jeudi 9 mars 2017

Postdoctoral Position in the Neural Basis of Behavior in Simple Organisms, University of California San Francisco

Postdoctoral position in the neural basis of behavior in simple organisms, University of California San Francisco

The Foundations of Cognition Laboratory at UCSF (, headed by principal investigator Saul Kato, seeks motivated scientists for a minimum 2 year funded postdoctoral position.

Our lab studies simple model organisms such as the worm C. elegans in the search for fundamental principles of cognitive brain function and dysfunction. We seek to formulate and test theories of neural dynamics, computation, and decision making, and goal-driven behavior. We employ and develop a variety of cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches.

We are interested in researchers who have worked with C. elegans or other microorgansims, and who have expertise in any of the following wet lab experimental skills: organismal biology, molecular and cell biology, genomic engineering including CRISPR, live microscopy methods including calcium imaging and optogenetics, microfluidics, cell culture, and behavioral assays.  We have a number of very exciting projects underway in the lab and we also encourage new projects proposed by new members of the lab.

The selected candidate must possess or be in anticipation of receiving a PhD degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Genetics, Physics or a related field.

Please send your CV, cover letter, and 3 references to

Deadline: July 1, 2017