Dr. Stephen Roper, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Dr. Nirupa Chaudhari, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, seek a recent graduate or early-career postdoc to join a highly interactive and dynamic research team to develop a comprehensive picture of how taste works in the mammalian periphery.
Closing date is 31st December 2022
About the lab
We conduct in vivo confocal Ca2+ imaging of first-order chemosensory neurons (e.g., see Nat Commun 2015 6:8171). Using single cell RNAseq, we developed a molecular taxonomy of first-order taste neurons (Nat Commun 2017 8:760). We are now combining these and additional approaches to define stimulus-evoked responses, development and connectivity of molecularly-identified sensory neurons. (Also see Nat Rev Neurosci 2017 18:485; J Neursci 2020 41 :8869; J Neurosci 2021 41:9860).
We seek a recent Ph.D. in physiology, neuroscience, or a related field. The successful candidate will have documented expertise in two or more of following:
- Ca2+ imaging or electrophysiology
- Transcriptomics, molecular genetics
- Neuroanatomical tracing, in situ, hybridization/immunostaining, mouse surgery
Expand your expertise through collaborations with others in the lab. Enhance your writing skills through abstract and manuscript submissions; presentation skills through poster sessions and seminars. Get mentoring from Pis and senior researchers; develop mentoring skills by working with undergraduate and rotation students; assist Pis in grant writing and/or submit your own application.
How to Apply
Funding is available immediately, prompt applications are encouraged. Apply by sending a brief letter of interest, c.v. with full bibliography (conference presentations may be included), and names of three references. Please send all materials to: