Career Opportunities for Neuroethologists

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Postdoc position available in the songbird lab at the University of Tokyo, Japan
Yazaki-Sugiyama lab at OIST Graduate University is interested in how neuronal circuits are shaped with sensory experiences in the early developmental stage and then guide development of higher cognitive function using bird song learning. As our lab is expanded to have complemental lab at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (WPI-IRCN) at the University of Tokyo. 

We are seeking productive and motivated Post-Doctoral researchers who are interested in neuronal mechanism for controlling auditory experience guided song learning. We are mainly using electrophysiological method as well as newly developed viral vectors, also are always interested and motivated for incorporating new techniques. 

Please review details on this opportunity at the University of Tokyo website for details and contact Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama if you are interested (also help me for spreading the words to your friends!).
[updated 25 June 2018]

Assistant Professor of Biology – Animal Behavior

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure¬ track position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2019. We seek a biologist with broad training in Animal Behavior that complements current faculty strengths in ecology, physiology, biomechanics, evolution, neuroscience, and molecular biology. We also seek to recruit a diverse and inclusive department, based on the principle of inclusive excellence.

The successful candidate will participate in the introductory biology sequence, teach upper level courses in animal behavior and/or other advanced topics, and contribute to the college’s Environmental Studies program. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use inclusive pedagogies along with strong mentoring and academic support of diverse student populations. We expect a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students, leads to publications, and has the potential to attract extramural funding. Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree; postdoctoral experience is preferred. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a statement describing the applicant's research and scholarship; 3) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 4) a Curriculum Vitae; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Applications completed by October 3, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Chris Bickford, Search Committee Chair (bickfordc@kenyon.edu). Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure¬ track position in Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2019. We seek a biologist with broad training in Animal Behavior that complements current faculty strengths in ecology, physiology, biomechanics, evolution, neuroscience, and molecular biology. We also seek to recruit a diverse and inclusive department, based on the principle of inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will participate in the introductory biology sequence, teach upper ¬level courses in animal behavior and/or other advanced topics, and contribute to the college’s Environmental Studies program. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use inclusive pedagogies along with strong mentoring and academic support of diverse student populations. We expect a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students, leads to publications, and has the potential to attract extramural funding. Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree; postdoctoral experience is preferred. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter; 2) a statement describing the applicant's research and scholarship; 3) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 4) a Curriculum Vitae; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Applications completed by October 3, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Please direct questions regarding the position or the application process to Chris Bickford, Search Committee Chair (bickfordc@kenyon.edu)
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

(posted August 1, 2018)

Caesar and the Max Planck Society invite applications for a Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2) in Neuroethology


The Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (Caesar) in Bonn, Germany, is a neuroethology institute that focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior. Caesar is closely associated with the Max Planck Society and shares its scientific principles.

Caesar seeks to appoint a new Max Planck Research Group Leader with a focus on neuroethology. The successful candidate is a creative investigator with an innovative research program aimed at understanding how the brain controls animal behavior while also developing and employing technologies that break new ground in the interrogation of neural circuits. He/She is expected to establish an internationally recognized independent research program and is encouraged to collaborate with other groups and departments at Caesar, the neighboring University of Bonn and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).

Applicants should hold an advanced degree and have significant post-doctoral experience. The position is a Max Planck Research Group Leader (MPRGL), equivalent to an Assistant Professor (W2). The initial appointment of the group leader is for 5 years with the possibility of extension (2 x 2 years) after international review. For more general information please see also: https://www.mpg.de/mprg/faqs. The start date is negotiable and the position provides a generous startup package, yearly personnel and running costs, well-equipped laboratory space, as well as access to core facilities.

The Max Planck Society and Caesar are committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Additionally, Caesar and the Max Planck Society seek to increase the number of women in science and therefore explicitly encourage qualified women to apply.

Applications need to include:

  • A cover letter explaining why you would like to join our institute
  • Your Curriculum Vitae, including your publication list
  • A statement of scientific achievements and a list of 3 potential referees
  • A two page summary of your future research plans
  • Up to three of your most important papers

Applications should be sent electronically as one single pdf-file by August 27th, 2018 to the Managing Director of Caesar (E-mail: managing.director@caesar.de). 

Short-listed candidates should be prepared to join a one-day selection symposium, during which they will have the opportunity to present their research, on Oct. 23rd, 2018, in Berlin, Germany.

Research Center Caesar

Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2  

53175 Bonn, Germany

www.caesar.de



Assistant Professor in Integrative Organismal Biology 

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for two faculty positions in Integrative Organismal Biology. We seek outstanding individuals with innovative and integrative research programs that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in our Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics group. The positions are tenure track and expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, an excellent research record along with evidence of potential for attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2019.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals. In particular, we encourage those who take a mechanistic approach to organismal biology, will expand our research and teaching approaches, and will interact with the large and diverse group of biologists in the Department of Zoology. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Evolution, Ecology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. The successful applicants will be appointed in the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca


Responsibilities of each position includes: establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, developing teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests (maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Douglas Altshuler at iojob2018@zoology.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from 
members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



Postdoc position available in the songbird lab at the University of Tokyo, Japan

Yazaki-Sugiyama lab at OIST Graduate University is interested in how neuronal circuits are shaped with sensory experiences in the early developmental stage and then guide development of higher cognitive function using bird song learning. As our lab is expanded to have complemental lab at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (WPI-IRCN) at the University of Tokyo.

We are seeking productive and motivated Post-Doctoral researchers who are interested in neuronal mechanism for controlling auditory experience guided song learning. We are mainly using electrophysiological method as well as newly developed viral vectors, also are always interested and motivated for incorporating new techniques.

Please review details on this opportunity at the University of Tokyo website for details and contact Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama if you are interested (also help me for spreading the words to your friends!).

[updated 25 June 2018]


Postdoc positions on Acoustic Communication, Central China Normal University

Two postdoc positions are available at the laboratory of Neurobiology of Acoustic Communication, led by Dr. Jinhong Luo. Both projects are a combination of behavioral tests and neural recording on trained animals. Jinhong will offer necessary technical supports from animal training to setup programming to neural recording to data analysis.

The topic of these two projects are:

  1. Cognitive influence on vocal production control in echolocating bats
  2. Contribution of motor action to auditory processing in echolocating bats


Key benefits include:

  1. A start annual salary of 166,000 RMB (~25,000 USD).
  2. Free housing on campus and full health insurance coverage.


For more details, please visit our lab website at www.echolocatingbat.com.

Evaluation of the applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page Cover Letter to Dr. Jinhong Luo.

[updated 25 June 2018]



Doctoral position in neuroethology of weakly electric fish, Humboldt-University in Berlin

A position for a PhD student is available immediately in the newly established Behavioural Physiology Lab at the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence and the Institute of Biology of Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany. The overall focus of the research group is on understanding neural mechanisms of sensory information processing and their evolution, using the electrosensory system of weakly electric fish.

The project: The project explores the influence of environmental hypoxia on brain cell proliferation in weakly electric fish. Aquatic hypoxia is an environmental stressor that occurs naturally in certain habitats, but that has been on the increase globally as a consequence of human activities. Brain cell proliferation in adult fish can be affected by environmental stressors (e.g., Dunlap et al. 2016. Proc Roy Soc B 283: 20152113. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2113). Here, acute and chronic exposure of electric fish to different concentrations of dissolved oxygen will be used to assess their effect on brain cell proliferation and neurogenesis, and on potential associated consequences for sensory performance and communication behaviour. The project is part of a collaboration between Prof. Kent Dunlap and Prof. Rüdiger Krahe.

Your profile: Applicants must hold an academic university degree (M.Sc.) or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., biology, neuroscience). A solid background in neuroanatomy, histology and microscopy techniques would be considered an asset, as would be experience with fieldwork and behavioural experiments. As some of the experiments will take place at remote field sites in Africa and/or Latin America, willingness to travel and work in remote areas is required.

The job: The appointment is for 4 years. The salary corresponds to E 13 TV-L (60%). The Behavioural Physiology Lab is well equipped and additionally offers access to a large number of state-of-the-art resources through the Institute of Biology and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure. Berlin is not only a highly livable city, it also has a vast and vibrant research landscape with outstanding opportunities to develop collaborations within (e.g., Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience) and outside of the Humboldt-University.

How to apply: Please send a single pdf file including (1) a cover letter, (2) your CV, (3) a statement of research interests, and (4) contact information for 2 academic referees to ruediger.krahe@hu-berlin.de. Please mention the job identification number AN/108/18. Informal inquiries to the same email address are welcome.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Krahe, Institute of Biology, Humboldt-University Berlin, Philippstr. 13, Haus 18, 10115 Berlin Mailing address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany.

[updated 18 June 2018]


PhD Student Position in Neuroethology of Weakly Electric Fish at Humboldt-University in Berlin (4 years)

A position for a PhD student is available immediately in the newly established Behavioural Physiology Lab at the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence and the Institute of Biology of Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany. The overall focus of the research group is on understanding neural mechanisms of sensory information processing and their evolution, using the electrosensory system of weakly electric fish.

The project:

The project explores the influence of environmental hypoxia on brain cell proliferation in weakly electric fish. Aquatic hypoxia is an environmental stressor that occurs naturally in certain habitats, but that has been on the increase globally as a consequence of human activities. Brain cell proliferation in adult fish can be affected by environmental stressors (e.g., Dunlap et al. (2016) Proc R Soc B 283: 20152113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2113). Here, acute and chronic exposure of electric fish to different concentrations of dissolved oxygen will be used to assess their effect on brain cell proliferation and neurogenesis, and on potential associated consequences for sensory performance and communication behaviour. The project is part of a collaboration between Prof. Kent Dunlap (https://commons.trincoll.edu/kdunlap/) and Prof. Rüdiger Krahe.

Your profile:

Applicants must hold an academic university degree (M.Sc.) or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., Biology, Neuroscience). A solid background in neuroanatomy, histology and microscopy techniques would be considered an asset, as would be experience with field work and behavioural experiments. As some of the experiments will take place at remote field sites in Africa and/or Latin America, willingness to travel and work in remote areas is required.

The job:

The appointment is for 4 years. The salary corresponds to E 13 TV-L (60%). The Behavioural Physiology Lab is well equipped and additionally offers access to a large number of state-of-the-art resources through the Institute of Biology (https://www.biologie.hu-berlin.de) and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure (http://www.neurocure.de). Berlin is not only a highly livable city, it also has a vast and vibrant research landscape with outstanding opportunities to develop collaborations within (e.g., Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience: https://www.bccn-berlin.de) and outside of the Humboldt-University.

How to apply:

Please send a single pdf file including (1) a cover letter, (2) your CV, (3) a statement of research interests, and (4) contact information for 2 academic referees to ruediger.krahe@hu-berlin.de. Please mention the job identification number AN/108/18. Informal inquiries to the same email address are welcome. The deadline for applications is 16 July, 2018.


[updated 18 June 2018]

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Drosophila Neurobiology

A Post Doctoral Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Andrew Dacks in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University. We are looking for creative and motivated individuals to study the role of specific serotonin receptors in olfactory processing and odor guided behavior in Drosophila. We use a variety of approaches including molecular genetics, neuroanatomy,  neurophysiology and behavior. The successful candidate will join an interactive department with labs spanning a wide array of model systems and disciplines.

The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD graduate of a Biology, Neuroscience or related program with extensive and demonstrable experience performing neurophysiology (including whole cell patch or Ca2+ imaging) and working with Drosophila melanogaster.

For more information about our lab please visit www.dacksneuroscience.com

West Virginia University is a research-intensive, land-grant institution with roughly 30,000 students nestled in scenic Morgantown, WV. Morgantown offers a “small town feel” with many outdoor recreation activities, while still being in close proximity to several large cities. Research in the Department of Biology at WVU (https://biology.wvu.edu/) spans the full breadth of biological organization, from molecular biology to ecology. Several groups in the Biology Department study diverse topics in the field neuroscience and are members of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, which is comprised of a community of over 50 labs (https://neuroscience.wvu.edu/).

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Andrew Dacks (amdacks@mail.wvu.edu)

Interested individual can apply electronically at https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/wvu_research/jobdetail.ftl?job=09007&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Please include your CV, a description of research interests and goals, and a list of 3 references who can comment on the candidates research and general capabilities.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


[updated 14 June 2018]


Postdoc position available in the songbird lab at the University of Tokyo, Japan

Yazaki-Sugiyama lab at OIST Graduate University is interested in how neuronal circuits are shaped with sensory experiences in the early developmental stage and then guide development of higher cognitive function using bird song learning. As our lab is expanded to have complemental lab at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (WPI-IRCN) at the University of Tokyo.

We are seeking productive and motivated Post-Doctoral researchers who are interested in neuronal mechanism for controlling auditory experience guided song learning. We are mainly using electrophysiological method as well as newly developed viral vectors, also are always interested and motivated for incorporating new techniques.

Please review details on this opportunity at the University of Tokyo website for details and contact Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama if you are interested (also help me for spreading the words to your friends!).

[updated 25 June 2018]



Postdoctoral position in sensory neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis.

Looking to recruit talented postdocs interested in sensory systems, with expertise in electrophysiology or modeling. Flexible start dates.

Contact Bruce Carlson at http://pages.wustl.edu/carlson

[Posted 30 May 2018]

Postdoctoral positions in sensory biology, Harvard University

The laboratory of Nicholas Bellono is actively recruiting talented postdoctoral fellows interested in sensory biology, evolution, and/or cellular physiology. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds to support a multifaceted approach to our scientific questions. Preferred backgrounds might include: physiology, neuroscience, cell biology, neuroethology, ion channel biophysics, or genetics/transcriptomics. We would also be interested in recruiting candidates with training in evolutionary biology, biochemistry, animal behavior, molecular pharmacology, or other related fields. Candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to successfully and independently lead a project and to contribute to a team.

Our major interest is in how organisms adapt to detect and amplify salient environmental signals based on their ecological or behavioral context. We emphasize a curiosity-based approach in which specialized, unconventional systems are exploited to reveal fundamental concepts of signal transduction and amplification, ion channel biophysics, and sensory adaptation and evolution. We then aim to understand how these molecular mechanisms impact organismal physiology, pathophysiology, and behavior. These interests span a range of biological contexts including, but not limited to: 1) electroreception in sharks, skates, and other fishes, 2) sensory physiology in octopus, 3) visceral sensation, 4) intracellular signaling and ion channels in organelles.

The lab is situated within the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, providing ample opportunity to interact with other groups interested in cell biology, neuroscience, and physiology. The lab is in close proximity to the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, enhancing interactions with scientists exploring evolutionary questions. We also share interests with labs from the Department of Neurobiology, particularly those studying ion channel biophysics and neurophysiology. Furthermore, we interact with investigators at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Thus, there is significant opportunity to work with colleagues within MCB, different departments at Harvard, and other institutions. Finally, we benefit from access to abundant core resources, informatics support, and numerous seminars across a range of scientific disciplines.

Candidates should send an email expressing their interest and qualifications to Nicholas Bellono at nbellono@harvard.edu. Please include an updated CV and contact information for relevant references. Postdocs will be supported for the first year and are expected to obtain funding in the form of internal or external fellowships, both to support their professional development and their time in the lab. The PI will assist in identifying appropriate fellowship opportunities and will help with applications.

The laboratory of Nicholas Bellono is actively recruiting talented postdoctoral fellows interested in sensory biology, evolution, and/or cellular physiology. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds to support a multifaceted approach to our scientific questions. Preferred backgrounds might include: physiology, neuroscience, cell biology, neuroethology, ion channel biophysics, orgenetics/transcriptomics. We would also be interested in recruiting candidates with training in evolutionary biology, biochemistry, animal behavior, molecular pharmacology, or other related fields. Candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to successfully and independently lead a project and to contribute to a team. Our major interest is in how organisms adapt to detect and amplify salient environmental signals based on their ecological or behavioral context. We emphasize a curiosity-based approach in which specialized, unconventional systems are exploited to reveal fundamental concepts of signal transduction and amplification, ion channel biophysics, and sensory adaptation and evolution. We then aim to understand how these molecular mechanisms impact organismal physiology, pathophysiology, and behavior. These interests span a range of biological contexts including, but not limited to: 1) electroreception in sharks, skates, and other fishes, 2) sensory physiology in octopus, 3) visceral sensation, 4) intracellular signaling and ion channels in organelles. The lab is situated within the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, providing ample opportunity to interact with other groups interested in cell biology, neuroscience, and physiology. The lab is in close proximity to the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, enhancing interactions with scientists exploring evolutionary questions. We also share interests with labs from theDepartment of Neurobiology, particularly those studying ion channel biophysics and neurophysiology. Furthermore, we interact with investigators at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Thus, there is significant opportunity to work with colleagues within MCB, different departments at Harvard, and other institutions. Finally, we benefit from access to abundant core resources, informatics support, and numerous seminars across a range of scientific disciplines. Candidates should send an email expressing their interest and qualifications to Nicholas Bellono at nbellono@harvard.edu. Please include an updated CV and contact information for relevant references. Postdocs will be supported for the first year and are expected to obtain funding in the form of internal or external fellowships, both to support their professional development and their time in the lab. The PI will assist in identifying appropriate fellowship opportunities and will help with applications.

[updated 31 May 2018]

Postdoctoral position in rodent social biology, Cornell University

Description of postdoctoral position: The laboratory of Dr. Alex Ophir (http://www.ophirlab.com) in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University invites applications for an available postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will be involved in studies of early life social experience and complex social dynamics. In particular, the project will explore the importance of postnatal social environment on the development of adult social behavior, neural phenotype, neural gene expression, and/or physical health. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and will ideally have a strong background in at least some of the following: rodent behavior, neurobiological methods to assess phenotype or gene expression (e.g., immunohistochemistry, qPCR, autoradiography), methods to assess body condition and health status, and/or stereotaxic surgery. The position offers an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative team, a vibrant community of researchers working at the interface of brain, behavior and evolution, and outstanding biotechnology and neuroscience resources across campus.

Qualifications: The position requires that the applicant have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, biology/ zoology or a related field by the time of employment. The candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently and in a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also desired.

How to apply: Applications should include a current CV along with a statement of interests and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted by email to ophir@cornell.edu, with the subject line: Postdoc.

The position is available as of August 2018 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position can be supported for at least two years, with the option for continued funding contingent on performance and available funds. Salary is commensurate with experience, according to NIH guidelines (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-047.html).

[Posted 2 May 2018]

Doctoral positions in fish vision, University of Victoria

My research program examines various aspects of colour and polarization vision in fishes, with particular emphasis on salmonid fishes and the northern anchovy. Partial funding is available for graduate (PhD) work on the assessment of colour and polarization sensitivity of ganglion cells in the northern anchovy retina using intracellular and patch clamp recording techniques. I am looking for highly motivated and talented candidates with expertise in single cell electrophysiological recordings to explore the above subject and related projects (to be discussed) as part of PhD degrees. I am also open to sponsoring candidates for postdoctoral work under prestigious (and lucrative) fellowships offered by the government of Canada. Regardless of this funding, Canadian candidates should check major national funding agencies for graduate and postdoctoral studies such as NSERC (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca). International candidates interested in graduate or postdoctoral work should check the following web sites:

https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/entrance-scholarships/gdes.html http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/postdoc-awards/Banting-PostDoc.html

The work would be carried out at the University of Victoria in the Biology department. The department boasts a strong group of vision researchers with interests ranging from unraveling retinal circuitry and development to molecular phylogenetics and behaviour. Victoria is a sought-after destination on the west coast of Canada that offers all the amenities of modern city life with outstanding outdoors possibilities.

Interested candidates should send me (Iñigo Novales Flamarique, email: inigo@sfu.ca) the following: (1) CV, (2) a representative publication, and (3) the names and contact info of three professional references.

[Posted 20 April 2018]