vendredi 24 août 2012

Postdoctoral position in vocal production, Reed College

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the neural basis of vocal pattern generation in the frog, Xenopus laevis. Research will combine whole-cell physiology with anatomical and functional imaging techniques aimed at deciphering the cellular and network properties underlying a frog vocal production. 

The successful candidate will be a talented and highly-motivated scientist interested investigating the neural basis of natural behaviors. Broadly trained neurobiologists with experience in electrophysiology, histology and imaging techniques are preferred. 

Reed College is a premier liberal arts institution renowned for academic and research excellence. The postdoc will have outstanding opportunities for developing mentoring skills by guiding undergraduate research, while also benefiting from frequent interactions with fellow postdocs in an active biology department. A Portland-wide postdoctoral association is being organized that will promote career-enhancing interactions with fellow postdoctoral colleagues at several regional institutions (including Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, and OHSU). Reed College is located in Portland, Oregon, a vibrant city with outstanding cultural, culinary, and professional opportunities as well as access to spectacular outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and year-round skiing. 

The position will be available starting 1 May 2013. The position will be available a minimum of two years, and can be extended dependent on funding and mutual agreement. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.