
sensor motion, & nonlinear state estimation. Opportunities for theoretical and/or applied
robotics work.
The van Breugel lab seeks a postdoc to work on data driven & bio-inspired control, optimal sensor motion, & nonlinear state estimation. Opportunities for theoretical and/or applied robotics work.

Candidates should have background in some of the following areas:
  • Nonlinear observability
  • Nonlinear control
  • Data driven modeling
  • Robot Operating System
  • Autonomous Robotics
  • Python, C++
  • An interest in animal (insect) sensory processing
Career development opportunities include workshops and mentoring with U. Washington, Columbia, Harvard, U. Hawaii, and more.

Contact fvanbreugel@unr.edu for more information.

The van Breugel lab seeks a postdoc to work
on data driven & bio-inspired control, optimal
sensor motion, & nonlinear state estimation.
Opportunities for theoretical and/or applied
robotics work.
(posted September 1, 2021)


Tenure-Track Position - Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Kenyon College

The Department of Neuroscience at KENYON COLLEGE invites applications for a tenure-track position starting July of 2022. Candidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and ongoing scholarly engagement. The teaching requirement is five courses per year. Courses will include regular contributions to the department’s core courses (Introductory Neuroscience, Research Methods in Neuroscience), Sensory Systems,  and additional intermediate and advanced courses.  We welcome and encourage the development of new courses that reflect the candidate’s interest and expertise. We are open to the research area, but are particularly interested in neuroscientists who use rodent, or similar research models, to investigate interactions with the brain and environment (e.g., sensory or hormonal systems).

The Neuroscience Department is interdisciplinary with several members appointed in other departments (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Philosophy, and Anthropology). The Department and the College support and encourage interdisciplinary work; therefore, an ideal candidate’s work could attract students from outside the discipline, including those in the affiliated departments as well as those in the arts and humanities.

A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a ~2-page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy that addresses experiences with and plans for teaching diverse student populations with inclusive pedagogy; 4) a ~2-page statement of the applicant’s research and scholarship with plans to include undergraduate researchers; and 5) contact information for three professional references. Unofficial graduate transcripts will be requested of candidates who advance to the interview stage. Candidates are invited to include a statement in their cover letter regarding how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. An EOE, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all groups historically underrepresented in the sciences. Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Hewlet McFarlane, Search Committee Chair.

(posted August 16, 2021)



PhD student position on the “Cellular dissection of the neural circuits for visually-guided navigation” - Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

A PhD student position (salary 65% E13) is available in the laboratory of Prof. Mathias Wernet at the division of Neurobiology of the Free University of Berlin in Germany, to contribute to our ongoing research on the cellular dissection of neural circuits underlying navigation behaviors. The advertised research project will focus on the processing and integration of specific visual cues involved in informing navigational decisions. The position is available immediately but should ideally be filled by October 15th 2021. Deadline for application is August 27th 2021. 

We use a combination of molecular genetic tools, light microscopic & electron-microscopic anatomy, optophysiology (Calcium imaging), and quantitative behavior paradigms, to understand those neural circuits in the brain of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster that guide navigation behaviors. For literature, see Sancer et al, 2019 and 2020: Mathejczyk and Wernet, 2019 and 2020, as well as the Wernet Lab website.

The Free University Berlin is located in the center of the German capital, an international and lively city, and offers an excellent scientific environment for the conducted research. The project will be performed in close cooperation with other research groups at the Free University of Berlin (AG Hiesinger, AG Sigrist, AG Menzel, etc).

Candidates should be excited about experimental Lab work, hold a Master’s degree (M.Sc.), have a strong interest in functional Neuroscience, neural circuitry and behavior. Previous experience with Drosophila is preferred, but not essential. Proficiency in English is absolutely required.
To apply (deadline: August 27th 2021), please
e-mail your CV and names of two references to:


To apply (deadline: August 27th 2021), please
e-mail your CV and names of two references to:
To apply (deadline: August 27th 2021), please e-mail your CV and names of two references to:

Mathias F. Wernet
mathias.wernet@fu-berlin.de
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich BCP, Institut für Biologie
Königin-Luise Strasse 1-3, 14195 Berlin

We use a combination of molecular genetic tools, light microscopic & electron-microscopic anatomy, optophysiology (Calcium imaging), and quantitative behavior paradigms, to understand those neural circuits in the brain of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster that guide navigation behaviors. For literature, see Sancer et al, 2019 and 2020: Mathejczyk and Wernet, 2019 and 2020, as well as the Wernet Lab website: http://www.flygen.org/wernet
The Free University Berlin is located in the center of the German capital, an international and lively city, and offers an excellent scientific environment for the conducted research. The project will be performed in close cooperation with other research groups at the Free University of Berlin (AG Hiesinger, AG Sigrist, AG Menzel, etc).

(posted August 10, 2021)

Open Postdoc Position

This position is affiliated with the Bernal Lab at the EEB research area in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University. The Bernal Lab is a research group interested in understanding the ecology and evolution of anurans and their eavesdropping enemies, mosquitoes and bats. We integrate different levels of analysis to obtain a comprehensive perspective on the sensory ecology of those organisms. The Purdue’s EEB group consists of faculty, staff, and students with particular expertise in animal behavior, infectious disease, population genetics, biological invasions, and climate change. 

Position Summary: A postdoctoral position with a focus on insect acoustics and neurophysiology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ximena Bernal. This position is part of a National Science Foundation supported research effort that investigates the behavior and underlying mechanisms of eavesdropping behavior of frog-biting mosquitoes. The successful postdoctoral candidate will perform acoustical, neurophysiological, and behavioral experiments with small insects. The objective of the ongoing research is to understand sound localization by small organisms using antennal ears, a puzzling acoustic and biological challenge. This job will entail performing behavioral experiments, using laser Doppler vibrometry and performing electrophysiological recordings at the antennae of frog-biting mosquitoes. There will be regular interactions with collaborators within and outside Purdue University. Mentoring duties including PhD and/or undergraduate students working within this project are expected. Opportunities for improving teaching abilities can be made available and are optional.

Candidates with a background in sensory biology or behavioral neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is funded for 3 years with successful annual performance following each year.

Required Job Qualifications:
  • PhD in biology, EEB, entomology, bioengineering or closely related field by the beginning of the appointment
  • Proficiency in coding.
  • A publication record related to some of the components of this project (e.g. insect neurophysiology, mosquito acoustics)
  • Excellent work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and in a team.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the start date. The department will not sponsor a visa for this position.

    Preferred Job Qualifications:

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of bioacoustics
  • Experience in extracellular neurophysiology.
  • Interest in species interactions across trophic levels
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on August 1st, 2021. Applicants should send an email to Dr. Bernal (xbernal@purdue.edu) including the following items: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information of three professional references, one of who is/was an immediate supervisor, who has firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s profession abilities. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Prior experience in neuroethology or neurophysiology, preferentially working with insects.
• Proficiency in coding.
• A publication record related to some of the components of this project (e.g. insect neurophysiology, mosquito acoustics)
• Excellent work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and in a team.
• The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the start date. The department will not sponsor a visa for this position.

Position Summary: A postdoctoral position with a focus on insect acoustics and neurophysiology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ximena Bernal. This position is part of a National Science Foundation supported research effort that investigates the behavior and underlying mechanisms of eavesdropping behavior of frog-biting mosquitoes. The successful postdoctoral candidate will perform acoustical, neurophysiological, and behavioral experiments with small insects.
The objective of the ongoing research is to understand sound localization by small organisms using antennal ears, a puzzling acoustic and biological challenge. This job will entail performing behavioral experiments, using laser Doppler vibrometry and performing electrophysiological recordings at the antennae of frog-biting mosquitoes. There will be regular interactions with collaborators within and outside Purdue University. Mentoring duties including PhD and/or undergraduate students working within this project are expected. Opportunities for improving teaching abilities can be made available and are optional.
(posted July 5, 2021)


Open Postdoctoral Positions in the Riffell Laboratory 
at the University of Washington, Seattle


The Invertebrate Neuroethology Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking one or two talented MSc or PhD students starting in the Fall term of 2021. Our laboratory is interested in how brains select appropriate behavioural responses to varying conditions, how different brains produce different behaviours, and how brains change with age and experience. Using primarily honey bees and cockroaches, we employ immunohistochemistry, microscopy, electrophysiology, and a wide variety of behavioural assays. 
 
Application deadline for Canadian and US applicants: June 1, 2021.
Application deadline for international applicants: March 1, 2021.
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Byron N. Van Nest at byron.vannest@umanitoba.ca at least two months prior to these deadlines.