mercredi 29 août 2012

Postdoctoral position in arthropod acoustics/vibration, University of Toronto Scarborough

A postdoctoral position is available in the Integrative Behaviour and Neuroscience Group (IBN) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to join one of the following research projects. 1) Directional hearing and auditory processing in the parasitoid fly, Ormia ochracea. 2) Vibrational communication and sensory processing in spiders.

The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following: acoustic/vibration measurement and calibration; laser vibrometry; electrophysiology; animal behaviour; insect biology; Matlab programming; electronics; engineering.

Salary is ~C$40k/yr with an initial appointment of 2 years and the possibility of renewal.

Location: UTSC is one of three campuses of the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest and leading research university, and holder of one of the most extensive digital library collections in North America. The UTSC campus is located in an eastern suburb of Toronto adjacent to extensive parkland. The IBN is a research group within the Department of Biological Sciences at UTSC. The successful candidate will join the Mason Lab, the facilities of which are outlined here:

Please apply by sending your application to Prof. Andrew Mason by e-mail ( Please provide a single file that includes a letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position, a detailed CV, and contact details of two referees.