samedi 26 février 2011

Postdoctoral position in development neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
Salary: £27,319 – £35,646 per year
Limit of Tenure applies (up to three years)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in developmental neuroscience, working with Dr. Matthias Landgraf and his group in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. The position is available for up to three years, starting as soon possible.

Our research focuses on the development of neural networks. Specifically, we work with the motor system of the Drosophila embryo and are investigating mechanisms that specify the formation of synaptic connections.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in cellular or developmental biology, genetics or neurobiology. The overall aim of the project is to explore the link between developmental lineages and neuronal function. The focus is likely to be on developmental mechanisms that underlie the generation of different neurotransmitter phenotypes and neuronal morphologies. The successful candidate should be capable of working independently on this project, whilst integrated into an interactive and supportive research group. Expertise in genetics, imaging and/or molecular biology are desirable. Enthusiasm, determination and capacity to work independently on this demanding research project are essential. The Department of Zoology provides an excellent research environment and hosts many world class scientists with a wide range of interests.

For information about research in Dr. Landgraf's lab see:

For informal enquiries about the position contact Dr. Matthias Landgraf (

To apply, and for further information, please see:

Quote reference: PF07835.
Closing Date: 21 March 2011, 12 noon.
Interview Date(s): Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday, 11 April 2011.