Extended Deadline for ICN 2016 Symposium Proposals - Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Jose Pena and Martin Giurfa have announced that they have extended the deadline for ICN 2016 Symposium Proposals to March 10, 2015. The criteria for submission are available elsewhere on the ISN website. A pdf of the proposal should be e-mailed to both Jose and Martin. 

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Postdoctoral position in locust navigation, University of Marburg

The Faculty of Biology, research group of Prof. Dr. Uwe Homberg, offers a third-party funded position for 3 years to be filled as soon as possible, for a research assistant (postdoc). Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany, pay scale E 13 TV-H.

The position will be part of the German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded project “Sky compass signaling of central-complex neurons in locust exposed to the natural sky”. The successful candidate will use extracellular recordings from sky compass neurons in the locust brain to compare their coding properties during 360° rotations of the animal under laboratory and open sky conditions. The successful candidate will hold an MSc degree or equivalent and a PhD with a strong background in neuroscience. Solid experience in electrophysiological recording techniques and expertise in studies on insects, Spike2 and MATLAB software will be highly beneficial. As a central member of the group the postdoc has a high internal motivation, works independently, has good communication and organizational skills, and takes part in supervising students.

This position grants the opportunity of project-related scientific qualification on the subject of neuroscience. The elaborated results are available for further use outside of said position. The fixed term of the contract is based on § 2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG.

Further information is available from Dr. Uwe Homberg ( and Dr. Keram Pfeiffer (

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 9 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.

Application and interview costs cannot be refunded. Please note that any documents submitted will not be returned to candidates.

Please send your application (incl. degree certificates, CV, list of publications, and 2 references) to, mentioning the registration num-ber fb17-0004-wmz-2017. Deadline: 17.02.2017.

[Posted 23 January 2017]

Graduate positions in D. melanogaster neurobiology, West Virginia University

Are you interested how your own physiological state affects how your brain processes information? We are recruiting students to join our lab at West Virginia University, for fall 2017. We use anatomy, physiology and behavior in Drosophila to study how the brain adjusts its activity to meet the needs of the individual.

You can check out our work at and @dacks_lab.

If you are interested, contact Dr. Andrew Dacks ( and please include a resume or CV. Information about the Biology graduate program is at

[Posted 13 December 2016]