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Graduate Study Opportunities in Neural Circuits and Behaviour
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 2020. 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, 2020.
Application deadline for international applicants: March 1, 2020.
For more information, please contact Dr. Byron N. Van Nest at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two months prior to these deadlines.
(posted November 19, 2019)
Postdoc position – Neurobiology of Hippocampus in Birds
Starting: presumably March 2020
Duration: 2 years
A postdoc position will be opened at the ‘Neurobiology of Comparative Cognition Group’ at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (University of Trento, Italy). The post-doctoral fellow will be part of a wider research project on the structural and functional properties of the hippocampus in domestic chicks and quails.
The ideal candidate has a PhD in neurobiology or related disciplines and experience with at least one of the following methods: electrophysiology (not necessarily on the avian brain), animal behaviour, histology, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridisation, lesioning, tracing, qPCR. Experience with Python or MATLAB is also welcome.
The laboratory is fully equipped and offers an exciting international and interdisciplinary state of the art work environment. For further information do not hesitate to contact: email@example.com
The formal call for applications will be available by the beginning of December HERE
(posted November 15, 2019)
NSF Funded PhD Positions to Study Insect Vision
The laboratory of Dr. Elke Buschbeck, in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati is currently looking for PhD students for a project that is newly funded by the National Science Foundation and investigates how insects establish and maintain correctly focused eyes. The project uses molecular, optical, and physiological methods to investigate fundamental mechanisms in the image-forming eyes of diving beetle larvae and compound eyes of Drosophila melanogaster.
For more information please visit: http://buschbecklab.com. Note that the graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences has a strong focus on Sensory Systems and Behavior, with 14 Faculty members who’s work relates to the discipline. For more information on the graduate program, please visit HERE.
(posted November 12, 2019)
Positions available: postdoctoral fellow, graduate student, research technician, undergraduate student - University of Arizona in Tucson
A new lab is opening at the University of Arizona in the Department of Neuroscience in the spring of 2020 by Dr. Melville Wohlgemuth. The lab will study how interconnected circuits in the brain interact for natural, adaptive behaviors. Specifically, we will study the interactions of sensory and motor circuits in the context of spatial attention behaviors, goal-directed action, multi-modal motor signaling, and closed-loop control of complex behavior. In order to research these brain-behavior relationships, we will employ wireless multi-channel physiology and optogenetics, along with computational ethology in echolocating bats performing their natural behaviors for interacting with the 3D world.
The lab is currently looking for motivated scientists at all levels: undergraduates, research technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. If interested, please send an email with your C.V. and a brief statement about your research interests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(posted November 4, 2019)
3-Year Postdoctoral Research Position at the University of Bonn, Germany
We are looking for a highly motivated, independent and team-oriented postdoc candidate with a recent Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroethology, Behavioral Physiology, Neurobiology, Informatics or Robotics and a strong interest in biology. The position offers the opportunity to pursue one’s own research interests, however, the general topic of the research should be related to our current projects in behavioral, neural- and sensory biology of fish.
The position will be in the von der Emde-lab, who investigates how animals, especially fish, perceive their environment and how they communicate with each other. Our aim is to elucidate sensory and cognitive performances of animals and to decipher their behavioral and neural strategies in environmental sensing, spatial orientation and social communication in groups. We apply a broad range of methods from sensory and behavioral physiology, neurobiology and robotics to AI research.
The successful candidate will help in the research and teaching activities (4h/week - semester) of our lab at the Institute for Zoology, and should be fluent in English with at least basic knowledge in German. He/she should have an interest in signal analysis (e.g. Spike2, R-statistics, Matlab), in vivo or in vitro physiology, or robotics. A basic knowledge in programming would be desirable.
The starting date is April 1st, 2020; salary according to Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L (100%). Complete applications (consisting of a CV, certificates, list of publications and a letter of motivation) should be submitted preferably until 15th of December 2019 via email to email@example.com. Before sending your application, please combine and convert all of your documents into a single pdf-file. For further information please contact Gerhard von der Emde, phone: +49 (0)228/735555.
The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and aims to increase the proportion of women employed in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers. To that end, it urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable candidates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome.
(posted October 30, 2019)
Non-tenure Faculty Position in Neuroscience - University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Neuroscience Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a 3-year appointment, non-tenure track Instructor position in Neuroscience to start August 2020. The position is renewable and allows for advancement. We seek applicants who are broadly trained and able to teach a range of undergraduate courses that may include (but are not limited to) Introduction to Neuroscience, Neuroscience Methods, and Advanced Neuroscience Laboratory. Coursework in the candidate’s area of expertise will be welcome. A molecular/cellular emphasis with a background in areas such as neuroimmunology, neuropharmacology, developmental, clinical and/or systems neuroscience are particularly welcome. As a faculty member, the successful applicant will teach three courses per semester, and receive a quarter-time time assignment in undergraduate advising.
Candidates must have completed an earned doctorate in Neuroscience or a related field prior to the start date of employment. Area of specialization within Neuroscience is open. The ideal candidate will have a strong background of excellence in teaching with demonstrated commitments to supporting a diverse undergraduate student population. Experience advising undergraduate students is a plus.
The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts & Sciences that is actively engaged with others on the campus as well as community partners. The university and department have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. For additional information on our vibrant campus community, please see our recent ad in Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information about UNO’s Neuroscience program, please visit HERE.
Please visit the UNO careers website at to apply. Create your account, and search for the Instructor in Neuroscience posting. Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Statements of teaching goals, experience and dedication toward diversity and inclusion, undergraduate advising experience, a brief statement of research interests, teaching evaluations, and optional supplemental information such as copies of publications should be attached as a single file in the portfolio area of the application. Include names and contact information of three references. Your references will be requested by the system to submit letters of recommendation electronically. We begin the review of applicants December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to Dr. Suzanne Sollars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
(posted October 29, 2019)
Postdoctoral Position in Neuroethology in Graz, Austria
Our laboratory is interested in how evolution shapes neuronal circuits (from single cells to the network level) to generate adaptive behavior. We are currently looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a strong interest in the function and evolution of neural circuits. While the position offers the ability to pursue one’s own research interests, the general topic of the research should be closely related to the laboratory philosophy, which is centered in the neuroethological framework. Candidates with experience or a strong interest in fish neurobiology are especially encouraged to apply.
The laboratory is equipped for a variety of methods including different intracellular (in vivo and in vitro patch clamp/intracellular physiology), extracellular recording techniques, fluorescence imaging (confocal and light sheet), calcium imaging, UV-uncaging, immunohistochemistry and tract tracing. A teaching duty (German or English) is included within the position.
For information on the official job advertisement, please contact Boris Chagnaud.
(posted October 17, 2019)
2-Year Postdoc Stipend Available with Lund University - Sweden
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc candidate with a recent Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience or Computer Sciences and a strong interest in biology. The project involves a collaboration between David O’Carroll’s lab (Lund University, Sweden) and Andrew Straw’s lab (University of Freiburg, Germany), with opportunities to spend extended time in both labs. The successful candidate will help develop an upscaled virtual reality arena in Lund (FreemoVR) to test larger free flying insects such as hoverflies and honeybees. Support for the project is from grants from the Swedish Research Council, Formas & Carl Trygger’s foundation, to investigate visual selective attention and cholinergic pathways for visual processing of optic flow in flying insects.
Support for the project is from grants from the Swedish Research Council, Formas & Carl Trygger’s foundation, to investigate visual selective attention and cholinergic pathways for visual processing of optic flow in flying insects. Strong technical and software skills and either experience or a keen interest in learning to program computer graphics and visual tracking are essential, as well as experience to work both in a team and independently. Preference will be given to applicants possessing solid experience of tracking insect behavior and setting up virtual reality environments.
Additional Information: The starting date is upon agreement but no later than January 2020. The position is for 24 months. Applicants interested in the position should contact us before October 30, 2019 with a cover letter briefly describing experience and research interests, a complete CV including publication list and contact details for at least 2 referees. Contact Dr Elisa Rigosi (email@example.com) for more information. Applications should be sent to the same e-mail address.
(posted October 17, 2019)
Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neurobiology - University of Nebraska
The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Behavioral Neurobiology. This is an academic-year position for a scientist who studies the neurobiological basis of behavior. Candidates should have demonstrated success in conducting research that integrates across multiple levels of biological organization.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the School of Biological Sciences by developing course offerings in neurobiology and related fields. The successful candidate will receive a competitive start-up package and will have the opportunity to work with an accomplished group of behavioral biologists in the School of Biological Sciences, and other neurobiologists in the Department of Psychology (psychology.unl.edu); the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior; and other units across the UNL campus.
The School of Biological Sciences works to provide a collegial, friendly, and welcoming place to work. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of the school, the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. The city of Lincoln, Nebraska boasts an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with a lively music and art scene and a collection of over 120 parks and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living.To learn more about the University of Nebraska and the School of Biological Sciences, visit HERE.
A PhD in biology or related discipline and research experience in neurobiology is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of success in using advanced molecular, cellular, biochemical, physiological, genetic or genomic approaches to study the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie animal behavior. A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research and classroom teaching experience is preferred. Preferred candidates will use organismal and experimental approaches in model or non-model animals and will complement existing research expertise in the School of Biological Sciences by adding neurobiological approaches.
(posted October 17, 2019)
Research Specialist, Postdoctoral and PhD studentship positions available in neuromechanics of locomotion
The UCI Neuromechanics lab (Irvine, CA, US) is recruiting lab members to start from around January 2020. We will be recruiting a 1-2 Postdocs and a Research Specialist (Bachelors or Masters level qualification) to start from January 2020 (flexible start dates), and PhD students to start Autumn 2020 (application deadline 1st Dec 2019).
Please see our website for brief descriptions of the positions available. Interested applicants should contact Monica Daley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and for further information on the application process.
Trainees will benefit from a supportive mentoring environment with interactions across numerous faculty in comparative physiology, biomechanics and neuromechanics (Daley, Azizi, McHenry, Loudon, Hicks, Aguilar-Roca, German, Connor & Lutterschmidt). See https://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/ for further information about the department. We also expect to develop strong links with faculty in Biomedical Engineering and the UCI Medical Centre.
(posted October 15, 2019)
(posted October 11, 2019)
Tenure Track Professorship in Neural Basis of Vocal Communication - Berlin, Germany
Tenure-Stream Appointment - Assistant Professor at University of Toronto Scarborough
The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Neuroscience. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The successful candidate must employ the latest empirical approaches to understand brain function on multiple levels ranging from the genomic and cellular to circuits and entire organisms. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing neuroscience research within the department and seek those who complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. Research areas and technological approaches of the successful candidate may include but are not limited to:
- mechanisms of behavioural adaptation
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conference, awards and accolades for work in the field, an innovative research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials. Documented teaching excellence may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate is also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found HERE
(posted October 15, 2019)
Postdoctoral Research Position at the University of North Carolina
The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching. The professorship is located in the Department of Biology at the interface between Systems Neurosciencesand Behavioral Biology.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz - BerlHG). The successful candidate will have an outstanding doctorate, excellent international research achievements as well as internationally visible publications in renowned journals. Moreover, she or he will use a wide spectrum of methods and will combine modern neurophysiological approaches with behavioral studies in vertebrates. The new professor is expected to have a research profile which enables her or him to participate in existing or future network projects. She or he will have experience in acquiring and managing externally funded projects. Furthermore, the appointee will be able to teach courses in German and English.
Apart from the official duties in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The new professor will hold courses offered in the Bachelor´s and Master´s programs in biology (9 LVS), especially in behavioral biology. A possible research focus will be the the neural basis of complex communication in the brains of songbirds. Animal experimental studies of the neural processes of learning vocalizations and interactions with vocalisations are desirable. Therefore, the candidate should apply approaches that allow connecting learning and memory processes through the application of complex analytical methods.
In addition, it would be advantageous for the appointee to be involved in the SFB 1315 “Memory Consolidation”. Furthermore, she or he should cooperate with colleagues of other neuroscientific network projects (e.g. the excellence cluster Neurocure), of the Neuro computer science and the Cognitive science. The appointee is expected to include ethical aspects of animal testing and aspects of gender and diversity approaches in teaching.
The professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of five years. Under the condition that the appointee passes the tenure evaluation, upon its expiry the tenure track professorship entails appointment to the tenured position which will not be advertised. Objectives for this evaluation will be negotiated during the appointment procedure for the tenure track professorship (according to Article 102 c BerlHG).
The objectives to be agreed upon will include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- Support of junior scholars
- Academic self-governance
- Personnel leadership
- Language proficiency
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; if applicable the letter of appointment (please add translations if needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavours, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates. If applicable for the respective content area, please give information on industrial cooperation, inventions/patents and spin-offs.
All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code BCP-2019-W2-TT-Neuro no later than November 14, 2019.
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy
c/o Mrs. Dr. Martina Sick
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and regulations of the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102 c BerlHG) can be found HERE
(posted October 15, 2019)
The Dickerson lab at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications for a postdoctoral research position focusing on flight control in the fruit fly, Drosophila. The successful candidate will employ epifluorescent calcium imaging combined with muscle electrophysiology 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. For more details, please visit our website.
Link to Online Application and Information
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, or other related fields. Qualified applicants will have experience with imaging or electrophysiology, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills. An appreciation for integrative approaches to understanding neural circuits and behavior is strongly encouraged. No prior experience with Drosophila is necessary.
Applicants should include a CV, contact information for three references, and a short statement of research interests. Please direct all position-related questions to Brad Dickerson (email@example.com).
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Postdoctoral / Research Specialist Position in Neural Circuits and Behavior
The Reiser lab at the Janelia Research Campus seeks a creative scientist to join us in figuring out how the fly brain uses visual information to control behavior.
We use behavioral, anatomical, imaging, electrophysiological, and computational methods to understand the neural circuits for vision and navigation in Drosophila. This is an exciting time to be working on the fly brain—full brain connectomes and precise genetic access to nearly every cell type in the brain are on the horizon. We pair these tools with our continuing exploration of Drosophila behaviors. In this position, you would apply these methods to deeply map behavioral circuits. Many project directions are possible that are related to active research topics in the lab:
- visual motion guided behaviors
- visual place learning
- central modulation of vision
- A keen interest in figuring out the brain.
- Ph.D. in experimental biology, neuroscience, or a quantitative field.
- Experience in some of these areas: neurophysiology, animal behavior, Drosophila molecular/genetic methods, neuroanatomy, instrumentation, computer vision, and machine learning.
- Familiarity with scientific computing environments is preferred (although lack of experience should not discourage an interested applicant).
Janelia is a unique, exciting research environment near Washington, D.C., with abundant opportunities for collaboration and learning new things. Interested applicants should apply by email; please include your curriculum vitae and research interests and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to reiserm at janelia.hhmi.org.
The Reiser lab is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. Members of groups underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. HHMI is an equal opportunity employer.
(posted October 10, 2019)
PhD Opportunities to Study Neuroethology of Insect Navigation
The Giraldo lab is beginning in the Dept. of Entomology at UC Riverside starting July 2020 and is looking for PhD students excited to explore the neuroethology of insect navigation. We will address this question in Drosophila, which not only provides a wealth of genetic tools, but also a diverse genus to address the ecology of orientation and navigation. I am looking for students interested in learning the latest neural imaging techniques as well as those who want to explore how Drosophila species deal with complex stimuli in the field. Potential graduate student projects could identify neurons involved in visually-guided navigation, test whether D. melanogaster integrates or prioritized different sensory cues, or compare seasonal differences in dispersal behavior across Drosophila species.
If interested, please send a statement of interest, CV and list of references to Ysabel Giraldo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Check out the Giraldo lab page. More information about the department, including details on applying to the graduate program can be found here.
(posted October 9, 2019)
Research Group Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scientists - University of Oldenburg
The SFB 1372 "Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates" at the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a Research Group Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scientists (E13 TV-L, 100%, part-time suitable) to conduct independent research in the field of Magnetoreception and/or Navigation in Animals. The position will be filled as soon as possible and is limited to 36 months.
The central aim of SFB 1372 is to achieve a comprehensive and multidisciplinary understanding of magnetoreception and vertebrate navigation, all the way from the biophysical mechanisms to the natural behaviour of navigating animals, covering every step in between. To achieve this, we want to understand how magnetic cues are sensed, how magnetic information reaches the brain for processing, how multisensory navigation-relevant information is integrated in the brain, whether neural correlates of map and compass information exist beyond a lab environment of a few square metres, what the genetic basis of migration is, and how cue manipulations and different sensory strategies affect navigation behaviours and global migration patterns. SFB 1372 combines more than 20 laboratories at the University of Oldenburg, the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the Institute of Avian Research, the University of Cologne, the Weizmann Institute for Science, and the University of Oxford in a stimulating, highly interactive and cooperative research environment.
The University of Oldenburg is located in the Northwest of Germany and is a middle-sized university with over 2,500 employees and 15,000 students. Most of the University of Oldenburg's 222 professors have been appointed in the past decade, creating a young, ambitious, and dynamic team carrying out internationally cutting-edge research.
QUALIFICATIONS - To complement and develop our research activities in SFB 1372, we are seeking highly motivated young scientists with an outstanding scientific track record and substantial international research experience in fields related to the aims of SFB 1372. These may include but are not restricted to quantum chemistry, biophysics, structural biology, neuroanatomy, behavioural neuroscience, animal behavior, movement ecology, migration genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, electrophysiology, viral techniques, and optogenetics (for further information on SFB 1372 please visit: www.sfb1372.de). Required qualifications include an academic university degree, a very good doctoral thesis in a discipline related to SFB 1372, recognizable potential for peer-reviewed publications in leading international journals, a visionary research program, and initial experience in acquisition of research grants and teaching.
COMPENSATION - Payment and social benefits are in accordance with the regulations of the German salary agreement for public service employees (TV-L). Core support for consumables and one PhD student are assigned to the position by the faculty. As a member of the School of Mathematics and Science, institutional support will be provided, including modern laboratory space and state-of-the-art facilities in addition to career advancing training and mentoring support.
Duties include: During the 3-year period, the successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to SFB 1372. Within the first 12-18 months, the candidate is expected to develop an independent research program strong enough to apply for extramural funding for a 5-years+ Junior Research Group (DFG Emmy Noether, VW Freigeist, or ERC starting or consolidator grant). If (a) one of these four grants is successfully acquired within the 3-year period, and (b) the actual work of the group under these programs is evaluated to be successful by the Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences in Oldenburg, a tenure track to a professorship is in principle a possibility according to the current laws of Niedersachsen. Motivation to further develop academic teaching experience and qualifications is also expected.
The SFB 1372 is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore, strongly encourages women to apply. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.
HOW TO APPLY - Candidates should submit their application to Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät V, Abt. Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany or electronically as a single PDF file to email@example.com including a motivated letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience, a research concept for the next three years detailing how the candidate would integrate her/his work into SFB 1372 and why this concept could be developed into a successful Emmy Noether, Freigeist, or ERC grant application (in total at maximum 4-5 pages), a publication list, a third party funding list, and the contact addresses of three academic referees.
Submissions will only be accepted if they are received no later than 22.10.2019.
For further questions please contact Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen.
(posted October 1, 2019)
Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Flight Biomechanics at University of New South Wales
Applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher is being sought from motivated candidates interested in seeking deeper insights into the biomechanics of flight and bio-inspired approaches toward realizing commensurate artificial systems. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s main responsibility will include conducting research on the musculoskeletal system of the flight motor in insects. The overarching aim of the project is to build our understanding of the form and function of the insect thorax in transmitting the forces generated by the main power muscles to the wing that results in flapping flight. The candidate will be provided with opportunities to conduct biological measurements, analytical modelling and robotic testing. This project will be conducted collaboratively with leading groups in biomechanics and robotics in Japan. Visits to partner groups for experimental campaigns and meetings will be necessary.
The general topic of the research is fixed (externally funded project) however opportunities to pursue novel ideas, build leadership qualities through supervision of PhD and undergraduate students will be afforded. The successful candidate is expected to disseminate their findings through conference presentations and journal publications. The candidate is also expected to become an integral member of the group and support the other exciting projects and teaching activities.
The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) is one of the flagship schools in UNSW-Canberra. The working group in SEIT studying animal flight consists of four full-time senior academics, one postdoc and over ten PhD students working on diverse projects using experimental and computational approaches.
About the Role:
* Job Title – Postdoctoral Researcher
* Salary – Level A6 – as per UNSW standards
* Fixed Term 3 years
* Full Time
2.Demonstrate a keen desire to learn and solve problems through innovation
3. Develop novel research directions in, but not limited to, flight biomechanics and bio-inspired robotics
4. Supervise PhD students, Bachelors of Engineering final year projects
5. Work closely with other researchers within the group and contribute towards a stimulating working environment
6. Support teaching activities within the school
7. Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
1. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Engineering, Biology or related discipline
2. Strong interest in flight biomechanics and interdisciplinary research
3. Passionate about fundamental research on the form and function of flying animals
4. Experience with insect and/or bird flight research and publications in this general area is highly desirable
5. Good command of spoken and written English
6. Willingness to travel for experiment campaigns
7. Excellent communication and team-working skills
1. Conduct high quality research on the musculoskeletal structure and function of insect thorax in creating the wing motions necessary for flight
8. Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
HOW TO APPLY: In your application you should systematically address how you meet the qualifications criteria outlined above and please include your CV in one PDF file and send it to Sridhar.firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website
Dr Sridhar Ravi E: Sridhar.email@example.com
T: +61 2 6268 8923
Applications Close: Open until filled
(posted September 30, 2019)
Assistant Professor Opportunity at the University of Toronto Scarborough
The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Invertebrate Behaviour Genetics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a PhD in the Biological Sciences, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will apply modern genetic approaches to fundamental questions in invertebrate behaviour, including, but not limited to, genomics/epigenomics of insect behaviour; evolution of behaviour; social evolution; behavioural ecology.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate is also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found HERE
The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto
, to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply ONLINE HERE
. Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found HERE
. We recommend combining attached documents into ONE or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
Applicants must also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate?s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by the closing date. Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email email@example.com
. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 2, 2019.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
(posted September 29, 2019)
Open Rank Faculty Search in Animal Behavior and Cognition at Hunter College, City University of New York
The Department of Psychology at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure–track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in Animal Behavior, with a focus on applied and/or basic research in canine behavior and cognition.
We seek an academically excellent scholar and an outstanding scientist to head our new Thinking Dog Center in Manhattan, which is part of a vibrant MA program in Animal Behavior and Conservation (ABC) in the Psychology Department of Hunter College. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to teaching undergraduates in Psychology, and mentoring graduate students in our Animal Behavior and Conservation MA program. The chosen candidate will also be eligible for membership in the Ph.D. program in Cognitive and Comparative Psychology within the Graduate Center (CUNY). Scholars whose work cuts across existing departmental content areas (e.g., comparative cognition, animal communication, human-animal interaction, animal welfare, urban ecosystems or conservation) are highly encouraged to apply.
Duties include: Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
More information about the department can be found HERE.
Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.
QUALIFICATIONS - The individual hired must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree and an active program of research that can attract undergraduate and graduate students. A strong research program is essential. Postdoctoral research experience is a plus. The potential to obtain external funding is necessary.
We seek an individual with a strong commitment and ability to work with diverse student populations. Candidates should have an outstanding record of scholarly publications commensurate with their career trajectory. Experience with public science communication is not required but preferred. The potential to obtain external funding is necessary for junior rank applicants and a history of such funding required for more senior candidates.
COMPENSATION - Salary is commensurate with experience and will be determined by the CUNY salary structure.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY: https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/faculty-open-rank-animal-behavior-and-cognition-psychology/0F763D8B014A4DC68C0BF05D3B773E3F/job/
Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume, letter of application, research statement, statement of teaching Philosophy (including summaries of teaching evaluations if possible) and 1-2 representative publication with names and email and postal addresses for up to three individuals familiar with their research and teaching experience who can be contacted for recommendations available to attach into the application before you begin.
(posted September 27, 2019)
Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions in the Department of Biology, University of Kentucky
As part of a continuing campaign to grow and enhance the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, we seek to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors in any area of Integrative Biology.
The Department of Biology has developed strengths in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, development and regeneration, and biological clocks, and uses a diverse array of model systems (e.g., Drosophila, lampreys, zebrafish, birds, salamanders, a variety of mammals, microbes, and plants). Our current effort to enhance our research portfolio includes building strength in the following areas: (1) biological timing systems and (2) responses to environmental change. For example, faculty hired recently in these areas study interactions of energy balance and circadian clocks, and the evolution of host-pathogen interactions. However, we are interested in any exciting area of Biology that enhances or complements facets of our departmental research. Research in the Department uses empirical, computational, and theoretical perspectives, and we invite prospective research programs that use any combination of these approaches.
With more than 500 life sciences faculty on one contiguous campus, there are excellent opportunities for scientific interaction and collaboration with programs in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Agriculture, and Arts & Sciences, the Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders Brown Center on Aging, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, among others. Applicants for both positions must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with postdoctoral experience (minimum 6 months) demonstrating excellence in their field. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and/or some teaching experience is encouraged. Responsibilities for the successful candidates include (1) establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) contribution to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) service for the department, university, and profession. Competitive start-up funds and renovated laboratory space will be provided.
Interested applicants should apply online HERE. Applications must include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two-page description of the prospective research program (upload under Specific Request 1), 4) one-page description of teaching interests (upload under Specific Request 2), and 5) one-page statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 3). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Questions about the Department and/or these searches should be addressed to Dr. Vincent Cassone, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 101D Thomas Hunt Morgan Building, Lexington, KY 40506; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before October 15 are assured full consideration.
(posted September 23, 2019)
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience - Louisiana State University
Duties: 50% Develop and maintain an independent and vigorous and extramurally funded research program in the area of neuroscience. 50% Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in a biological sciences discipline, including a course in neuroscience and direct/supervise graduate students.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field. Successful track record of productive research, publication, and postdoctoral experience.
Online Application can be found HERE
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
(posted September 23, 2019)
The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Neuroscience Assistant Professor. The position is open to all areas of Neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, circuit, systems and behavioral level approaches to address fundamental questions in neuroscience. Researchers utilizing non-mammalian or non-traditional model systems and those who would appreciate joining diverse and interactive faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology - Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Open Date: September 4, 2019
Description: The Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to develop an independent research program in the area of neuroethology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, or another relevant field. The successful candidate is expected to develop an outstanding independent research program, and to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in neurobiology. The normal teaching load is one course per semester, and creation of new courses is encouraged. We are particularly interested in individuals whose focus is on the neural and biomechanical mechanisms of behavior, who is working in preparations that are tractable to detailed circuit analysis (invertebrate organisms preferred), and who is using genetic tools or other novel techniques to monitor and manipulate behavior through the activity of individual neurons or neural circuits. Computational or biomechanical approaches to problems in neuroscience are of interest, but not required.
The successful candidate will be joining a department that has strong research programs in the neural, biomechanical, and modulatory mechanisms of invertebrate behavior, and has strong ties to interdisciplinary collaborators (e.g., multiple biorobotics laboratories in the CWRU College of Engineering; computational neuroscience in the Department of Mathematics; and developmental and molecular neurobiology in the Department of Neuroscience in the CWRU School of Medicine). The Department of Biology is developing a joint Neurosciences major with the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, with contributions from faculty in the Departments of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy. The successful candidate’s research, teaching, and mentoring will contribute to the new major.
Case Western Reserve University is a private university located in Cleveland, Ohio. Faculty research interests in the Department of Biology at CWRU include Animal Behavior, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Neurobiology, and Plant Biotechnology. In addition to on-campus facilities, CWRU owns and operates University Farms, a 389-acre property that includes laboratory and greenhouse facilities, has an affiliation agreement with The Holden Arboretum and participates in cooperative programs with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Cleveland is home to a world-class orchestra and art museum, several award-winning restaurants, and three major league sports teams. In 2016, Forbes Magazine named Cleveland “America’s Hottest City.” CWRU is committed to our relationships with world-class health care, cultural, educational, and scientific institutions in its University Circle neighborhood and across greater Cleveland.
Application Instructions: Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, two relevant research publications and request three confidential letters of recommendation online here. Applications should be received by October 31, 2019 to receive full consideration. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The start date for this position is flexible, and we encourage applications from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers who may wish to delay their appointment to complete current research projects before starting their own laboratory.
Application Process: This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
(posted September 19, 2019)
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology - Texas A&M University
The Department of Biology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for three tenure-track, assistant professor positions in microbiology, neurobiology, and theoretical evolutionary biology.
We will consider candidates pursuing innovative research in any subarea of these fields. The criteria for selection are uniqueness, creativity, and excellence in research and scholarship. We require all candidates to have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will increase the exposure of our students to a diverse culture.
Expectations for the successful candidate will be to develop an externally funded research program and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. We offer an interactive and collegial research environment, a modern infrastructure, and a competitive startup package. Please go to www.bio.tamu.edu to find more information about our department. For full consideration, applicants should email a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2019 to email@example.com. If you have questions about this search, please direct e-mails to Dr. Bruce Riley, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative/Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. The College of Science and the Department of Biology are dedicated to the goal of building an inclusive and culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and working in an environment of academic freedom and equality of opportunity.
(posted September 17, 2019)
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Neuroethology
The Sections of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution and Neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences invite applications for a faculty position in neuroethology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates must possess strong leadership skills. Candidates who use cutting edge molecular and neural approaches to investigate the neural bases of animal behavior in whole organisms with a strong focus on the natural ecological or evolutionary context of these behaviors are encouraged to apply. Researchers who combine field and lab-based organismal approaches would be an excellent fit. This position will complement existing strengths within the Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD.
The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications.
Follow this link for information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:
Associate or Full Rank:
(posted September 16, 2019)
Further details about the required application material can be found here. UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Research Fellow in Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - University of Sussex
Are you a talented and ambitious computer scientist, computational neuroscientist or machine learner? Are you looking for an opportunity to use cutting edge technology to gain new understanding of how small-brained insects learn so rapidly and robustly, and in turn develop novel active AI algorithms that are inspired by these insights? We have an opportunity for a Research Fellow to join the Brains on Board
team at the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex to join a collaboration with the University of Sheffield and world-leading neuroscientists in Australia through the EPSRC-funded ActiveAI project: active learning and selective attention for rapid, robust and efficient AI.
You will develop a new class of ActiveAI controllers for problems in which insects excel but deep learning methods struggle. These problems have one or more of the following characteristics: (i) learning must occur rapidly, (ii) learning samples are few or costly, (iii) computational resources are limited, and (iv) the problem changes over time. Insects deal with such complex tasks robustly despite limited computational power because learning is an active process emerging from the interaction of evolved brains, bodies and behaviours. Through a virtuous cycle of modelling and experiments, you will develop insect-inspired models, in which behavioural strategies and specialised sensors actively structure sensory input while selective attention drives learning to the most salient information. This will be achieved through extended visits to Australia, in which you will interact with biologists and shape novel insect experiments that in turn will inspire computational and robotic models and novel algorithms. In this way, we will both advance neuroscience and enable ActiveAI solutions which will be efficient in final network configuration, robust to real-world conditions and learn rapidly.
This project includes significant scope for you to creatively shape and drive the project to your interests and to organise the timing and length of your visits to Australia. You will work under the supervision of Professors Andrew Philippides, Thomas Nowotny and Paul Graham at Sussex as well as the wider Brains on Board team and, together with a partner research fellow at Sheffield University, you will lead a new collaboration with world-leading Australian research partners through extended secondments.
For full details
Closing date: midnight UK BST, 23 September 2019.
(posted September 16, 2019)
Cluster Hire in the Biology of Behavior - University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce three open faculty positions 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 understanding 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 the neurobiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave.
We seek to enhance the collaborative momentum of this initiative by inviting individuals with creative, innovative, and dynamic research programs who are interested in joining a strong group of researchers to apply for these faculty positions:
* A Geneticist who uses integrative molecular approaches to understand the evolution, specification, and/or regulation of how genes affect organismal behavior.
* A Behavioral Physiologist who studies the endocrine regulation and modulation of behavior.
* An Evolutionary Developmental Biologist who studies how developmental processes give rise to organismal morphology, nervous system structures, and/or physiology that lay the foundation for the generation of behavior.
The anticipated start date for these positions is August 2020. For additional details, please visit http://ou.edu/bb and http://www.ou.edu/cas/biology.
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. Successful candidates will be expected to provide excellent research training for students and postdocs and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching (one course per semester) in areas such as animal behavior, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, cell biology, genomics, or bioinformatics.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in a position, a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to five selected reprints/preprints as PDF files to the website for the appropriate position:
Evolutionary Developmental Biologist:
Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference uploaded to the appropriate website. 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 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Oklahoma is an EO/Affirmative Action institution. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. In compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the University of Oklahoma 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, and educational services.
(posted September 13, 2019)
Neuromolecular Study Opportunity at Illinois State University
MS or PhD position is available Summer/Fall 2020 to study the neuromolecular basis of magnetic field transduction in the Vidal-Gadea lab at Illinois State University. This NSF funded project explores the transduction of machinery for magnetic field transduction at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. You will join a vibrant team of researchers and will have the opportunity to learn in-depth behavioral analysis, calcium imaging, confocal microscopy, molecular techniques including cloning, RNAi, qPCR, and optogenetics. Our lab has state of the art equipment to facilitate your training and progress, and our department is home to a diverse group of helpful scientist including multiple neuroethology groups which will enrich your training. This position will be funded by a combination of TA and RA funds.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should be highly motivated, and ideally have previous research experience, BSc in biology, and be excited to work in a diverse environment.
More information: Please email Andrés Vidal-Gadea (email@example.com) with questions, or visit:
Our website: https://about.illinoisstate.edu/avidal/Pages/default.aspx
NSF award description: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1818140&HistoricalAwards=false
(posted September 11, 2019)
Post-Doc Opportunity - Weizmann Institute/Tel-Aviv University
A motivated Post-doc is wanted for working on seismic sensing and communication in the blind mole-rat in Israel, aiming to understand how these animals use vibrations to communicate information and navigate through under-ground tunnels.
The project will include various behavioral experiments in lab and field conditions, applying advanced computation methodologies of sound and vibration analysis and use of unique new miniature wireless on-board sensors.
The project is a collaboration between the lab's of Yossi Yovel in Tel-Aviv University and Tali Kimchi from the Weizmann Institute.
(posted September 5, 2019)
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience - McMaster University
The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, open faculty position in Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2020.
We seek a researcher who uses animal models to investigate fundamental neuroscience questions at any level(s) ranging from cells to circuits and systems. Applications from any area of neuroscience are welcome, and applications from early-career researchers are especially encouraged.
Our department has long-standing strengths in sensory systems and behavioural neuroscience, and state-of-the art animal facilities. We also have strengths in perception, cognition, development, evolutionary psychology, and animal behaviour. We value and encourage collaboration among researchers, and have close ties with the Departments of Biology and Kinesiology and the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences. Many of our faculty are affiliated with McMaster’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, and together with the Department of Biology, our department founded and administers McMaster’s Neuroscience Undergraduate program.
McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.
Faculty members at McMaster enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty who are parents and/or need to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
McMaster is located in Hamilton, Ontario, which is part of the “Golden Horseshoe” region of southern Ontario. Hamilton is located between Toronto and the Niagara/Buffalo area. It sits on the shores of Lake Ontario alongside the Niagara escarpment, and boasts an abundance of waterfalls, hiking trails, and green space.
All candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a one-page statement on equity and diversity, and three representative publications (reprints or preprints).
Complete applications must be made online at www.hr.mcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job ID 28515) to the attention of:
Dr. Bruce Milliken, Professor & Chair
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
1280 Main Street West
Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants should provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted. Please know and alert your referees that their letters and your full application may be read by all faculty members in the Department and other persons associated with hiring at McMaster.
Review of complete applications will begin November 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be July 1, 2020. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements in their application package. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.
(posted September 5, 2019)