Postdoc Research Associate at West Virginia University

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The Department of Biology at West Virginia University is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher interested in understanding the role of serotonin in olfactory coding in Drosophila. The position is within the lab of Dr. Andrew Dacks, which studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which neuromodulators affect olfactory processing and odor-guided behavior. The position will involve molecular genetics, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.


Strong candidates will have a background in a neuroscience-related field and demonstrated experience performing neurophysiology (this can include electrophysiology or optical imaging). Experience working with Drosophila is preferred, but not required. Compensation is contingent upon experience and follows NIH guidelines. 

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Requirements include: 

1) PhD (or about to defend) in Neuroscience or related fields

2) Demonstrated experience performing neurophysiology (Electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging, etc.) 

3) Experience working with Drosophila melanogaster is preferred, but not required.

The University

West Virginia University is an R1 Research Institution situated in scenic Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown was ranked as 43 in Livability’s Top 100 places to live in the US and is within short driving distance of many outdoor recreation activities including hiking, kayaking and rock climbing, as well as several large metropolitan cities.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the link provided below and include 1) a cover letter with a statement of research interests 2) a CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references. For more information about the position, please feel free to contact Dr. Andrew Dacks ([email protected]).

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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