Career Opportunities for Neuroethologists


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Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Dickerson lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is looking for several highly motivated postdoctoral or more senior research associates. Research in the Dickerson lab is at the interface of neurobiology, biomechanics, and behavior and seeks to understand how mechanosensory input structures locomotor output. The lab studies the flight behavior of the fruit fly, Drosophila, combining the powerful genetic tools available for labeling and manipulating neural circuits with cutting-edge imaging in awake, behaving animals (current site: https://dickersonlab.princeton.edu).

The term of appointment is based on rank. Positions at the postdoctoral rank are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding; those hired at more senior ranks may have multi-year appointments.

The successful candidates will employ state-of-the-art single and multiphoton calcium imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral approaches to understand how behaviorally relevant mechanosensory feedback is functionally organized. The project will make use of the latest imaging tools in intact, behaving animals as well as the powerful genetic techniques available in Drosophila. We are seeking exceptionally talented candidates that are organized, self-directed learners with superior communication and analytical skills. Applicants should possess an appreciation for integrative approaches.

Essential qualifications: Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, mechanical engineering, or other related fields

Preferred qualifications: experience with imaging, electrophysiology, or quantitative behavior, programming (preferably Python or Matlab), and strong quantitative skills.

Interested applicants must apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/33741 and include a cover letter stating background and professional interests, a CV including all publications, Research Statement, and contact information for two or more referees. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

(posted February 23, 2024)


The Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociobiology at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU), Germany, is inviting applications for a Researcher Position (PhD position) 

The impact of natural and artificial light at night on the flight behavior of moths

A DFG-funded PhD position is available in the group of Dr. Jacqueline Degen (Biocenter). The contract will start on June 1st, 2024, and will be fixed term for a period of three years. The position is part time (65%).

Description

The invention of electric light massively changed the light environment that nocturnal insects are adapted to. Recording of flight trajectories over several hundred meters using harmonic radar revealed that orientation of moths is significantly affected by streetlights, although only a small fraction of individuals finally flies towards the light source.

Using field and laboratory experiments, the present project particularly aims at understanding the circumstances eliciting attraction towards a light source. A major focus is dedicated to unveiling the interplay between streetlight height and intensity on attraction (field experiment in Berlin), the impact of streetlights in pristine landscapes (field experiment in the Rhön Dark Sky Reserve) and weighting of natural and artificial light cues in a conflicting situation (lab experiment with an LED arena). The expected findings will not only be relevant for a deeper understanding of insect orientation but will also provide a basis for understanding why moths fly towards the light.

What we offer:

  • A three-year PhD position
  • An exciting and excellent research environment at the Biocenter
  • Travel opportunities for training, research and meetings
  • The possibility to associate with the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) at the JMU, which offers structured interdisciplinary training for participating PhD students

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in biology, ecology or a related discipline
  • A solid background in animal behavior
  • Fieldwork experience
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills
  • A driver’s license to perform fieldwork
  • Good statistical skills in R would be desirable, but are not required

Your application should include:

  • A motivation letter, including scientific interest and details of past research experience
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Photocopies of exam results
  • A publication list – if any
  • Contact information of two referees

The JMU aims to reduce the underrepresentation of women and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Severely handicapped applicants will be given preferential consideration in the case of broadly equal suitability, ability and professional achievements.

Please note: We will not be able to reimburse you for your application and travel expenses.

Please send your convincing application and supporting documents, preferably as a single PDF file, to jacqueline.degen@uni-wuerzburg.de. For further information, please send an email.

Universität Würzburg, Biozentrum, Zoologie II, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany

The closing date for applications is March 15th, 2024.

(posted February 22, 2024)


Postdoc positions:

Neurobiology of Behavior and Behavioral Evolution

The Fischer Lab is seeking postdocs to work on two funded projects investigating (1) neural mechanisms of parental care plasticity in poison frogs, (2) juvenile aggression in poison frogs. Both projects are at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, and evolution. The lab will be moving to the University of California Davis in summer 2024.  

Qualifications include a PhD and expertise in animal behavior, neuroscience, molecular biology, and/or evolution. Experience with genomics and bioinformatics is preferred. Experience working with non-traditional model systems is useful, but not necessary. In addition to research, our lab is committed to wholistic mentoring and community engagement. We are dedicated to building an equitable and inclusive environment that provides opportunities for the growth and success of everyone. Learn more at ekfischerlab.com.

Positions will be funded for 2-3 years, renewed annually, with possibility of extension. Preferred start date is between August 2024 – January 2025 (negotiable). Salaries are commensurate with NIH/NSF postdoc scale, plus benefits, and will be increased annually based on experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and a research statement describing your research interests, background and your goals for your career and postdoc. Please also include the names and contact information for 2-3 references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For questions and to submit your application, please contact Eva Fischer (ekfischer@ucdavis.edu).

(posted February 14, 2024)


Open-Rank Faculty Opportunity - Virginia Tech University

The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for an Open-Rank Collegiate Faculty position on its main campus in Blacksburg, VA. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a related field and experience teaching in higher education, preferably at the undergraduate level. The search committee will consider applicants across career stages, and the rank of the successful candidate will be commiserate with experience. Apply HERE.

(Posted 29 January 2024)

Clinical Assistant Professor- University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Biological Sciences


Location:  Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1023349
Posting Close Date: February 29, 2024
FOR MORE INFORMATION

Faculty position coordinating Biological Sciences Teaching Lab: The Department of Biological Sciences in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track teaching position, with the title of Clinical Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate a large undergraduate laboratory course in fall and spring semesters. Duties include coordinating multiple sections of the course, developing the laboratory curriculum, creating course syllabi and teaching materials, training and supervising graduate teaching assistants (TAs), and ordering supplies. The candidate would also teach an additional course each semester.  Candidates with experience in cell biology, introductory biology, or course-based undergraduate research (CURE) programs are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a PhD degree, a demonstrated record of teaching accomplishments, and experience working with TAs.

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, UIC serves a diverse population of students as Chicago’s only Carnegie Research 1 public university. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  The Department of Biological Sciences educates students across a broad range of sub-disciplines, enrolls the largest number of undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is committed to educational excellence as well as the continued hiring of diverse and outstanding new faculty.

For full consideration, please complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of three references, and upload a letter of application indicating qualifications, a vita, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement and submit it to this location. Posting will close 2/29/2024 at 5pm CST.  Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. 

UIC is an EOE including Disability/ Vets. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit HERE.

(Posted 29 January 2024)



Postdoc position in Paris to study neural circuit dynamics and behaviour in cavefish

The Mexican tetra, Astyanax mexicanus is a leading model for studying genetic mechanisms underlying trait evolution. A. mexicanus consists of a surface (river) and several cave populations that independently evolved in largely isolated caves, allowing for comparative approaches to identify genetic and neural variants associated with behavioral evolution. Cave populations of A. mexicanus exhibit prominent changes in sensory systems including loss of vision and expansion of smell, taste, mechanosensation and lateral line. Despite the robust changes in behavior and morphology, the shifts in processing sensory information within the brain have been unexplored.

The Sumbre lab at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France is looking for a postdoc to study the evolution of brain processes and computations. For this purpose, we are using transgenic fish expressing GCaMP in combination with light-sheet microscopy to monitor the activity of the whole brain, with single-neuron resolution in an intact, behaving larvae.

We are studying the differences in sensory processing (audition/vocalization, taste, lateral line, somatosensory and olfaction) between the surface and cavefish, to shed light on principles underlying the evolution of sensory systems.

The lab is located at the Ecole normale supérieure, paris, France. www.ibens.ens.fr

*For the postdoc position, it is necessary to have good programming skills, and some background in neuroscience.

For more information you can contact Germán Sumbre sumbre@ens.fr

www.zebrain.biologie.ens.fr

(Posted 18 January 2024)


PhD student position at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a strong interest in neuroscience and genetics, to study processing of visual cues used in social behavior in Drosophila melanogaster.

The PhD position is available in my group, that is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. The starting date is early 2024, preferably no later than March 2024.

Background: The brain receives and processes sensory cues from multiple parallel channels. Persistent behavioral states are elicited in certain sensory contexts, that not only extend the effect of such contexts for minutes, but also modulate how sensory information is processed. Vision in particular starts as a rather abstract initial percept from which features such as motion, color or discrete objects are extracted. Remarkably, detection of discrete objects underlies seemingly disparate behaviors such as courtship, aggression, or avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies).

Fruit flies inhabit fermenting fruits that are crowded with other fruit flies, which forces social interactions. Fly chemosensory cues influence the internal state and determine whether an encounter between two flies results in courtship, aggression, or a simple avoidance. Visual cues, specifically the detection and location of the other fly as a discrete, visual object, are used for tracking and orienting maneuvers. Our work identified LC10a visual projection neurons as essential for female tracking. LC10a neurons project to the largest retinorecipient area of the fly brain, the anterior optic tubercle, together with several other neuron types from the LC10-group neurons. Our recent work shows that, unexpectedly, LC10d neurons mediate avoidance of discrete objects. Current projects use LC10a and LC10d neurons as entry points to study how central neural circuits transform visual object information from a stimulus-correlated signal to a signal correlated with motor output in different social behaviors.

Research papers related to current projects:

Ribeiro, et al, 2018 PMID: 30033367

https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(18)30788-8.pdf

Ribeiro, et al, 2022 PMID: 35876796

https://academic.oup.com/g3journal/article/12/10/jkac178/6649684

Interested students should have a background and/or interest in social behavior, visual coding, functional imaging, data analysis, genetics, and neuromodulation. We offer a fixed-term position (36 months, salary according to the DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) with possibility to prolong, in an outstanding working environment at LMU-Munich and collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence. Munich is simultaneously a tranquil and buzzing city with a large, vibrant neuroscience community. Please email me for more information.

We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please send your cv, a motivation letter and contacts of two referees by email.

Email: i.ribeiro@lmu.de

(posted January 5, 2024)


2 PhD studentships at the University of Exeter to study bee behaviour, senses and sensory ecology

We are currently advertising two BBSRC-funded PhD studentships the SouthwestBio DTP @SWBio_DTP to join my lab at the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour @CrabExeter at the University of Exeter, UK. Please follow these links to find out more about the projects and get further information on application, selection process and panel interview, funding conditions, supervisors and collaborators:

https://shorturl.at/ceiTY

https://shorturl.at/sPTV8

The application deadline is 4th December. Non-UK residents are welcome to apply. 

For questions please contact Natalie Hempel de Ibarra (N.Hempel@exeter.ac.uk, @NatalieHempel)

(Posted 11/28/2023)


Animal Behavior Technician at University of California San Diego

The Reinagel Lab at UC San Diego is recruiting for a full-time animal behavior technician and lab manager.  The recruited individual will be directly involved in collecting behavioral data in studies.  We work primarily with rodents, with some comparative work in other species.  Current projects include innate and learned visual orienting behaviors, and behavioral flexibility in regulating foraging vigor. Long-term projects may also include neurophysiology and neuroanatomy.  Details and application materials can be found here: https://employment.ucsd.edu/laboratory-technician-126683/job/27250509

Application deadline: November 29th, 2023

Posted 11/21/2023


Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University

The Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to develop an independent research program in the area of neuroethology. Applicants should have a PhD in biology,  neuroscience, or another relevant field. The successful candidate is expected to develop an outstanding independent research  program, and to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in neurobiology. The normal teaching load is one course per semester, and creation of new courses is encouraged.


Qualifications:


We are particularly interested in an individual whose focus is on the neural and biomechanical mechanisms of behavior, who is working in preparations that are tractable to detailed circuit analysis (invertebrate organisms preferred), and who is using genetic tools  or other novel techniques to monitor and manipulate behavior through the activity of individual neurons or neural circuits. Computational or biomechanical approaches to problems in neuroscience are of interest, but not required.

The successful candidate will be joining a department that has strong research programs in the neural, biomechanical, and modulatory mechanisms of invertebrate behavior, and has strong ties to interdisciplinary collaborators (e.g., multiple biorobotics laboratories in the CWRU School of Engineering; computational neuroscience in the Department of Mathematics; and developmental and molecular neurobiology in the Department of Neurosciences in the CWRU School of Medicine). The successful candidate’s research, teaching, and mentoring will contribute to a new major in neuroscience, which is a joint venture with the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, and includes contributions from faculty in the Departments of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy.


Application Instructions:


Candidates may apply to this position via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/135625. Candidates should include three published papers, a brief research statement, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement describing how their research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through Interfolio. Applications should be received by December 14, 2023 to receive full consideration.


Department Head - Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University (NC State)

The Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for the position of Department Head. The appointment will be at the level of tenured full professor. We seek an ambitious and innovative leader with a creative, sustainable vision for a multidisciplinary biological science department at a large land-grant university that has a broad campus-wide environment of cutting-edge research and teaching. Potential candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field represented in Biological Sciences or a very closely related field. Potential candidates should also have strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills, experience in teaching and mentoring, a broad understanding of biological sciences, a strong research program, and exceptional scholarly achievements. Prior successful administrative or programmatic leadership experience is desirable. Prior experience and demonstrable skills in leading and managing programs, within modern land-grant universities is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023; the position will remain open until filled.

For more information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/191823



Ph.D. student positions at the University of Utah – Neuroethology of vocal communication and breathing in frogs

We have an open position for a Ph.D. student to join our laboratory at the University of Utah School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah, starting in the Fall of 2024.  Our research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying vocal production and breathing in clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus.  We employ a wide range of approaches, including electrophysiological, anatomical, behavioral, and optogenetics techniques.   One of our key innovations is the development of a unique experimental preparation called the “singing and breathing brain in the dish”, which enables us to conduct cutting-edge research on calling and breathing brains in vitro.  

Our current interests encompass three main areas:

1. Population dynamics of vocal and respiratory coding: The goal of this project is to identify population dynamics that code vocal and respiratory motor programs by simultaneously obtaining electrophysiological recordings from hundreds of neurons in calling and breathing brains using Neuropixels probes.  This project is a collaboration with computational neuroscientists at Seattle Children's and the University of Utah Math Department.  

2. Role of perineuronal nets and microglia in androgen-induced vocal masculinization: In this project, we examine the role of perineuronal nets (extracellular matrix) and microglia (immune cells in the brain) in regulating androgen-induced vocal masculinization in female frogs.  We have previously discovered that androgen quickly masculinizes the vocalizations of female frogs, offering a unique opportunity to unravel the mechanisms underlying neural plasticity in adult vertebrates.

3. Molecular basis of opioid resistance of the frog respiratory systems: In this research, we investigate why the respiratory systems of Xenopus frogs, which are episodic breathers surfacing to breathe, display relative insensitivity to opioids compared to mammals.  We employ constellation pharmacology to characterize the differences between respiratory neurons with mu-opioid receptors in frogs and mice.  This project is also a collaboration with a fellow faculty member within the School of Biological Sciences. 

The successful candidate will initially participate in these ongoing projects and will be encouraged to develop their independent research project for their dissertation.  We offer five years of financial support, which will be provided either through the PI’s grant or the School of Biological Sciences Teaching Assistantship.  The deadline for the graduate program application is December 1, 2023.  If you are interested in discussing these opportunities, please send the following documents to Ayako Yamaguchi a.yamaguchi@utah.edu

(1) Your CV

(2) a summary of your research experience

(3) your research interests


The University of Utah offers a collaborative environment that encourages students to explore various research directions.  Situated in the heart of Salt Lake City, it provides easy access to numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, skiing, and snowboarding.   If you envision spending five years pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroethology while enjoying an exceptional quality of life with a strong work-life balance, our lab is the right place for you. 

(Posted 01 Nov 2023)

Postdoc positions in systems neuroscience - The Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior (MPINB)

The Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior (MPINB) is a neuroethology institute located in Bonn that studies how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our research spans a large range of scales from the nano-scale imaging of brain circuitry, to large-scale functional imaging of brain circuitry during behavior, to the quantification of natural animal behaviors.


The Department of Behavior and Brain Organization measures how mammals use their vision to make decisions during natural behaviors and the underlying neuronal activity.

We are offering multiple 
Postdoc positions in systems neuroscience (m/f/div).

We are looking for highly motivated scientists interested in investigating neural circuits underlying visually guided behavior in freely moving rodents using advanced optical imaging and behavior quantification techniques.


Available projects:


Depending on your interests, a range of projects that investigate neural circuits underlying visually guided behavior are available, for example, predator prey interactions. Our lab has recently developed multiple advanced optical (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-022-01688-9) and computational methods (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-022-01634-9) for quantifying both neuronal circuit activity and behavior in freely moving animals performing a range of behaviors (https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.70838). These methods can now be applied for generating high resolution data for exploring the link between neuronal activity and natural behavior.


What we expect from you:

  • A PhD in neuroscience, biophysics, computational science, physics, physical chemistry, engineering or related
  • Good knowledge of programming languages for data analysis (Python, Matlab) and a strong interest in quantitative approaches for describing behavior and neural circuits.
  • Strong experimental skills and an interest in data analysis, analysis of large data sets, as well as in using modern methods for data analysis
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.
  • Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic.

What we offer:

• You will work in a multidisciplinary, international team

• Cutting-edge equipped laboratories with a range of novel behavior and imaging paradigms

• Salary in line with the Max Planck regulations

• Employee benefits, a family-friendly culture, and flexible working hours


Learn more on our group here: https://mpinb.mpg.de/en/research-groups/groups/behavior-and-brain-organization/research-focus.html


The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.


Please apply exclusively online via the application tool – we look forward to getting to know you!

(posted 01 Nov 2023)


Assistant Professor - Behavioral Biologist, Miami University


Assistant Professor of Biology (tenure-track) to teach courses in Animal Behavior and additional biology courses; develop an active research program leading to external funding and publications; advise undergraduate and graduate students; provide service to the department and university. Appointment begins August 2024.

The Department of Biology (http://miamioh.edu/biology) has over 30 faculty committed to diversity and inclusive excellence in teaching and research. The department offers undergraduate degrees in the biological sciences, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Biology is also an integral part of interdepartmental graduate degree programs in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (http://miamioh.edu/eeeb) and Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology (http://miamioh.edu/cmsb). Research and teaching are supported by outstanding core facilities, including the Ecology Research Center, the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics and the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging.

Ph.D. in Biology, Behavioral Biology, or closely related field by date of appointment. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, a teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Douglas Meikle at biology@miamioh.edu.

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

Screening of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply Here

(posted October 4, 2023)


PhD Position - Neurobiology Group of Bielefeld University

The PhD project is part of the DFG-funded project "Cue integration by bumblebees during navigation in uncertain environments with multiple goal options: Behavioural analysis in virtual reality and computational modelling" in an international research team. Bumblebees can be trained to prefer certain places or objects in a virtual environment through appropriate rewarding. In a close integration of two PhD projects, one with a focus on VR behaviour experiments and the other focusing on computational modelling and simulation, we are investigating the mechanisms underlying these learning and orientation performances.

Your Tasks


The applicant is expected to design and implement models for behavioral control of bumblebees, test them in computer simulations, contribute to VR experiments with bumblebees, and collaborate intensively with other project participants.

Your Profile

We expect completed relevant scientific university studies (e. g. Master or Diploma) in a pertinent natural science, engineering, computer science or mathematics, strong interest in mechanisms of insect navigation and neuroethology, and good programming skills in at least one programming language (preferably Python).

We offer

A fixed-term position (36 months, fulltime, salary according to remuneration level 13 TV-L) in the collegial working environment.

Apply HERE

(posted September 28, 2023)

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Animal Behavior - The Department of Biology and Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University

The Department of Biology and Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in ANIMAL BEHAVIOR at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with a conceptually driven research program to complement existing strengths in Biology’s Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB) Program and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior within the Program in Animal Behavior. The specific focus within animal behavior is open, but we especially encourage applicants whose research uses evolutionary or ecological approaches to understand the function and diversity of behavior and/or integrative, biologically informed approaches and modern techniques to understand the physiological mechanisms of behavior. Indiana University is widely recognized for its outstanding interdisciplinary programs in behavior, including the Center for the Integrative Study for Animal Behavior within the Program in Animal Behavior (animalbehavior.indiana.edu/) and a long-standing NIH Training Program in Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity (ctrd.indiana.edu/). Start date is flexible, from Aug 2024 to Aug 2025.

Additional information on how to apply can be found at:

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/20356

(Poster September 28, 2023)


ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN NEUROSCIENCE
Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a neuroscientist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will establish a research program focused on cutting-edge questions in developmental, cellular or systems neuroscience with particular interest in neuroethology, biologically-inspired artificial intelligence, evolution, or neural computation. The successful candidate will: join a vibrant neuroscience community; contribute to advising, mentoring, and teaching; and develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. These links provide more information about our department (biology.wustl.edu) graduate education (dbbs.wustl.edu), and WUSTL neuroscience community (neuroscienceresearch.wustl.edu).

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the search concludes. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Biology Department and Washington University. Please provide a single pdf containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, three papers, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/130284).

(posted August 23, 2023)


The University of Groningen - Tenure Track Assistant Professor Behavioural Neuroscience


We are looking for an Assistant Professor, who can strengthen our position in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience, with an emphasis on neurobiological studies of behaviour under ecologically relevant conditions. The new staff member is expected to set up an independent research line within this field, complementary to the current neurobiological, evolutionary and ecological research in the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES). The successful candidate is expected to take an integrative approach to address their research questions, and develop a strong research programme in Behavioural Neuroscience, focusing on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying complex behaviour in non-domesticated animal species under semi-natural conditions. With this profile the candidate is expected to develop a group that can successfully apply for competitive funding from e.g. topical programs of the Dutch Science Council and European funding schemes (e.g., related to neuropsychiatric disorders).

We offer you a full-time position and excellent career opportunities in our faculty’s career system Career Paths in Science and Engineering, including the perspective to get a permanent appointment (tenure) in 1-3 years and become Full Professor in approximately 10 years.

For more info, see here: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S000AB8P

(Posted August 18, 2023)



Postdoc opening in the Agrawal Lab at Virginia Tech

The Agrawal Lab in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to join our team. The Agrawal lab studies neural circuits underlying flexible motor control by utilizing the compact genetic model organism, Drosophila melanogaster. We use a variety of cutting-edge techniques, including quantitative behavior with machine learning-based tracking, optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging, and EM-based circuit reconstruction.

Specifically, we are interested in how animals use proprioceptive sensory information to navigate and move through an often unpredictable world. Proprioception is an animal’s sense of the position and movement of its body, and it is essential for coordinated movement across the animal kingdom. Projects in the lab include understanding how proprioceptive information is relayed to the brain to integrate with motor planning, examining how neural circuits integrate wing and leg proprioceptive information in the insect CNS, and exploring how vibration sensing via the legs mediates courtship and other behaviors. See the lab website (https://www.agrawalneurolab.com/) for more details and other potential projects, as well as Dr. Agrawal's mentoring philosophy.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for directing, planning, and executing project(s) in collaboration with Dr. Agrawal. They will have the opportunity to write research grants, publish first author papers, contribute to related projects as a co-author, and present their work at national and international conferences and institutions. As a new lab, the position will have the opportunity for lots of interaction and mentorship from Dr. Agrawal as well as opportunities to mentor other junior scientists as desired. Dr. Agrawal is committed to providing all members of the lab with the scientific training and mentorship to help them pursue their career goals.

Applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, computational neuroscience, controls, engineering) and a curiosity and enthusiasm for science. Basic programing skills in Matlab or Python are highly desirable but not neccessary. Interested applicants should apply online at https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/526603/postdoctoral-associate-agrawal-lab. Please include a current Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research Interests, and the contact information of three (3) references.

(Posted August 3, 2023)


Researcher (Post doc) in sensory biology of marine invertebrates
with a focus on Octopus

We have one postdoctoral/researcher positions positions funded through the NFR FRIPRO Young talents Grant “EnvIronchannel” at the Animal Physiology Section in the Department of Biology (https://www.ntnu.edu/biology/research/animal-physiology) in the Group of Lena van Giesen (https://levangiesen.wixsite.com/labpage).

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher marine invertebrate sensory biology with a focus on Octopus and in particular Eledone cirrhosa. The project is funded by the NFR through a FRIPR young talents research grant. The position is for two years with a potential for extension, and you will report to Lena van Giesen (Associate Professor).

This project will investigate how Octopus use their specific touch taste modality to adapt to specific habitats and investigate how the cellular and molecular underpinnings work together with the peripherally distributed nervous system to support this particular behavior. The project will use a range of techniques centered around cellular physiology, anatomy, behavior and molecular biology to address these questions. We also closely collaborate with other researchers to bring these aspects into an environmental context (see relevant publications here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867420311491 and here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-05808-z)

In the van Giesen lab we study sensory perception and processing in marine invertebrates. Navigating through a world full of complex information necessitates elaborate sensory organs that are capable of filtering and encoding relevant signals to guarantee the animals survival. These sensory cells and organs are the first connection between the outside world and the nervous system of the animal and are composed of complex cellular and molecular features that have evolved to suit the animal’s unique behavior. We have an interest in cellular physiology, to understand how these cellular and molecular determinants evolved to enable organisms to sense and adapt to their specific niche in the environment. We use different methods to investigate these questions including behavior, anatomy, transcriptomics and electrophysiology with a focus on marine invertebrates, such as corals and Cephalopods.

The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment on different aspects of cellular, molecular, and behavioral aspects of sensory perception in marine invertebrates and should have a general interest in cellular physiology, protein biochemistry and behavioral analysis as well as a basic background in R or transcriptome analysis.

For more details, visit: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/246924/researcher-post-doc-in-sensory-biology-of-marine-invertebrates-with-a-focus-on-octopus

(Posted July 31, 2023)


Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, Department of Biology at Lewis & Clark College

Located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark College is a small liberal arts college with 2,100 undergraduates. We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Biology with expertise in vertebrate animal behavior and evolution. We believe doing science is the best way to learn science, and we prize transformative and inclusive undergraduate mentorship starting in the classroom and extending to our research programs. The ideal candidate will conduct research centered on understanding vertebrate behavior in either terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems, and should be committed to developing a productive, inclusive, and externally funded research program involving undergraduates.

The successful candidate will be broadly trained, with an organismal, field-oriented perspective that appreciates the role of natural history in providing entry points for student engagement, learning, and inspiration. This perspective will support their teaching in a rotating slate of five lecture or lab courses per academic year. Courses may include our core introductory Biology series, upper division Animal Behavior with lab, Evolution, one or more upper division courses in fields related to their specialty (examples include Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, and/or a course centered on the candidate’s organism/s or system/s of expertise), and contributions to the College’s general education program, including our strong commitment to overseas education. We will prioritize candidates that complement our existing strengths and study systems/organisms, and with interests linked to interdisciplinary programming at Lewis & Clark College (including, for example, Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, Data Science, Health Studies, or Earth System Sciences).

Our nationally recognized Biology Department enjoys a warm, collegial atmosphere, and has a strong commitment to pedagogy that supports STEM diversity and equity. We also have a strong commitment to mentorship at all steps of professional STEM pathways. 

We invite applicants to join a supportive, creative, and collaborative Lewis & Clark College community of scholar-teachers as we prepare students for meaningful careers, civic engagement, and lifelong discovery. Together we seek a just and sustainable society, both locally and globally. This year we are searching for a total of six tenure-track positions in departments across our campus, including positions in Physics and Environmental Studies. We seek candidates who wish to become excellent teachers and scholars at an undergraduate institution and whose varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community of critical thinkers. Our faculty closely mentor and advise students with varied backgrounds from across the US and around the globe. The college provides a paid pre-tenure junior sabbatical, mentoring, and professional development support.

A complete application must include the following:

1. Cover letter describing your interest in joining Lewis & Clark College and specifically how you aspire to contribute to a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging on our campus and in our department
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research statement summarizing your proposed research program, including the role of undergraduates
4. Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and preparation to teach students from diverse backgrounds
5. Graduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable for the first round of review)
6. (optional) Applicants may optionally provide samples of scholarship or teaching effectiveness that are not otherwise easily available (e.g., grant proposals, works in progress, teaching evaluations, etc.)
7. Following the first review of applications, we will solicit three letters of recommendation to be uploaded within two weeks of notification.

Materials may be addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Margaret Metz, and must be submitted via Interfolio. Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on September 18 and continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required at the time of appointment in Fall 2024, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check at the time an offer is made.


Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators (https://www.lclark.edu/about/title_ix_compliance).  
Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators.


Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators (https://www.lclark.edu/about/title_ix_compliance).  
(posted July 27, 2023)



Opportunities with Open Ephys - Lisbon, Portugal & Atlanta, USA

We have to exciting opportunities which I think can be of interest to the neuroethology community:

1. There are open positions at Open Ephys in the user-facing scientific team in Lisbon, Portugal (Scientific Support, Training & Outreach) and the engineering team in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer). This is an exciting opportunity to work in a company that produces and distributes open source hardware and software for neuroscience research around the globe. We work on cutting edge tools for electrophysiology, microscopy and behavior and are looking for enthusiastic people to join the team.

1. There are open positions at Open Ephys in the user-facing scientific team in Lisbon, Portugal (Scientific Support, Training & Outreach) and the engineering team in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer).

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a company that produces and distributes open source hardware and software for neuroscience research around the globe. We work on cutting edge tools for electrophysiology, microscopy and behavior and are looking for enthusiastic people to join the team.
2. Applications for the Extracellular Electrophysiology Acquisition Cajal Neurokit Course by Open Ephys (9-13th Oct) are open until Aug 22nd. This is a week-long course in which students follow practical exercises to understand a typical acquisition system and build one for EMG from basic electronic components in the Neurokit we send them. We go through the basics starting at resistors and voltage dividers since it is not about our devices but about how they work. (See our recent tweet).

(posted July 27, 2023)



David S. Olton Program in Behavioral Biology - Full-time, open-rank teaching faculty member

The David S. Olton Program in Behavioral Biology, housed in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time, open-rank teaching faculty member with a strong background in organismal biology with expertise in Behavioral Evolution, Neuroethology or Evolutionary Neuroscience. This position will join existing tenure- and non-tenure-track faculty affiliated with the program and will contribute to the program's educational mission through teaching and advising undergraduate students.  Specific teaching assignments include an introductory course, Human Origins (organismal to human evolution), an advanced Behavioral Evolution Laboratory that employs modern comparative methodological techniques, Senior Seminar in Behavioral Biology, and two courses of the applicant’s design (one first year seminar and one upper-level course).  Additional duties include mentoring the research of talented undergraduates, participating in curriculum development, and academic advising.  If desired by the candidate, opportunities are available to teach during the summer to secure summer funding.

Johns Hopkins has established a non-tenure track for faculty involved primarily in education. This position will be filled at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level with a renewable contract, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and current rank.  A Senior Lecturer appointment requires teaching with distinction for no fewer than five years at a similar university. The appointments of Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor require a record of teaching experience and seniority commensurate with that of tenure-track Associate Professors and Professors.  Criteria for promotion include excellence in teaching, educational publications, curriculum development, and pedagogical innovation.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits options including health and retirement plan participation.  The target start date is January 2024, but we are flexible and would consider an earlier start date for candidates who apply early and are poised to transition to this position.

A Ph.D. is required in a relevant discipline, and teaching experience is essential.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page description of past research and potential projects involving undergraduates, teaching evaluations, and the names of at least three references through the online application portal http://apply.interfolio.com/127983.  The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, in order to receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials no later than September 15, 2023.  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Rebecca Swisdak (rswisdak@jhu.edu).

Johns Hopkins is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

(posted July 19, 2023)



Assistant Professor Biopsychology- University of Michigan

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biopsychology, broadly in the areas of behavioral, systems, or integrative neuroscience. Preference will be given to applicants whose work includes a rigorous examination of behavior and behavioral questions as a central component of their work. We are looking for individuals whose research compliments the strength of our department in behavioral, systems, and affective neuroscience, and/or whose work bridges neuroscience with evolutionary, comparative, and neuroethological approaches to animal behavior. This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is August 26, 2024. 

The successful candidate will be a faculty member affiliated with the top-ranked
Biopsychology Area in Michigan’s Department of Psychology. Biopsychology has a strong foundation in behavioral, systems, and affective neuroscience as well as evolutionary/comparative approaches to animal behavior. The successful candidate will also be a part of University of Michigan’s large and collaborative neuroscience community including the campus-wide Michigan Neuroscience Institute, and Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program. The University of Michigan is a rich, interdisciplinary research campus ranked No. 1 in research volume among U.S. public universities for the past decade. Multidisciplinary research initiatives and institutes on campus bring together collaborations across 19 schools and colleges, including business, engineering, design, public health, information, education, public policy, law, and medicine. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline (e.g., neuroscience)  before the expected start date. Commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching in psychology is required, along with active undergraduate and graduate student mentorship. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. 

For inquiries about this position, please contact the search committee chair Natalie Tronson,
ntronson@umich.edu.


To apply, please submit the following materials through Interfolio by September 15th, 2023 through the following site http://apply.interfolio.com/127311:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of current and future research plans
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, with evidence of quality when available. 
  • a separate diversity statement that describes how your research, teaching, and/or service have or will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/) on the U-M campus.
  • up to three publications to be added as one pdf
  • names and contact information for three colleagues who will be contacted for letters of reference

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening.The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.


(posted July 14, 2023)


Research Associate - University of Oldenburg

In the organization unit Psychological Methods and Statistics of the Department for Psychology and for Big Data in Medicine of the Department for Health Services Research there is a vacancy at the earliest date possible for a Research Associate/PhD (m/f/d)

(Salary range E13 TV-L, 100 %) for a limited period until 31st December 2025. The position is to be awarded subject to the final release of funds. The position is suitable for part-time work.

The call for applications is aimed at scientists with research interests in the field of cognitive neuroscience, ambulatory assessment methods and web application development in the medical context. The focus of the advertised position is on research on prognostic models of cognitive symptoms in patients with post-COVID-19 symptoms and on web-based health application development. More information at  https://uol.de/stellen?stelle=69658.

Deadline: 14.07.2023
Please follow the instructions at https://uol.de/stellen?stelle=69658 on how  to apply.

(Posted June 26, 2023)


ERC-funded postdoc position at SISSA for candidates with expertise and interest in computational aspects


A postdoc position (up to 4 years, ERC-funded) is available in the lab of Katja Reinhard, PhD, in the Department for Neuroscience at SISSA, Trieste, Italy to study how brain circuits enable behavioural flexibility. More info on SISSA and our Lab Philosophy can be found on www.reinhardlab.org. Both engineering/computational scientists as well as experimentalists with strong analytical skills are encouraged to apply!

Projects & main techniques: Animals react to threat or stimuli of interest with innate behaviours including escape, freezing and approach. Our goal is to investigate how rodents adjust these innate reactions to different ecologically relevant contexts, e.g. ambient light and circadian rhythm. In addition, we aim to understand how behavioural flexibility evolved in related species from different niches. Candidates will analyse high-throughput electrophysiological, calcium imaging and behavioural data to discover neural correlates of stimuli, behaviour and context; and to create models of behavioural flexibility. The new lab member can be involved in performing experiments if desired and will closely collaborate with experimentalists.

Your Profile: (expected) PhD degree in Computational sciences, Neuroscience or relevant field; Ability to plan and coordinate their work independently; Collaborative, creative and driven; Strong data analysis & programming skills - experience with neuronal or behavioural data preferred; Open and active communicator; Neuroscience background or strong motivation to obtain the relevant understanding during the postdoc.

 
We offer: Expertise in visuo-motor processing and relevant methods (Tikidji-Hamburyan et al. 2015; Reinhard et al. 2019; Sans-Dublanc et al. 2021); Collaborative environment with Neuroscience and Data Science experts; Attendance of conferences and summer schools encouraged; Support with career development; Frequent exchange and brainstorming; Friendly and motivating lab environment; Competitive salary & on-site childcare.

 
How to apply: Send (1) your CV, (2) contact information of 2-3 references, and (3) a motivation letter including research and career goals until June 10th to katja.reinhard@sissa.it


(posted May 24, 2023)



Postdoctoral Research Position in systems neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Comparative Neural Systems and Behavior Lab (aka Batlab) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites postdoctoral applications to join our team.  Our research takes advantage of the active sensing systems of echolocating bats to investigate the neural underpinnings of scene perception, multisensory integration, sensorimotor control, spatial attention, navigation, learning, memory and decision making.  Our work is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with colleagues in electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, and otolaryngology. In our research, we leverage synchronized high-speed multi-camera video and microphone array recordings to capture and analyze movement trajectories and acoustic signals of animals performing a variety of behavioral tasks.  We are also equipped to probe circuit mechanisms by recording and manipulating neural activity in targeted brain regions of freely behaving animals. Through our collaborations, we have access to a broad range of campus research facilities and modern neuroscience tools.  Our laboratory values inclusion and diversity, fostering a supportive environment that encourages the growth and development of all team members. Johns Hopkins University also offers a range of opportunities for professional development.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience in multichannel extracellular recordings, two-photon imaging, histology and/or computational methods.  If interested in joining our research team, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names/contact information of three references to cynthia.moss@jhu.edu.

(posted May 17, 2023)

Postdoctoral Position – Electrophysiology studies of octopus behavior, arm use and prey capture

Our Navy funded project is to understand octopus sensory inputs & neuromuscular control systems that coordinate arm movements. The Wardill group focuses on visually evoked cephalopod behaviors, investigating the behavioral and neuroethological basis for prey capture, arm use and camouflage.  The candidate will use newly developed techniques to implant tetrodes and neurologging devices within octopuses/cuttlefish/squid to see how control systems operate during behavior.  Neuroanatomical experiments are also planned. For this, you will have access to cutting-edge multi-electrode recording and stimulation equipment, 2-photon microscopy and a variety of cephalopod species housed at University of Minnesota (we are keeping bobtail squids, cuttlefish and octopuses). The project is a team effort with the laboratories of Melina Hale (U. Chicago) and Roger Hanlon (Marine Biological Lab). We will also have support from the cephalopod rearing initiative at the MBL, where many species of cephalopod are currently being reared over multiple generations. Thus, you will work as part of a team, and with collaborators. The three teams will coordinate efforts to conduct neuroanatomy, physiology and behavior experiments.

The Wardill group has recently shown that octopus use specific combinations of arms, and even specific arms depending on the prey being attacked (see here). These visually evoked behaviors have shown how octopus arm selection and recruitment can be quite stereotypical in lab conditions. We now seek to record from brain regions, which are part of the arm control system and determine how arm selection and recruitment decisions are made. We have demonstrated that recording from the octopus brain while they are doing prey capture is possible with long tetrodes that can be implanted for over two days (unpublished). Thus, we now need to expand our team to record from many more animals across several brain regions, simultaneously, to delve into the circuits that drive octopus arms. If you have electrophysiology experience, and working with octopus sounds interesting, we encourage you to apply even if you have not worked with cephalopods previously. 

The initial contract is 1.5 years, with possible extension based on performance. Salary is based on experience, following UMN postdoctoral salary scales, starting at Researcher 5 minimum $54k. Start date as soon as possible. This post is in the laboratory of Asst. Prof Trevor Wardill but also collaborates/shares space/joint lab meetings with Assoc. Prof Gonzalez-Bellido (Flysy Lab, see here), based at the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Department @ The University of Minnesota.

Instructions to apply:

1) Visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

2) Click the “External Candidates” link in the center

3) Search Job ID 350612

This project is built on our experience with cephalopod behavior, neuroanatomy, stereovision, anesthesia, skin / papillae electrophysiology, and neuroanatomy. We have three large automated seawater recirculating systems for keeping, rearing and breeding cephalopods (we have kept squids, cuttlefish and octopus at UMN). We are currently using high-speed videography, DeepLabCut automated feature detection and 3D tracking to analyze behavioral routines. The candidate does not need to have experience with cephalopods but this would be a considerable advantage if they also have electrophysiology experience.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

For more informationtwardill@umn.edu

Website: https://wardill-lab.com

(posted May 17, 2023)

Open Postdoctoral Positions in the Riffell Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle 

Three postdoctoral positions are available (starting immediately) in the Riffell laboratory at the Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle WA, USA. Our laboratory is committed to having an inclusive and accepting environment. Mentoring and open communication are essential aspects of the laboratory. Applicants with experience in neurophysiological or behavioral approaches are preferred, although not required. The most important aspect of this position is curiosity-driven science.

1. A postdoctoral position on visual and olfactory integration in mosquitoes. The project focuses on olfactory coupling between visual and olfactory systems in the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The project is an NIH-funded project for five years.

 

2. A postdoctoral position on the effects of biogenic amines on mosquitoes. The four-year project examines the effects of ingested biogenic amines on Anopheles stephensi mosquito behavior and physiology.

 

3. A postdoctoral position on olfactory learning in mosquitoes. This three-year project examines appetitive and aversive learning of host cues in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The project spans electrophysiological and neurogenetic approaches and quantitative behavioral assays.


Interested applicants should reach out and email a single PDF document containing a cover letter and CV and include the names and contact information of 3 references to:

Jeff Riffell

jriffell@uw.edu

Department of Biology,

Graduate Program in Neuroscience

University of Washington                     

Box 351800

Seattle, WA 98195-1800 

(posted May 17, 2023)


The Suver lab at Vanderbilt University - Postdoctoral Fellow position to study cellular, circuit and behavioral mechanisms of active sensing in Drosophila


The Suver lab, located in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, is hiring a postdoc to study cellular, circuit and/or behavioral mechanisms of active sensing in Drosophila. This position will use some combination of electrophysiology, machine-learning assisted quantitative behavior, genetics, connectomics and two-photon imaging. Experience with one or more of these techniques is preferred but not required, and this is a fully funded position. Ideal candidate will have a PhD in biology, neuroscience, neuroengineering or related fields, with an interest in neuroethology and commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment. We benefit from interactions with both established and vibrant new labs in our department and across campus via the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. 


Interested applicants should contact Marie Suver (marie.suver@vanderbilt.edu).

(posted May 5, 2023)

 Two Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience

The Department of Biological Science at The University of Tulsa invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience. We seek creative and interactive individuals who would like to advance their research programs in these areas, while also obtaining training and experience in teaching.

Fellows will devote 60% effort to research and 40% to teaching. Research topics are flexible within the realms of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, but should have overlap with the expertise of one of the faculty mentors for these positions (listed below).

We anticipate a Fall 2023 start date for these positions. The successful applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. in Biological Science or a related field prior to starting. Interested applicants should submit: (1) A cover letter stating possible areas of research interest and how this Postdoctoral Fellowship will contribute to your career trajectory. (2) Curriculum Vitae. (3) Pdfs of up to two representative publications. (4) Names and complete contact information for three references.

We encourage applicants to contact one or more of the potential mentors before applying.

For the Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Akhtar Ali (akhtar-ali@utulsa.edu) – Plant Virology

http://akhtarvirologylab.utulsa.edu

Ron Bonett (ron-bonett@utulsa.edu) – Amphibian Evolution and Development

https://ronbonett.weebly.com

Charles Brown (charles-brown@utulsa.edu) – Avian Behavioral Ecology

https://www.cliffswallow.org

Mark Buchheim (mark-buchheim@utulsa.edu) – Evolution of Algae

https://buchheimlab.weebly.com

Mohamed Fakhr (mohamed-fakhr@utulsa.edu) – Bacterial Genomics

https://engineering.utulsa.edu/biological-science/faculty/profile/mohamed-fakhr/

Alex Kingston (alex-kingston@utulsa.edu) – Invertebrate Neurobiology

https://www.kingston-lab.com

Katie Mika (kmmika12@gmail.com) – Vertebrate Molecular Evolution

https://www.katelynmika.com/research

Matt Toomey (mbt6332@utulsa.edu) – Mechanisms and Evolution of Coloration and Vision

http://6045f9f8cf.url-de-test.ws/research.html

For the Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship (also listed above):

Ron Bonett (ron-bonett@utulsa.edu) – Amphibian Evolution and Development

Alex Kingston (alex-kingston@utulsa.edu) – Invertebrate Neurobiology

Katie Mika (kmmika12@gmail.com) – Vertebrate Molecular Evolution

Matt Toomey (mbt6332@utulsa.edu) – Mechanisms and Evolution of Coloration and Vision

Applications should be submitted electronically to:

Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship (BiologyPostdoc_search@utulsa.edu) or the Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship (NeuroPostdoc_search@utulsa.edu).

Please indicate if you would like to be considered for both positions.

For full consideration applications should be received by 12-May-2023.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

(Posted May 5, 2023)

Two Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience
The Department of Biological Science at The University of Tulsa invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience. We seek creative and interactive individuals who would like to advance their research programs in these areas, while also obtaining training and experience in teaching.
Fellows will devote 60% effort to research and 40% to teaching. Research topics are flexible within the realms of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, but should have overlap with the expertise of one of the faculty mentors for these positions (listed below).
We anticipate a Fall 2023 start date for these positions. The successful applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. in Biological Science or a related field prior to starting. Interested applicants should submit: (1) A cover letter stating possible areas of research interest and how this Postdoctoral Fellowship will contribute to your career trajectory. (2) Curriculum Vitae. (3) Pdfs of up to two representative publications. (4) Names and complete contact information for three references.
We encourage applicants to contact one or more of the potential mentors before applying.
For the Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Akhtar Ali (akhtar-ali@utulsa.edu) – Plant Virology
http://akhtarvirologylab.utulsa.edu
Ron Bonett (ron-bonett@utulsa.edu) – Amphibian Evolution and Development
https://ronbonett.weebly.com
Charles Brown (charles-brown@utulsa.edu) – Avian Behavioral Ecology
https://www.cliffswallow.org
Mark Buchheim (mark-buchheim@utulsa.edu) – Evolution of Algae
https://buchheimlab.weebly.com
Mohamed Fakhr (mohamed-fakhr@utulsa.edu) – Bacterial Genomics
https://engineering.utulsa.edu/biological-science/faculty/profile/mohamed-fakhr/
Alex Kingston (alex-kingston@utulsa.edu) – Invertebrate Neurobiology
https://www.kingston-lab.com
Katie Mika (kmmika12@gmail.com) – Vertebrate Molecular Evolution
https://www.katelynmika.com/research
Matt Toomey (mbt6332@utulsa.edu) – Mechanisms and Evolution of Coloration and Vision
http://6045f9f8cf.url-de-test.ws/research.html
For the Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship (also listed above):
Ron Bonett (ron-bonett@utulsa.edu) – Amphibian Evolution and Development
Alex Kingston (alex-kingston@utulsa.edu) – Invertebrate Neurobiology
Katie Mika (kmmika12@gmail.com) – Vertebrate Molecular Evolution
Matt Toomey (mbt6332@utulsa.edu) – Mechanisms and Evolution of Coloration and Vision
Applications should be submitted electronically to:
Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship (BiologyPostdoc_search@utulsa.edu) or the Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship (NeuroPostdoc_search@utulsa.edu).
Please indicate if you would like to be considered for both positions.
For full consideration applications should be received by 12-May-2023.
The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
Two Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience


Teaching non-tenure track position at UIC Department of Biological Sciences

Job title - Clinical Assistant Professor - 

Note: the position does not involve clinical work.

Location:  Chicago, IL USA 

Requisition ID: 1017257 

Posting Close Date: April 14, 2023 

Faculty position coordinating Cell Biology Teaching lab: The Department of Biological Sciences in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate BIOS 312 (Cell Biology Laboratory) in both Fall and Spring semesters. This includes overseeing approximately 12 sections of the course each semester. Duties include developing the laboratory curriculum, creating course syllabi and teaching materials, training and supervising graduate teaching assistants (TAs), and ordering supplies. The candidate would also teach an additional course each semester. 

Candidates must have a PhD degree, a demonstrated record of teaching accomplishments, and experience working with TAs. 

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, UIC serves a diverse population of students as Chicago’s only Carnegie Research 1 public university. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  The Department of Biological Sciences educates students across a broad range of sub-disciplines, enrolls the largest number of undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is committed to educational excellence as well as the continued hiring of diverse and outstanding new faculty.  

For full consideration, please complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of three references, and upload a letter of application indicating qualifications, a vita, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement at https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3333?c=uic 

Posting will close 04/14/2023 at 5pm CST.  Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran or disability status.  

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899 


(posted April 12, 2023)




Postdoc position in songbird lab in OIST Graduate University, Japan

We seek a motivated postdoc who will work in the Neuronal mechanism for critical period Unit (Principal Investigator: Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama(https://groups.oist.jp/nmcpu). Our research unit works on the brain mechanism for bird song learning. A successful candidate is expected to carry own projects which are in lines of our recent interests, such as 1) Auditory information processing and memory formation in zebra finch song learning (ref: Araki et al, Science 2016, 354: 1282-1287; Yanagihara & Yazaki-Sugiyama, 2016, Nat. Commun, doi: 10.1038/NCOMMS11946), 2) Neuronal mechanism how social interaction regulating memory formation and affect later cognitive behavior (ref: Yanagihara & Yazaki-Sugiyama 2018, Behav Process, 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.04.003; Katic et al, 2022, Nat Commun. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32207-1), 3) Neuronal mechanism for auditory memory guided vocal learning. However, other projects are also welcome with discussions. 

Please send CV, cover letter in English and 2~3 names and contact information referees to yazaki-sugiyama@oist.jp if you are interested. 

(Posted April 6, 2023)


Research Associate or Postdoctoral Researcher - Zornik Lab at Reed College, Portland, Oregon

The Zornik Lab at Reed College in Portland, Oregon seeks a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Researcher to work on federally funded projects on the neuronal basis of vocal production in frogs. Experience performing RNA sequencing and bioinformatic analysis is essential. Experience with, or interest in learning, electrophysiology and/or fluorescence microscopy skills is preferred. The lab is located in an active Biology Department at a research-focused undergraduate liberal arts college. The candidate will be responsible for carrying out their own research as well as serving as a research mentor for undergraduate researchers.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in the life sciences is required.
    • Master’s degree with related laboratory experience in biology or related discipline.
    • PhD is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience using bioinformatic tools
  • Experience working closely with and/or supervising undergraduate college students

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.reed.edu/positions/2023/research-associate-or-postdoctoral-researcher.html

(Posted March 28, 2023)


PhD student position in “strategic positioning of synapses in neural circuits”

In this collaborative 4 year PhD project between the labs of Cinzia Soresina and Boris Chagnaud, funded by the COLIBRI network at the University of Graz, the strategic positioning of chemical and electrical synapses in a pattern generator generating vocal communication signals will be investigated using synodontid catfish as a model system. Goal of the project is to identify the synaptic sites, strength and modality for the different synapse types, and to generate a mathematical model of this network in which synapses can be changed in strength, modality and location.

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a strong interest in neural circuits and modelling. Candidates with a prior expertise in neuroscience research as well as in modelling / programming are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be trained in a variety of methods including intracellular (in vitro and slice patch clamp) recordings, whole brain immunohistochemistry, tract tracing, light sheet imaging and modelling to investigate the importance of synapse positioning and its effect on behavior.

For information on the job advertisement please contact Cinzia Soresina (https://sites.google.com/view/dr-cinzia-soresina/home) and Boris Chagnaud (https://zoologie.uni-graz.at/de/forschen/neurobiologie-und-verhalten/).

Application deadline: April 04, 2023. Please apply through the university job portal: https://jobs.uni-graz.at/ausschreibung/en/?jh=vbti8dtgzc93n3ssxrufcefo1txxxbq

(Posted March 25, 2023)

Postdoctoral Fellow position to study the physiological and molecular bases of social behavior in bees

Responsibilities

We look for an outstanding and self-motivated postdoc to lead one of two multidisciplinary projects. The first project aims to test social regulation of circadian rhythms in bees, and how socially regulated circadian plasticity contributes to social organization and the evolution of sociality. We focus on two major systems: 1) Task-related plasticity in circadian system in which plasticity in the circadian clock contributes to division of labor among worker bees. 2) Social synchronization of circadian rhythms. Our recent studies show that substrate-borne vibrations and volatile odorant mediate social synchronization, and we now aim to identify the specific cues and underlying neuronal mechanisms. We have developed unique resources to study this complex system. These include a set of environmental chambers allowing us to carefully study circadian rhythms in bees that are freely foraging outside, circadian transcriptomes for bees performing various social tasks, and CRISPR/Cas9 DNA editing protocols for clock genes.

The second project aims to understand the influences of juvenile hormone on molecular processes related to protein biosynthesis and the life history trade-off between reproduction and maintenance. Experiments will be performed with honey bees and bumble bees and interpreted in the framework of the evolution of social complexity.

Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in Entomology, Chronobiology, Zoology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology or related fields
  • Relevant lab expertise in biochemistry, bioinformatics, or molecular biology techniques
  • An excellent academic record
  • Experience in organismal biology (e.g., chronobiology, animal behavior, neuroethology, or ecology) is advantageous.
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team.

We offer a strong, international and interdisciplinary working environment with an open academic atmosphere. Location is the beautiful city of Jerusalem. The position can start immediately or later this summer.

For more details on our research, please see our websitehttp://guybloch.huji.ac.il/ or contact Prof. Guy Bloch at guy.bloch@mail.huji.ac.il

(Posted March 25, 2023)


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience
Fernandez Lab - Department of Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College

A postdoctoral position is available in the Barnard Neurobiology lab, led by Dr. Maria P. Fernandez. Our lab is in the Department of Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College, a liberal arts college in Manhattan affiliated with Columbia University. The position is fully funded for four years and it is focused on studying circadian timekeeping and sex differences in Drosophila. More information about the lab can be found on the lab website: https://fernandezlab.neuroscience.barnard.edu/

Desired qualifications: The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or a related field. Experience working with Drosophila is preferred but not required. Candidates with experience in molecular biology or live-imaging methods in any species will be given priority. However, all candidates with a strong interest in behavioral
neurobiology are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your current research and career goals, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/6615

Contact: mfernand@barnard.edu

(Posted March 18, 2023)

Lecturer in Discipline/Columbia Science Fellow -
Columbia University in the City of New York

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or expect to receive the Ph.D. by June 30, 2023 and have demonstrated teaching experience for positions at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline for the academic year 2023-2024. 

Fellows teach two seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, participate in curriculum development for the course, which includes course-wide assessments, and carry out research in their field of interest.

In addition to teaching and research, Fellows engage in the intellectual life of the department of affiliation. Science Fellows receive a competitive salary supplemented by an annual research allowance.

Salary range: $61,800-$61,800

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/119680

(Posted January 24, 2023)


Researcher (Post doc) in sensory biology of marine invertebrates with a focus on corals - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The van Giesen Lab is looking for two Post docs that are excited about electrophysiology and molecular and cellular processes of sensory perception.

For more information, please see here.

(posted January 5, 2023)


Postdoctoral researcher - Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg seeks to fill the position of a Postdoctoral researcher in the “Cochlear and Auditory Brainstem Physiology” Division of Prof. Christine Köppl, Department for Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

More information and application details Here

(Posted December 30, 2022)

Assistant Professor in Neurobiology - University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is searching for an assistant professor in Neurobiology and they are especially interested in integrative people that can connect with ecology.

Details: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/636655/assistant-professor-neurobiology/

(Posted December 15, 2022)


Department of Biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) – seeking PhD candidate

We are seeking for a highly motivated PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to join the group of Basil el Jundi (www.insectnavigation.com). The candidate should have a solid background in sensory ecology, neuroethology, and/or neuroscience. A strong interest in insect navigation, an excellent track record and experience with performing behavioral experiments or electrophysiological recordings and programming would be desirable. The group aims to create an international work environment and therefore encourages international applicants to apply.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree. The ideal starting date is 01.05.2023, but a later date is negotiable. The deadline for applying is 15.02.2023.

In the el Jundi lab we are interested in understanding the behavioral and neural mechanisms of spatial orientation and navigation in insects and how these mechanisms are shaped by an animal’s ecology and lifestyle. Currently, the main focus of the lab is to unravel the mechanisms behind the annual monarch butterfly migration. Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies migrate over thousands of kilometers from North America to certain trees in the mountain ranges of Central Mexico. How exactly these animals find these trees at the end of their journey is completely unknown.

Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

(Posted December 8, 2022)


The Fox lab at Case Western Reserve University - seeking PhD students and postdocs to work on funded projects on multimodal sensory integration in flies

The Fox lab at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH is seeking PhD students and postdocs to work on funded projects on multimodal sensory integration in flies (both large and small). Quantitative behavioral analysis, electrophysiology, and computational modeling skills preferred. The lab is located in the Department of Biology, an active and growing department that is both intellectually and demographically diverse. Within the department, five tenure-track faculty operate research labs focusing on the neuroethology of invertebrate animals, creating a cohesive and inclusive research group. Interested students and prospective postdocs should contact Jessica Fox (jlf88@case.edu).

(posted Nov 11, 2022)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Seeking an Assistant Professor of Biology

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning Sept 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, postdoctoral experience, and an excellent track record in research that indicates a strong potential for attracting extramural funding. Applicants may work on any taxonomical system with a focus including, but not limited to, animal behavior or behavioral ecology, ecological physiology, population genetics, or wildlife biology. Multiple understudied environments exist that are ripe for developing a research program that spans coastal, deltaic, riparian, and upland habitats. The Department of Biology offers a Master of Science (Biology), a Master of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), and a Bachelor of Science (Biology).To receive full consideration, applications should be received by Nov 30, 2022. For more details and to apply, please visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36103.


(posted Nov 11, 2022)


University of Cincinnati's Department of Biological Sciences - National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Sensory Ecology.

This is to announce a paid summer research opportunity for undergraduate students, at the University of Cincinnati's Department of Biological Sciences - National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Sensory Ecology. Our program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution, and is directed at understanding how animals use their senses to respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. Sophomore and junior Biology major students will be chosen to join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology, including:

• Genomics and development of sensory systems

• Neural mechanisms of sensory system function

• Sensory perception and behavioral influences of the physical environment 

• Neuroethology

• Animal communication 

• Behavioral ecology of animal movement and dispersal 

An educational program will develop student research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate school or careers, and for communicating science to the public. 

• ~10 weeks in summer (May 30 - Aug 4, 2023)

• Students will receive a summer stipend plus dorm and meal expenses 

• Students will work in labs, interact w/ faculty mentors, post-docs and grad students

• Weekly group seminars and meetings for students (e.g., career development, responsible research conduct, science communication training)

• Social events for students (e.g., trips to Cincinnati Zoo, Reds baseball)

• Concluding student research “mini-symposium” presentation session 

Student applicants will be selected based on multiple criteria. Applications for the REU program will be screened by a committee to select individuals whose interests match with faculty in the program. Emphasis will be placed on faculty recommendations and student statements, along with academic performance and other indicators of future research success. Participants must be US Citizens, US Nationals or permanent residents.

The application review will begin February 1, 2023 and will close February 17. Students can apply online at: https://www.uc-bio-reu.com/

We hope you will encourage your students to visit our website and consider applying.

Thank you.

John Layne, PhD (john.layne@uc.edu) and Stephanie Rollmann, PhD (stephanie.rollmann@uc.edu)

(Posted October 27, 2022)

New Tenure-Track faculty position in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Apply here: https://t.co/zMnsuIJz29
For Full consideration, applications should be be received by Nov 12, 2022


The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (https://cbs.umn.edu/academics/departments/eeb) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The position is a 9-month, 100% appointment. The Department, having 29 faculty members, and its associated Graduate Program, comprising about 30 additional faculty and 60 graduate students, are internationally recognized for research addressing foundational questions as well as issues of pressing societal concern. The Department’s strengths encompass varied dimensions of behavior, evolution, and ecology, and we value scholarly work that deepens understanding within or integrates across these fields. We especially encourage applications from those with research programs that have a substantial component of field research. We are striving to advance equity and inclusion in our fields. In seeking a creative colleague, we welcome applications from individuals identifying as belonging to minoritized groups, and/or who have a record of mentoring and teaching that aim to reduce barriers to entry into our fields of study.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, participate in addressing teaching needs of the College of Biological Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide academic service within and outside of the university. The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities is a large, metropolitan institution with ready access to areas for conducting field research. Opportunities abound for interdisciplinary research with EEB faculty and in numerous other departments and colleges.

Applications received by November 8 (or 3 weeks from the time of posting, whichever is later) are guaranteed full consideration.

To apply:

Please submit a letter expressing your interest in joining EEB at the University of Minnesota; anonymized statements (no more than 3 pages for each) outlining your research (accomplished and planned), teaching philosophy, and approaches to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice; your Curriculum vitae (including names and contact information of four individuals who can provide letters of recommendation); pdf copies of up to three papers that you consider your most significant scholarly contributions to date.

In order to achieve inclusion for all students, faculty and staff, the College of Biological Sciences is committed to the foundational scientific practice of examining assumptions and biases. The College of Biological Sciences community believes that a self-aware science community, active institutional efforts and individual advocacy will help remove barriers to the success of all community members across differences, including race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, geography, and socioeconomic status or background.  (CBS Diversity Statement)

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. (Updated EOAA statement)

(Posted October 21, 2022)


The Universität Oldenburg is looking for a PhD student (65% part-time, salary according to E13 TV-L).


The position is available from 1st of January 2023, for three years. It will be under the supervision of Dr. Pauline Fleischmann in the work group AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation of Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen at the Universität of Oldenburg.

Project Background

Cataglyphis ants are well known for using celestial compass cues (e.g. UV polarization pattern, position of the sun) for path integration during their extensive foraging trips. The recent discovery of the magnetic compass in Cataglyphis opens up many new possibilities to understand the magnetic sense better in a well-characterized experimental model for insect navigation. Cataglyphis’ magnetic compass is a unique example of an essential magnetic compass used for close-range navigation. The pirouettes performed by Cataglyphis novices during their initial learning walks provide an ideal behavioral read-out to investigate the underlying magnetic compass mechanisms in more detail.

The selected candidate will perform neuroethological experiments with Cataglyphis desert ants both in the field (Schinias National Park, Greece) and in the laboratory to answer the following questions:

• What are the characteristics of the magnetic compass in Cataglyphis ants? (behavioral biology)

• Where are the magnetic sensors located and how do they function? (sensory biology)

• How is magnetic information processed and integrated in the brain? (neurobiology)

We offer:

• Opportunity to perform innovative science in an inspiring and highly collaborative research atmosphere. The project will be embedded in the research environment of the SFB 1372 "Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates" at the Universität of Oldenburg and benefit from further national and international collaborations.

• Possibility to combine field experiments in Greece with state of the art research techniques (e.g. high-speed video analysis, close-range photogrammetry, immunohistochemistry, 3D-reconstruction etc.).

• Enrolment in the local graduate school OLTECH with a variety of soft and scientific skills courses as well as mentoring programs.

• Participation in international conferences.

Position’s Requirements

• Completed scientific university studies (Diploma (Uni) / Master) in biology, neuroscience or a related discipline.

• Interest to perform neuroethological experiments is a must, former experience in field experiments (especially behavioral experiments) is a plus.

• Willingness to perform field experiments abroad (Greece) in the summer (2-3 months, e.g. June-August), driver’s license (car) and heat-resistance are mandatory.

• Additionally, good command of English (written and spoken) is a must, Greek is a plus.

We seek a highly motivated and reliable team member eager to develop methods further, to think analytically, and to work diligently and independently in order to advance our knowledge about the compass systems of Cataglyphis ants.

The University of Oldenburg is aware of the power of diversity. order, the University of Oldenburg is striving to increase the proportion of women in the field of science. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. According to § 21 paragraph 3 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act, female applicants should be given preferential consideration if their qualifications are equivalent.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.

Your application should include

• a letter of motivation,

• a detailed CV,

• a publication list,

• names and contact details of at least two personal references,

• and university and high school certificates.

Please send your application as a single pdf-file to Dr. Pauline Fleischmann (pauline.fleischmann@uol.de) or mail to Dr. P. Fleischmann, AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU, Universität Oldenburg, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11, D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany

All applications received before the 14th of November 2022 will be considered.

(posted October 18, 2022)

Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in
Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) -
Oxford College, Emory University


Oxford College, a 2-year, liberal arts college of Emory University located 36 miles east of Atlanta, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB), to begin August 2023. Candidates are required to have a doctorate in neuroscience, behavioral biology, psychology, or a related field by the start of the appointment. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitments to inclusivity/diversity and evidence-based undergraduate teaching and mentoring. We are especially interested in candidates who incorporate molecular and/or computational/machine learning/artificial intelligence approaches into their teaching and research, the latter as part of a university-wide effort to recruit faculty representing a wide scope of disciplines with such expertise (https://aihumanity.emory.edu/). The candidate should be able to teach one introductory course (Neuroethology or an equivalent introduction to neuroscience) or one upper-level course in the NBB curriculum (Introductory Neurobiology or Behavioral Neuroscience), one elective with a laboratory component in the candidate’s area of expertise, and a freshman seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise in alternate years. The teaching load will include three course sections or the equivalent per semester (for example, two courses but one with multiple sections or with labs). The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a productive laboratory that will engage 1st and 2nd year students in research. Existing animal facilities can support work with invertebrates, aquatic vertebrates, or reptiles. Additional resources are available to support research.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, applicants must submit the following via Interfolio at : https://apply.interfolio.com/114890


1) Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications for the position as well as their specific      interest in working at a liberal arts college with first- and second-year undergraduate students

2) Current curriculum vitae that summarizes relevant teaching and research accomplishments, as well as service to the communities/institutions in which the candidate has studied or worked


3) Diversity statement discussing skills, experiences, and commitment to teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations.  This statement should include a description of any service (performed or planned) that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity.


4) Teaching statement outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and how they have or plan to pursue pedagogical excellence and student-centered active learning. Although teaching experience is preferred, we will emphasize the candidate’s potential for excellence in undergraduate education. Evidence of such potential may include instructional improvement efforts such as participation in workshops, seminars, or conferences on teaching, personal experiences or consultations that resulted in changes in the candidate’s teaching philosophy and/or specific approaches to teaching, student or peer classroom evaluations, and/or example syllabi or assignments from courses the candidate has taught or from courses the candidate might propose teaching at Oxford.


5) Research statement that includes a section describing how the candidate plans to involve 1st and 2nd year students in research and that includes a general estimate of the facilities, technology and equipment that would be required. Candidates should consider discussing how their past training and scholarship provide the foundation for research they would be able to do with such students, addressing how they might engage those students in independent projects.  Resources are available at Oxford for stipends and supplies for summer research students, as well as stipends for their faculty advisors, and independent work with students during the academic year can be “banked” towards future course releases. Opportunities to use research facilities on the Atlanta campus and to collaborate with faculty there are also available.


6) Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for three potential  references (referees will be contacted by the search committee separately).


Evaluation of completed applications will begin October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting zoom interviews in November / December and campus interviews in January / February. Questions can be directed to the chair of this search, Dr. Richmond Thompson, rick.thompson@emory.edu.

Emory University and Oxford College promotes Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture. One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from historically excluded populations are particularly welcome. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in university programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). For more information about Oxford College and for a full list of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one-week advance notice is preferred.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.


The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions, one in NEUROETHOLOGY and one in COMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY:


NEUROETHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for candidates who use non-traditional model systems, including vertebrates, to study the neuronal underpinnings of natural animal behavior. The vision and anticipated leadership of our new colleague will further expand the scope of, and emphasis on, our existing programs in physiology, neuroscience, and behavior within the School of Biological Sciences. Our new colleague should be able to teach undergraduate courses in neuroscience and animal behavior for biology and biomedical students and develop a graduate course in their area of expertise.

COMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY at the senior Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position is part of the Dr. Fred Gletten Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences, which comes with an endowed appointment for the first three years with the possibility of reappointment. We are looking for established candidates who conduct cutting-edge research in comparative physiology that complements our existing programs in physiology, neuroscience, and behavior and expands the scope of, and emphasis on, our environmental and health physiology research within the School of Biological Sciences. Areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to developmental, environmental, cardiac, hormonal, or reproductive physiology. Candidates asking systems level questions in vertebrates are particularly encouraged to apply. The new faculty member will also contribute to teaching our undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology and develop a graduate course in comparative physiology or a related discipline.

To read the full application details and APPLY for these positions, please follow this link:
https://biology.illinoisstate.edu/faculty-hiring/.


(posted September 26, 2022)


Assistant Professor in Neurobiology - Wake Forest University

Job Description Summary:
The Wake Forest University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology. We are seeking candidates who study animal behavior using any combination of networking, electrophysiological, molecular, and/or genomic techniques. Preference will be given to candidates taking comparative and/or evolutionary approaches. Applicants whose research is primarily focused on an applied medical perspective are not encouraged to apply.

Job Description:
Wake Forest Biology is an inviting community committed to fostering diversity and achieving inclusive excellence in teaching and research, and we welcome colleagues who will share in our commitment. In pursuit of this, we strongly encourage applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented and historically marginalized populations. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to developing externally funded research programs and to engaging students in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. levels to join our collaborative community of Teacher-Scholars.

Information about research being conducted in the Department can be found at biology.wfu.edu. Faculty will teach in the undergraduate core curriculum and will develop a specialized course suitable for advanced undergraduates and/or graduate students. Teaching responsibilities are consistent with our strong departmental commitment to research.  For more information about the department, visit biology.wfu.edu.  For more information about the position, contact Dr. Wayne Silver (neurobiologysearch@wfu.edu): To apply, go HERE and select Faculty Openings.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review starting on October 15, 2022. Applications should include:
(i) a cover letter addressing motivation to join our Teacher-Scholar community (limit 1 page),
(ii) a curriculum vitae (no page limit),
(iii) a statement of research interests (limit 3-4 pages),
(iv) a statement of graduate and undergraduate teaching philosophy (limit 2 pages), and
(v) a statement of how the individual will contribute to providing or fostering diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or mentorship (limit 2 pages).

We welcome research statements that demonstrate integrative and collaborative approaches to science that would complement ongoing research within our scientifically diverse department. All documents should be compiled as a single PDF file and submitted via hr.wfu.edu/careers. Selected applicants will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

Additional Information:
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University (WFU) is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (approximately 5,300 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 3,200 graduate students in schools of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity.  The Department of Biology awards both MS and PhD degrees.  The quality of the undergraduate and graduate teaching environments is outstanding, and our faculty combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. The Biology Department spans both WFU campuses (Reynolda Campus and Wake Downtown), and offers many shared facilities in support of research, including a fully staffed, state-of-the art microscopy facility.

Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities and the top 10 of undergraduate Biology majors by College Factual.  We offer undergraduate degrees in Biology (BA and BS), a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree through a partnership with Chemistry, and a BA degree in Environmental Science. A major in Neuroscience is in development. Opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers from the Biology and other departments, including Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.”  

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. As an AA/EO employer, Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Winston-Salem is part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region of North Carolina, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated.  Known as the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and active biomedical and environmental research communities.  The city is ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.  Winston-Salem is 70 minutes from the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains, 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean, and offers excellent opportunities for developing a local research program.  Other prominent universities are approximately 90 minutes away in the Research Triangle area.

(posted September 12, 2022)


Tenure Track Faculty Position

Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior  (JPF05165)

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Animal Behavior, broadly defined. Candidates whose research focuses on the behavior of non-human animals at the organismal level, investigated through laboratory and/or field studies, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research incorporates biomechanical, neuromuscular, sensory, and/or hormonal aspects of behavior, and that investigates behavioral adaptations to environmental conditions. We seek candidates who will contribute to diversity and equity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders.

Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience in Animal Behavior or related disciplines. Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05165. Please include a cover letter, brief Curriculum Vitae summarizing experience and achievements (8 pages maximum), statement of research accomplishments and plans (2-3 pages), statement of teaching experience and philosophy (1-2 pages), and statement of potential to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages).

Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. Applicants may choose to ask an optional, fourth referee to submit a letter.  In addition, applicants may submit 1-3 publications. For full consideration, applications must be completed by November 1, 2022

For further information and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF005165

(posted September 9, 2022)


Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. We are especially interested in candidates who will complement and expand our strengths in the analysis of neural circuits and/or molecular & cellular mechanisms underlying neural function.

Successful candidates will share our commitment to cutting-edge neuroscience research and graduate/undergraduate education, will have a research agenda with a high potential to attract extramural funding, and will teach courses within the Neuroscience undergraduate curriculum, including an upper-level course in their area of expertise.

The Department’s research mission embraces fundamental mechanisms underlying behavior and the development, connectivity, function, maintenance, and evolution of nervous systems. We use multidisciplinary, comparative and integrative approaches that cut across diverse species. The Department is home to an outstanding undergraduate program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science and is committed to the education of graduate students in the University-wide Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience. The Department emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, collegiality, and collaboration. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience and will prioritize candidates who are equally committed to these principles.

Initial review of applications will begin by September 30, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Only electronic applications will be accepted and should include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement detailing both accomplishments and future plans (3 pages); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, interests, and experience (1 page); (5) 3 letters of recommendation. For further information and to apply, please use this link.

(Posted September 6, 2022)


Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biology


The Department of Biology at Denison University invites applications from broadly trained biologists with a PhD in an “omics”-related field (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics) for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall 2023. The specific area to which omics is applied is open, but we encourage those with a background in neuroscience or neuroethology to apply. Successful candidates will possess a strong potential for excellence in teaching and the capacity to develop a productive, omics-focused research program that engages undergraduates. 


The job ad and further details about the position can be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/112066

(posted September 6, 2022)



Assistant Professor of Molecular/Cellular Biology

Job Description:

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Molecular/Cellular Biology. Candidates for the Molecular/Cellular Biology position will investigate prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic cells in areas including, but not limited to, cellular signaling, cell-cell interactions, organelle biology, intracellular trafficking, bioinformatics, and/or gene expression, sharing their experience with mining genomic/transcriptomic data or other bioinformatic skills with our students.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, molecular/cellular biology for undergraduates and graduate students, bioinformatics, and upper-level courses in area of specialty. The position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:

• Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application

• A record of publishing relevant research in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals

• Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills

• Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022, although later applications may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee until the position is filled. The following items must be submitted in pdf format through this electronic talent management system.

• Cover letter describing candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position, and separate statements about (1) teaching interests, (2) research goals and objectives, and (3) experience with or dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  All documents must be in pdf format.

• Curriculum vitae

• Unofficial transcript from the Ph.D.-granting institution

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process. Apply now HERE.

(posted September 6, 2022)


Visiting Research Specialist, Biological Sciences- Salles Lab

Hiring Department: Biological Sciences

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1012570

Posting Close Date: 9/23/2022

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Description:

Position Summary
The lab focuses on understanding the neural basis for natural sound processing and uses bats as a model system to answer these neuroethological questions. The candidate will conduct research by providing animal husbandry for bats (including but not limited to animal procurement, feeding, vaccinating, de-miting and tagging). plan and conduct experiments as part of a team and thus earn authorship on resulting publications. Assists with training other laboratory personnel in proper animal care, various techniques, experiments, and the appropriate use of research equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Bat animal husbandry and organization of team animal care duties.

· Perform neuroscience experiments as part of a project-based team.

· Document results for publication.

· Assisting with documenting activities, animal protocols, and logistics for purchase of supplies.

· Assisting with training of new lab personnel

· Participation in outreach activities (optional)

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required. 
  • A minimum of 3 years related research experience.
  • Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.
  • Must be comfortable with bats; training will be provided; will need rabies vaccination.
  • Must be comfortable with common techniques for animal research in neuroscience; training will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as personal assistant/ secretarial work/ lab manager is preferred.
  • Experience with animal husbandry is preferred but not required, training will be provided.

For fullest consideration, please apply at jobs.uic.edu by September 23, 2022.

Link to job ad: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/384?c=uic

UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

(Posted August 30, 2022)





TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE/BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY


St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the national public honors college, is accepting applications for a TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE/BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY to begin August 2023.

Teaching responsibilities will include general courses in the psychology major (e.g., Intro to Psychology; a two-semester sequence in research methods, statistics and writing), core courses in behavioral neuroscience, and topics courses in one’s area of specialization. A traditional course load is 3 courses per semester, although supervision of senior thesis projects counts toward the teaching load. Participation and occasional teaching within the neuroscience program is encouraged. 
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

You can find the link to the job app here: 
https://apply.interfolio.com/111435


Tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor - UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

The UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants working in any area of sensory physiology employing traditional or non-traditional model systems, and who can contribute to our momentum in promoting the next generation of diverse scientists by embracing multicultural competence and inclusive excellence.  We value our department’s collaborative atmosphere and breath of scientific areas including computational, systems, cellular, and molecular physiology. Many of the departmental faculty have co-authored scientific publications with each other.  We also value integrity, humor, humility, respectful engagement, community, and a growth mindset toward all endeavors.  The department is located within the Division of Life Sciences, part of the UCLA College of Letters and Science serving undergraduate and graduate students.  Thus, the search is particularly geared toward candidates that share our belief that, as Professors at a top public university, we strive for excellence in teaching, service, research, as well as promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.  The department is an exemplar in this regard.  Interaction with our colleagues in the David Geffen School of Medicine is seamless as we are all located within close proximity on the Los Angeles campus. Applications should include statements of research interests in sensory physiology, teaching philosophy, and a statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to promoting the strengths that are achieved by diverse representation.  In the cover letter, applicants should also address how their research will synergize with existing research programs in the Department and within the broader UCLA campus community.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, in addition to participating in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.  Undergraduate teaching involves contributing to a team-taught upper division core physiology course.  The successful applicant will be supported by a community of scholars who are highly knowledgeable of evidenced-based inclusive teaching practices. Junior faculty in the Department are also supported with multiple, well-qualified mentors during their path to tenure.

Please submit CV and statements of (1) research, (2) teaching and mentoring and (3) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion before September 23, 2022 to JPF07613.  Competitive candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree within the fields of biology that can include neuroscience, physics, bioengineering, physiology, and biochemistry. The faculty in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology embrace the strengths of diversity at all levels and promoting inclusion through informed, culturally sensitive mentoring.  Queries can be addressed to: Rachelle H. Crosbie, Professor and Chair of Integrative Biology and Physiology (rcrosbie@physci.ucla.edu).

UCLA is the #1 ranked public university in the USA, and California's largest university, with an enrollment of nearly 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Biosciences at UCLA has more than 300 faculty members, includes many top ten ranked departments, and is consistently in the top ten in NIH funding. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the sciences.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment refence checks.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

(Posted August 25, 2022)


Chairperson in Integrative Biology – Michigan State University

Job no: 804063
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Integrative Biology 10032920
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The department’s core mission is to advance understanding of the function, stability, resilience, and adaptation of complex biological systems via research, teaching, and outreach while striving to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse vibrant and inclusive community of scholars. We use cutting-edge tools to address important questions about genetics, genomics, development, physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution in a wide array of organisms, over multiple temporal and spatial scales.  The department includes more than 30 faculty members, strong graduate and undergraduate programs, and a supportive administrative and technical staff.  Many faculty members are also affiliated with the MSU Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program (https://eeb.msu.edu/) and Kellogg Biological Station (https://www.kbs.msu.edu), and numerous cross-college interdisciplinary graduate programs.

The Chair is expected to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that fosters collaboration, innovation and excellence in research and teaching while working with college and university administration to facilitate departmental governance, resource management and research support.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree
Doctorate

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must be qualified to hold the rank of tenured Full Professor and possess an established record of scholarship in a relevant field. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate leadership and administrative effectiveness, strong interpersonal skills, and a meaningful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), evaluated using the Berkeley rubric.

Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit:  
  • A cover letter addressing their interest in the position
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • A 5-page statement highlighting experience, accomplishments, vision, and implementation strategies in the following areas:
  • Research, describing publications and grants, evidence of research leadership, and vision for promoting DEI and excellence in research.
  • Education, describing teaching and outreach experience, mentoring experience and philosophy, and strategies for promoting DEI in graduate and undergraduate curricula.
  • Leadership, including leadership roles and accomplishments, and budgetary and administrative experience, and strategies for aligning Integrative Biology with the newly-implemented Natural Sciences Strategic Plan that integrates DEI into all aspects of the college mission.
  • The names of three references (who will be contacted only with your permission). 

Special Instructions

Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality until a list of interview candidates is determined. All materials should be assembled into one PDF and uploaded to: careers.msu.edu position #804063.  Review of applicants will begin 30 September 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be sent to the Chairs of the search committee, Amy Ralston (aralston@msu.edu) and Jeff Conner (connerj@msu.edu). Neuroethologist Jason Gallant is a member of the search committee and would be happy to answer questions (jgallant@msu.edu). ISN member Heather Eisthen is not on the search committee and would be happy to accept any confidential inquiries (eisthen@msu.edu).

Review of Applications Begins On
09/30/2022

Website
https://integrativebiology.natsci.msu.edu/

MSU Statement
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Apply at
https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/511934/chairpersonmanagement


Advertised:
 Aug 18, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 
Aug 18, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

(Posted August 24, 2022)


Post-Doctoral Position in Visual Ecology and Behavior


A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the Caves lab at UC Santa Barbara in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology. The postdoc will have the flexibility to work on a project of their own design related to the ecology and/or evolution of cleaning behavior, vision, communication, and/or visual signaling, using the cleaner shrimp and client fish system (see below). Research in the Caves lab is at the intersection of behavioral ecology, animal vision, and evolution. Our research seeks to understand how visual perception influences signals, communication, and behavior, with a focus on how animals perceive, recognize, and interact with other individuals, and the broader ecological, social, and behavioral context in which interactions occur. The successful applicant will develop the goals of the project in collaboration with the PI (Eleanor Caves).

Our lab uses cleaner shrimp, a taxonomically and geographically diverse group, and their reef fish ‘clients’ as a model system. Cleaner shrimp are small, tropical crustaceans that remove and consume parasites and other materials from client fish. Our prior work has shown in two species of cleaners that these intriguing interactions are at least in part mediated by visual signals, primarily from cleaners but secondarily by clients. We are interested in (1) describing cleaning and signaling behavior across cleaner shrimp species; (2) incorporating phylogenetics to understand the evolution of cleaning and signaling; (3) understanding the visual ecology of signals as perceived by a relevant receiver; (4) studying the information content of signals and how reliability is maintained; (5) examining how cooperative behaviors arise in individual cleaners and clients, for example by social learning; and (6) investigating how the outcome of a cleaning interaction depends on the ecological, behavioral, and social context.

Experience with either experimental behavioral work and/or techniques in the study of vision (e.g. designing visual stimuli, quantifying visual signals and scenes using spectrophotometry and/or calibrated photography, measuring visual capabilities using electrophysiological, molecular, behavioral, or other techniques, etc.) is necessary. The successful applicant will be joining a new lab (the Caves lab was established in Fall 2021), and so should value the opportunity to contribute to establishing and shaping lab culture and values. The post-doc is expected to: (1) conduct and coordinate research in a transparent and reproducible manner, (2) participate in lab meetings; (3) write up results for publication in a timely manner; and (4) present their work through talks/posters at conferences. Opportunities exist for mentorship of undergrad and grad students. The postdoc is encouraged to participate in seminars, and will receive mentoring on job applications and interviews, CV’s, and other professional development topics. Salary is commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications. Postdoctoral benefits are included.

Anticipated start date is ~Spring 2023 or earlier, but is negotiable. Applicants must have completed a PhD to start this position.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including email addresses and phone numbers of three references), CV, a 1-page description of previous research, a 1-page description of proposed research in the Caves lab, and copies of two publications to Eleanor Caves (eleanor_caves@ucsb.edu) by October 3, 2022. Please email as ONE PDF and use subject line: “Postdoc application-<your last name>.” Questions can also be directed to Eleanor Caves at the above email address. 

(Posted August 19, 2022)


Neuroscience and Behavior position announcement

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience and Behavior. Individuals with expertise in behavioral neuroscience and/or animal behavior are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates using state-of-the-art approaches to investigate mechanisms controlling sensation and perception, movement, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, sleep, communication, and/or social behavior. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Neuroscience and Behavior graduate group, interdisciplinary NeuroNET Research Center, and undergraduate Neuroscience Major. The Department includes 35 tenure-track faculty in 5 graduate training groups (Neuroscience and Behavior, Clinical, Cognitive and Developmental Science, Counseling, and Social). This position is scheduled to begin August 1, 2023. More information about the Department and the Neuroscience and Behavior group is available online at http://psychology.utk.edu.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or a closely related field by Aug. 1, 2023. Candidates are also expected to have a robust record of research, enthusiasm for teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strong potential for extramural funding. Applicants should electronically submit the following materials directly through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/110475): 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, 6) up to three representative publications, and 7) the names of three potential references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates that advance to the next stage of review. Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee seeks candidates with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. People from groups typically underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


(Posted August 17, 2022)


FACULTY POSITION IN ECOLOGY AND/OR EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad fields of Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology. The position is anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. We seek a scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in our broad-based, interdisciplinary, and collaborative biological sciences department. We are specifically searching for a colleague with demonstrated (or potential for) excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship, as well as the potential to collaborate with other faculty in the department. Furthermore, we seek a colleague who shares our commitment to mentoring and supporting trainees and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and to developing more inclusive and equitable academic practices (www.biology.pitt.edu/diversity). We are broadly interested in applicants working in any area of evolution or ecology, including those with expertise in individual systems and those who integrate across approaches, systems, or scales.

The department has a variety of resources available to support the development of the incumbent's research program and scholarship. For example, our Pittsburgh campus life sciences complex accommodates research involving animals, plants, and microbes in extensive greenhouses, animal husbandry facilities, and environmentally-controlled growth chambers. Additionally, the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (the University's biological field station) is a vibrant research and education facility located on Lake Pymatuning in Northwest Pennsylvania (less than two hours' drive from campus) with facilities to support both aquatic and terrestrial research.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community situated on the undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to the mutual success of our faculty and students in our research, education, and outreach missions. We offer low teaching loads and highly competitive start-up, compensation, and benefits packages. The University of Pittsburgh is a thriving research institution with a research budget of $1 billion; it is part of a broader scientific community that includes the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that values and nurtures diverse perspectives (https://www.provost.pitt.edu/university-pittsburgh-embracing-diversity-and-inclusion). Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: https://www.biology.pitt.edu. More information about the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology is available at: https://www.ple.pitt.edu.

Successful candidates at either rank will have a Ph.D. or M.D. in a relevant field; postdoctoral experience in Ecology, Evolution, or a related field; and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and participate in undergraduate science education. To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by 30 September 2022. Applicants can apply online at (https://tinyurl.com/2ffx7r93). Candidates should submit (a) a one-page cover letter; (b) a CV; (c) a teaching statement; (d) a one-page description of how your past or anticipated scholarly activities (research, teaching, mentorship, service) demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion; (e) a ~three-page statement of past research and future plans. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to biojobs@pitt.edu. The position is pending budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment, so the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community is essential. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

(Posted August 12, 2022)


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in July 2023.  We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM undergraduate research and education.  We are especially interested in a broadly trained neuroscientist whose teaching, research, service, and/or personal experience has prepared them to successfully attract, retain, and mentor underrepresented students in neuroscience, and has a research agenda with the potential to attract extramural funding.  Candidates should have a PhD and preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience.  This position is open to all areas of neuroscience, to candidates who complement and extend our existing program in new ways. Those areas include, but are not limited to, cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease, neurodevelopment, and neuroengineering. If you are committed to research and teaching in a liberal arts environment, we welcome your application.  The successful candidate will teach courses within the Neuroscience curriculum, including an upper-level course in their area of expertise.  We have a new, $200 million Science Complex that is well-equipped for research and teaching, including cutting-edge instrumentation and an AAALAC accredited Animal Care Facility with housing and surgical suites available to all faculty. 


Applications should submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research experience, interests and future plans, 4) statement of teaching philosophy and interests, 5) diversity statement discussing how the candidate will contribute to Wellesley College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 6) arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation.  Materials should be submitted electronically here (and at the link below) Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  


Wellesley College, located 12 miles west of Boston, is a highly selective liberal arts college committed to the education of undergraduate women.  Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

R0002386 Assistant Professor of Neuroscience 

https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/wellesley/wellesley-faculty/job/Wellesley-College/Assistant-Professor-of-Neuroscience_R0002386-1


(posted August 11, 2022)



Postdoctoral Position – Electrophysiology studies of octopus behavior, arm use and prey capture

Our Navy funded project is to understand octopus sensory inputs & neuromuscular control systems that coordinate arm movements. The Wardill group focuses down on visually evoked cephalopod behaviors, investigating the behavioral and neuroethological basis for prey capture, arm use and camouflage.  The candidate will use newly developed techniques to implant tetrodes and neurologging devices within octopuses/cuttlefish/squid to see how control systems operate during behavior.  Neuroanatomical experiments are also planned. For this, you will have access to cutting-edge multi-electrode recording and stimulation equipment, 2-photon microscopy and a variety of cephalopod species housed either at University of Minnesota or at the Marine Biological Lab. The project is a team effort with the laboratories of Melina Hale (U. Chicago) and Roger Hanlon (Marine Biological Lab). We will also have support from the cephalopod rearing initiative at the MBL, where many species of cephalopod are currently being reared over multiple generations. Thus, you will work as part of a team, and with collaborators. The three teams will coordinate efforts to conduct neuroanatomy, physiology and behavior experiments. 

The Wardill group has recently shown that octopus use specific combinations of arms, and even specific arms depending on the prey being attacked (under review). These visually evoked behaviors have shown how octopus arm selection and recruitment can be quite stereotypical in lab conditions. We now seek to record from brain regions, which are part of the arm control system and determine how arm selection and recruitment decisions are made. We have demonstrated that recording from the octopus brain while they are doing prey capture is possible with long tetrodes that can be implanted for over two days (unpublished). Thus, we now need to expand our team to record from many more animals across several brain regions, simultaneously, to delve into the circuits that drive octopus arms. If you have electrophysiology experience, and working with octopus sounds interesting, we encourage you to apply even if you have not worked with cephalopods previously.  

The initial contract is 2 years, with possible extension based on performance. Salary is based on experience, following UMN postdoctoral salary scales, starting at Researcher 5 minimum. Start date as soon as Sept 1st 2022 but could be later. This post is in the laboratory of Asst. Prof Trevor Wardill but also collaborates/shares space/joint lab meetings with Assoc. Prof Gonzalez-Bellido (Flysy Lab, see here), based at the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Department @ The University of Minnesota. 

Instructions to apply:

2) Click the “External Candidates” link in the center 

3) Search Job ID 350612 

This project is built on our experience with cephalopod behavior, neuroanatomy, stereovision, anesthesia, skin / papillae electrophysiology, and neuroanatomy. We have three large automated seawater recirculating systems for keeping and rearing cephalopods and we have kept squids, cuttlefish and octopus at UMN. We are currently using high-speed videography, DeepLabCut automated feature detection and 3D tracking to analyze behavioral routines. The candidate does not need to have experience with cephalopods but this would be a considerable advantage if they also have electrophysiology experience. 

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

For more information: twardill@umn.edu  Website: https://wardill-lab.com 

  (Posted August 8, 2022)



Assistant or Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology and/or Behavioral Neuroscience 

  

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position beginning July 1, 2023. The department plans to hire several new faculty members over the next few years. This search will consider candidates in any area of Behavioral Neuroscience (including Comparative Psychology) and/or Developmental Psychology. We encourage applications from candidates who study the mechanisms of social, cognitive, perceptual, and/or affective processes using empirical, cross-species, and/or computational approaches. In addition to building an externally funded, nationally recognized research program, a successful candidate will provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as be willing to interact with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines and academic backgrounds. The CLPS department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from individuals historically underrepresented in the academy. The department anticipates making up to two hires in this search. 

  

The CLPS department offers curricular programs in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Decision Science, which creates a multidisciplinary research environment for the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language. The Department is located in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus, and is affiliated with many Centers, Institutes, and Programs across the University and in the Providence community. This provides faculty with many shared resources and training opportunities. 

  

QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2023. 

  

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Curriculum vitae, reprints or preprints of three representative publications, a statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (no more than 1 page) and a statement highlighting the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (no more than 1 page) should be submitted on-line as PDFs to https://apply.interfolio.com/110606. Three letters of reference should be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Applications received by November 1, 2022 are assured of full review. 

  

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  (Posted August 5, 2022)



2023 STENGL-WYER SCHOLARS COMPETITION
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Submission window opens: August 1, 2022

Submission deadline: December 5, 2022, 5:00 PM CST


Recent Ph.D.s are invited to apply for distinguished postdoctoral positions to study the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), one of the top campuses in the country for this area of research.

Funded by the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl-Wyer Scholars Program provides up to three years of support for talented postdoctoral researchers in the broad area of the diversity of life and/or organisms in their natural environments. Scholars may study any groups of organisms, at levels from genes to populations to communities to ecosystems, and may use any combination of approaches. Scholars will:

  • conduct cutting-edge research over three years;
  • have access to the outstanding core facilities at UT, including field stations, natural history collections, computational, imaging, and biomolecular facilities;
  • reside locally and have a regular work space and presence on the main UT campus;
  • primarily focus on research, but in one of the three years, also engage in two semesters of a  teaching or outreach effort related to their interests and career goals;
  • participate in biweekly meetings (luncheons) with other Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows or guests; and
  • receive career mentorship.
Scholars are expected to be independent and propose their own research project. The project start date at UT should be between August 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023. Applicants should identify one or more faculty members from UT’s College of Natural Sciences (CNS) who will serve as a mentor as well as provide laboratory space to the Scholar. Scholars will be encouraged to interact broadly and collaborate with other faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at UT. 2023 Scholar recipients will receive the following:

•       $70,000 annual salary plus UT benefits

•       $10,000 annual allowance for research and travel expenses

•       Up to $3,000 relocation expenses


For eligibility and application details please see HERE.

(posted August 1, 2022)


Assistant Professor, Position #32313 - Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing 01 July 2023, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Department seeks an outstanding and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of animal development biology. The candidate will demonstrate research excellence and hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Using the strengths of multi-cellular model organisms, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitively funded programme in an area such as animal/microbe interactions; animal cell and developmental biology; genomics; gene by environment interactions or developmental neuroscience. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrable strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. 

To enhance our department, we particularly invite applications from those who will increase and support our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+, and those committed to an inclusive environment. The Department currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 7 Instructors and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in areas including molecular biology, evolution, physiology, development, systematics, ecology, behaviour and plant pathology. The Department of Biological Sciences is a well established and equipped research facility including microscopy, CCAC approved animal holding facilities and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments and faculties. Further information can be obtained from https://sci.umanitoba.ca/biological-sciences/. 

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to: BIOSCIBR@umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position #32313 in the application. For further information contact the search committee Chair Dr. W. Gary Anderson (gary.anderson@umanitoba.ca). 

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The closing date for receipt of applications is September 30th, 2022.

Assistant Professor, Position #32313 - Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing 01 July 2023, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Department seeks an outstanding and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of animal development biology. The candidate will demonstrate research excellence and hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Using the strengths of multi-cellular model organisms, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitively funded programme in an area such as animal/microbe interactions; animal cell and developmental biology; genomics; gene by environment interactions or developmental neuroscience. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrable strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

To enhance our department, we particularly invite applications from those who will increase and support our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+, and those committed to an inclusive environment. The Department currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 7 Instructors and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in areas including molecular biology, evolution, physiology, development, systematics, ecology, behaviour and plant pathology. The Department of Biological Sciences is a well established and equipped research facility including microscopy, CCAC approved animal holding facilities and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments and faculties. Further information can be obtained from https://sci.umanitoba.ca/biological-sciences/.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to: BIOSCIBR@umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position #32313 in the application. For further information contact the search committee Chair Dr. W. Gary Anderson (gary.anderson@umanitoba.ca).

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The closing date for receipt of applications is September 30th, 2022.


(Posted July 28, 2022)



Postdoctoral Fellow - University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra

A research group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Canberra is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate visually guided flight in honeybees, and collision avoidance in cluttered environments.  Information on the position is available HERE.

(Posted July 5, 2022)

POST DOCTORAL POSITION (M. Giurfa’s Research Team)

Electrophysiology of honey bee brains under virtual reality conditions

We are very happy to announce a 2-year post-doctoral position, which can be extended to 3 years, at our behavioral-neuroscience research team based at the University of Toulouse, France.

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with electrophysiology expertise to conduct multi-electrode recordings of brain activity in vivo, coupled to behavioral analyses in honey bees learning and memorizing visual stimuli in a virtual reality environment.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the ERC Advanced Project COGNIBRAINS (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/835032), which aims at elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying simple and high-level forms of visual learning in the brain of bees, placed in a virtual reality environment. His/her mission will consist in providing electrophysiological data and analyses obtained from in vivo recordings of brain activity in bees solving learning discriminations in a virtual arena.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow the CNRS (French Research Council) postdoctoral salary scale. Candidates are required to hold a PhD before their start date. Start date is flexible and can be as early as September 1st, 2022.

Applications are received at the CNRS employment webpage where CV and motivation letter should be uploaded: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5169-MARPEL1-003/Default.aspx?lang=EN

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, martin.giurfa@univ-tlse3.fr.

(Posted July 5, 2022)


Postdoctoral Position – Biology and Biomedical Engineering for Insect Olfaction-Based Biohybrid Devices

Title: Postdoctoral fellow              

Department: Biology; Biomedical Engineering

School: CWRU

Location: DeGrace Hall

Supervisor Name and Title: Angela Dixon, PhD, Assistant Professor

OPTIMIZING BIOHYBRID DEVICES FOR ODOR DETECTION

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

There is one opening for postdoctoral researcher to conduct olfaction-related studies and build chemical sensing devices. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary research program aimed at using insect and mammalian models to study olfactory sensory neurobiology and develop olfaction-based biohybrid systems. Once successful, a system like this could be used to assess human health conditions or serve as the olfactory system for a mobile robot. Our lab employs an arsenal of diverse tools to model neurological diseases, replicate nervous system architecture and organization, and create health-monitoring sensors inspired by central and peripheral nervous system physiology. The interdisciplinary research team comprises members with varied expertise in biology, engineering, and other relevant areas.


The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be open to creativity and learning new skills, occasionally train graduate and undergraduate lab mates on experimental procedures and data analysis, and significantly contribute to the drafting of research papers and proposals.


The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Extensive experience in electrophysiological recording of neural activity and its analysis

Experience with programming languages (especially Python and Matlab)

Knowledge of olfaction, electrophysiological recording from insect antennae, immunohistology, familiarity with microcontrollers, and computer-aided design is an advantage.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise graduate and undergraduate students on experimental procedures, data analysis, and writing for a variety of lab projects.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Neuroengineering or other relevant field
Basic knowledge of statistics
Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Neuroengineering or other relevant field

- Basic knowledge of statistics

- Strong written and verbal communication skills


DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION MATERIALS 

Qualified candidates should send a CV including a list of publications, a cover letter outlining relevant research experience and interests, and the contact information of two references to angela.r.dixon@case.edu

 
(Posted July 1, 2022)


Postdoctoral position - Neurophysiology of cognitive processes,  ELSC, Hebrew University

Position description: Dr. David Omer, principal investigator at the Safra Center for Brain Sciences, is seeking a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow interested in working with marmosets to join his lab. The lab focus is on studying the neural circuits basis of perception of Space, Time and Memory, for Self and Others, in the primate brain. The selective applicant would develop behavioral paradigms to assess cognitive processes in marmosets as model for the human brain and behavior. They would establish in vivo, wireless electrophysiological recordings from marmosets during natural behavior, with a focus on understanding representations of Space, Time and Memory for Self and Others in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.


Training Environment
:  The lab is part of the Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC; www.elsc.huji.ac.il), at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel. ELSC is an interdisciplinary global leading computational neuroscience research center, combining theoretical, biological and cognitive approaches to neuroscience. ELSC team is composed of a powerful mix of top scientists from different disciplines, who lead groundbreaking and interdisciplinary research on the relationships between brain computations, neuronal circuits, and behavior.


Qualification
: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related discipline.  Applicants with strong computational background and additional training in in-vivo electrophysiology, circuit manipulation technologies, and/or automated behavioral analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration, are qualities sought in any new addition to the lab.


To apply:
Application review will be ongoing until the position is filled. For consideration, interested candidates must e-mail their CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. David Omer (David.omer@mail.huji.ac.il).  Reference letters will be requested upon follow-up.


Webpages
:

https://elsc.huji.ac.il/people-directory/faculty-members/david-omer

https://www.omerlab.org/

(Posted June 30, 2022)

Two fully funded PhD positions in Biology -
Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

The PhD candidates will join an interdisciplinary team at Lund University who over the next 6 years will collaborate to investigate the sublethal effects of commonly used pesticides in different species of insects. The project is highly interdisciplinary, involving research in fields such as analytical chemistry, genetics, metabolomics, ecology, and physiology, including collaborative laboratory, field and semi-field studies. Chemical insecticides play an integral role in controlling agricultural pests, however, their sublethal consequences for non-target species are often overlooked. Most of these pesticides are neurotoxins, yet how they affect the brain and its function in diverse insect species is poorly understood.

The goal of the PhD projects is to investigate how acute and chronic exposure to sublethal levels of pesticide (alone and in mixtures) commonly found in the environment affects the brain and functionality of insect species with diverse ecological functions.

To have more information and apply please follow the links to the specific calls:

-PhD Student position in Biology with a focus on insect neurobiology and behavior; Deadline: September, 1

https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:521918/

-PhD Student position in Biology with a focus on insect behaviour and ecology; Deadline: September, 1

https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:521920/

Please contact elisa.rigosi@biol.lu.se for any questions related to the calls.

(posted June 28, 2022)


Postdoctoral Research Position - Texas A&M University

The Smotherman lab at Texas A&M University seeks a postdoc to study mammalian auditory cortical networks. This DoD funded project uses a combination of electrophysiology and in vivo calcium imaging to map circuits for auditory object recognition in mice and bats. Visit https://www.smothermanbatlab.com for more information about the lab.

Environment: We are in the Biology Department at Texas A&M University (https://bio.tamu.edu/) and part of the Institute for Neuroscience (https://tamin.tamu.edu). We offer an enthusiastic, collaborative and supportive atmosphere.  Texas A&M is a Tier 1 research institution with expansive research facilities, and College Station is an affordable and friendly town conveniently located between Austin and Houston.

Requirements: PhD in Biology, Neuroscience or related field and experience conducting independent research.  Expertise in auditory neuroscience, neuroethology, small animal surgery, and acoustics is desired.  Experience with in vivo electrophysiology or calcium imaging and quantitative analysis of digital imaging is preferred.  The lab uses MatLab.

Application: Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Smotherman (smotherman@tamu.edu) before sending (1) a cover letter that includes their research interests and career goals and (2) a CV that includes the names and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed as received. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of additional years depending on availability of funds.

(posted June 17, 2022)
The Smotherman lab at Texas A&M University seeks a postdoc to study mammalian auditory cortical networks. This DoD funded project uses a combination of electrophysiology and in vivo calcium imaging to map circuits for auditory object recognition in mice and bats. Visit  https://www.smothermanbatlab.com for more information about the lab.

Environment: We are in the Biology Department at Texas A&M University (https://bio.tamu.edu/) and part of the Institute for Neuroscience (https://tamin.tamu.edu). We offer an enthusiastic, collaborative and supportive atmosphere.  Texas A&M is a Tier 1 research institution with expansive research facilities, and College Station is an affordable and friendly town conveniently located between Austin and Houston. 

Requirements: PhD in Biology, Neuroscience or related field and experience conducting independent research.  Expertise in auditory neuroscience, neuroethology, small animal surgery, and acoustics is desired.  Experience with in vivo electrophysiology or calcium imaging and quantitative analysis of digital imaging is preferred.  The lab uses MatLab.

Application: Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Smotherman (smotherman@tamu.edu) before sending (1) a cover letter that includes their research interests and career goals and (2) a CV that includes the names and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed as received. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of additional years depending on availability of funds. 


Graduate Research Assistant Position

A graduate research assistant position is currently available and funded at least through November 2024 in the Berkowitz lab at the University of Oklahoma for a Ph.D. student to conduct in vivo calcium imaging of multiple turtle spinal neurons during multiple fictive behaviors, including swimming, scratching, and limb withdrawal. These experiments will reveal numbers and locations of multifunctional and behaviorally specialized neurons. Contact ari@ou.edu for more information.

(posted June 9, 2022)


Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Postdocs across Multiple Institutions


A multi-university team of 6 PIs is seeking multiple postdocs interested in working at the interface of experimental systems electrophysiology, neuroethology, neuromorphic controls, computational neuroscience, and sensory neuroscience. The postdocs would join a new multiuniversity team investigating the neural basis of rapid sensory perception and sensorimotor integration in agile insect flight and its applications. Research topics will explore the broad question of how animals rapidly extract task relevant information from complex multimodal environments and integrate this information into a motor program used for multiple behaviors. 

The postdocs would team with existing graduate students and postdocs coordinated between the labs of Simon Sponberg and Hannah Choi (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), Jeff Riffell (Univ. of Washington, Seattle), Jamie Theobald (Florida International Univ., Miami), Silvia Ferrari (Cornell, Ithaca, NY), and Vahid Tarokh (Duke, Durham, NC). While there is greater need for postdocs interested in experimental systems neuroscience and electrophysiology, applicants from any relevant field (biophysics, machine learning, organismal biology, control theory, computational neuroscience, applied math, etc.) will be considered. Ideal candidates will bring strength in one or more areas and a curiosity to expand their research ideas and training through collaboration with experiment, theory, and computational peers.

The team is committed to providing a multidisciplinary training environment. Postdoctoral researchers will be aligned with one of the PI’s groups and home institutions. Alignment is based on fit and with consideration of personal circumstances. In addition to their research duties, postdocs will help the PIs facilitate project teams across the five institutions and be engaged in vertically integrated mentoring. Full salary and benefits are provided with exact values based on the home institution and the applicants experience and field. Positions are available on yearly contracts renewable through at least 3 years with options to extend to 5. 

The team is committed to training and mentorship capturing best practices in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA). Applicants are invited to address how their experiences meet these considerations in their cover letter.

Required Documents to Submit

Applicants should upload a single pdf, which should include: 

  1.  A brief ~1 page Cover letter stating your interest in this position, your fit and your previous experience related to this position description, including scientific goals and interests,
  2.  CV
  3.  Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide a recommendation. If you have a strong interest in only a specific one of the participating institutions, please also indicate that. 
Applications and inquiries should be submitted to Professor Simon Sponberg at sponberg@gatech.edu although you can contact any of the participating PIs.

Applicants do not need to be US citizens or permanent residents, but must be able to secure a visa to work in the US.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

(posted May 25, 2022)


A brief ~1 page Cover letter stating your interest in this position, your fit and your previous
experience related to this position description, including scientific goals and interest
The postdocs would team with existing graduate students and postdocs coordinated between
the labs of Simon Sponberg and Hannah Choi (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), Jeff Riffell (Univ. of
Washington, Seattle), Jamie Theobald (Florida International Univ., Miami), Silvia Ferrari (Cornell, Ithaca, NY), and Vahid Tarokh (Duke, Durham, NC). While there is greater need for postdocs interested in experimental systems neuroscience and electrophysiology, applicants from any relevant field (biophysics, machine learning, organismal biology, control theory, computational neuroscience, applied math, etc.) will be considered.
The postdocs would join a new
multiuniversity team investigating the neural basis of rapid sensory perception and sensorimotor
integration in agile insect flight and its applications. Research topics will explore the broad
question of how animals rapidly extract task relevant information from complex multimodal
environments and integrate this information into a motor program used for multiple behaviors.
The postdocs would team with existing graduate students and postdocs coordinated between
the labs of Simon Sponberg and Hannah Choi (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), Jeff Riffell (Univ. of
Washington, Seattle), Jamie Theobald (Florida International Univ., Miami), Silvia Ferrari (Cornell, Ithaca, NY), and Vahid Tarokh (Duke, Durham, NC).
A multi-university team of 6 PIs is seeking multiple postdocs interested in working at the interface of experimental systems electrophysiology, neuroethology, neuromorphic controls,
computational neuroscience, and sensory neuroscience.
A multi-university team of 6 PIs is seeking multiple postdocs interested in working at the interface of experimental systems electrophysiology, neuroethology, neuromorphic controls,
computational neuroscience, and sensory neuroscience. The postdocs would join a new
multiuniversity team investigating the neural basis of rapid sensory perception and sensorimotor
integration in agile insect flight and its applications.
A multi-university team of 6 PIs is seeking multiple postdocs interested in working at the interface of experimental systems electrophysiology, neuroethology, neuromorphic controls,
computational neuroscience, and sensory neuroscience.
A multi-university team of 6 PIs is seeking multiple postdocs interested in working at the interface of experimental systems electrophysiology, neuroethology, neuromorphic controls,
computational neuroscience, and sensory neuroscience.
A multi-university team of 6 PIs is seeking multiple postdocs interested in working at the interface
of experimental systems electrophysiology, neuroethology, neuromorphic controls,
computational neuroscience, and sensory neuroscience. The postdocs would join a new
multiuniversity team investigating the neural basis of rapid sensory perception and sensorimotor
integration in agile insect flight and its applications. Research topics will explore the broad
question of how animals rapidly extract task relevant information from complex multimodal
environments and integrate this information into a motor program used for multiple behaviors.
The postdocs would team with existing graduate students and postdocs coordinated between
the labs of Simon Sponberg and Hannah Choi (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), Jeff Riffell (Univ. of
Washington, Seattle), Jamie Theobald (Florida International Univ., Miami), Silvia Ferrari (Cornell,
Ithaca, NY), and Vahid Tarokh (Duke, Durham, NC). While there is greater need for postdocs
interested in experimental systems neuroscience and electrophysiology, applicants from any
relevant field (biophysics, machine learning, organismal biology, control theory, computational
neuroscience, applied math, etc.) will be considered. Ideal candidates will bring strength in one
or more areas and a curiosity to expand their research ideas and training through collaboration
with experiment, theory, and computational peers.
Tenure Track Position in Animal Behaviour - Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Department of Psychology at the St. John's campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Animal Behaviour (Position Number F02875-2021-31). Researchers with a strong background in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology or another area related to animal behaviour, who investigate the mechanisms, development, function, ecology, or evolution of behaviour (or any combination thereof) in any taxonomic group, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who will develop primarily nonlaboratory (e.g., field or community-based) programs of research in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The successful candidate will show evidence of an active research program that can attract external funding. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching courses within the area of animal behaviour and in other areas of Psychology appropriate to their expertise (e.g., Animal Cognition, Evolutionary Psychology, Applied Animal Behaviour, Introductory Psychology, etc.). Candidates will also demonstrate capacity for supervising Undergraduate Honours students in Psychology and graduate students in Psychology and/or the Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology Program (CABE - an interdisciplinary graduate program with core members from the Department of Psychology). CABE supervisors and collaborators come from the Departments of Biology and Ocean Sciences; the Marine Institute; Grenfell Campus, as well as from external partner organizations such as Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The successful candidate will be expected to foster and benefit from the program's interdisciplinary structure and the university's overarching commitment to interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit: 
  1. curriculum vitae, 
  2. statement of research interests and three selected reprints, 
  3. statement of teaching interests and evidence of effective teaching, 
  4. an Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion statement that addresses key issues required for successful Tri-Council applications (e.g., https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/EDI/Guide_for_Applicants_EN.pdf) and 
  5. the names and email addresses of three references.
Please send all application material to: Dr. Christina Thorpe, Head, Department of Psychology, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and may be sent via e-mail to Psychology.Head@mun.ca

Applications must be received by July 1st, 2022. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 20,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

(posted May 24, 2022)

Professor and Chair - Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Biology invites applications for Professor and Department Chair. The department currently has 23 tenured/tenure track research faculty, 7 instructional faculty, approximately 500 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students in our PhD and MS programs.

The successful candidate is expected to have an active research program in the biological sciences with a focus in neurobiology, ecology and evolution, cell biology and development, or a related, complementary field. The successful candidate will have earned international recognition in their field, and will appreciate the range of needs present in a broad biology department. As Chair, the successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation throughout the department by among members of underrepresented groups; demonstrate effective leadership in a diverse community of faculty, students and staff; and become an articulate and vigorous spokesperson for the department’s scientific and educational missions.

The Biology faculty are involved in research across a wide range of sub-disciplines of biology with high national and international visibility and active collaborations, and a strong record in securing external funding. Further information about departmental research can be obtained HERE and the individual websites of the faculty members. In addition to our excellent colleagues within the College of Arts and Sciences, our proximity to the prestigious CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Case School of Engineering and the strong network of researchers within the BioScience Alliance (comprising CWRU Biology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Holden Forests & Gardens) provides a uniquely supportive environment for interdisciplinary research.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in biology or a relevant subdiscipline in the biological sciences;
  • a distinguished record of research accomplishments;
  • evidence of excellent teaching;
  • a record of administrative, managerial, and/or service experience demonstrating readiness for the role of Chair;
  • and a record of promoting diversity. For appointment as Professor, the candidate should have received recognition as an international leader in their chosen area.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • An outstanding research program in an area that complements the research activity in the department;
  • a record of attracting external funding; and administrative experience in academic settings, in addition to the Minimum Qualifications listed above.
To Apply:
  • Submit a cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • a research and scholarship statement;
  • a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience);
  • and a diversity statement (see online submission site for details).
Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent independently. Applications may be submitted online. Review of applications will begin 6/24/2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at (216) 368-3066 or by email at equity@case.edu. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

(posted May 17, 2022)


Lecturer in Discipline - Columbia University

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. The program invites applications for positions at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline for the academic year 2022-2023. We invite candidates with at least five years of experience teaching general science, multi-disciplinary courses to both science and non-science students.

The successful candidates will teach two seminar sections each semester, attend weekly course lectures, faculty meetings and pedagogical seminars, participate in curriculum development, which includes course-wide assessments, and carry out research in their field of interest. Additionally, the candidate will coordinate other course-wide assessments, organizing student-faculty interaction opportunities, and public outreach via special events. Frontiers of Science lecturers receive a competitive salary and benefits.

Visit our online site to apply.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

(posted May 10, 2022)


One Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity – University of Chicago

The London Lab at the University of Chicago is positioned to hire a highly motivated, creative, and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join my neuroethology lab at the University of Chicago.

We investigate how early life experience is encoded in neural circuits that control behavior. Our studies combine molecular, genomic, epigenomic, anatomical, and behavioral measures and manipulations to test the intersections of genes, brain, and behavior. We consider males and females, and are testing for sex differences in the neural mechanisms by which juvenile experience modifies adult behavioral patterns.

The successful applicant will lead projects that test neural mechanisms that promote and limit the ability to learn from juvenile experience, using behavior as a functional readout. Experiments will utilize a suite of molecular, epigenomic, genomic, in vivo, and behavioral methods. In addition, the postdoc will be encouraged to develop their own research ideas along the lines of the research interests of the lab. The postdoc will be positioned to advance lab and analytic methods, gain mentorship in manuscript and grant writing, and be supported in career advancement.

Ideal candidates would be interested in rigorously testing the connections between epigenomic regulation of molecular processes, learning, and behavioral outcomes of neural circuit function and have significant experience in the application of molecular biology, genomics and/or epigenomics to answer behavioral questions. Added expertise in behavioral analysis, microscopy, genomics, anatomical methods, or physiology is a plus, as this is an integrative lab that synthesizes across levels. I will especially consider applicants who are independent, have a drive to succeed, are genuinely excited about the research, and can work positively as part of the lab team.  Candidates must have a PhD in biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, or related disciplines, and no more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience.

The position is slated to be available starting July 1, 2022. For more information or to discuss potential projects, please email Dr. Sarah London at londonlabpostdoc-2022@gmail.com with "Postdoc Inquiry" in the subject; official application details can be shared following the initial inquiry. To ensure that your inquiry is received, all application emails must have "Postdoc application" as the subject.

(posted May 3, 2022)

One Research Technician position – University of Chicago

The London Lab at the University of Chicago has the opportunity to hire a research lab technician to provide key technical support for my neuroethology lab at the University of Chicago. Our research aims to understand how regulation of the genome, including molecular and epigenetic mechanisms, influence complex natural behavior.

We seek an engaged, detail-oriented, responsible, reliable, and careful student to perform a combination of behavioral and molecular duties; the research technician is considered a full scientific member of the lab, and will assist in collecting primary data. The job involves handling small songbirds and performing molecular, epigenetic and genomic, and possibly in vivo measures and manipulations. The position is available to start July 1, 2022. Prior biology lab experience is required. To apply, please send an email to Dr. Sarah London (london@uchicago.edu) with "Technician Position" in the subject; the message body should outline your interest and qualifications for the position, and please ask any questions you might have. Lab website: londonlab.uchicago.edu.

(posted May 3, 2022)


One PhD and One Postdoctoral Research Position at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

The multiplEye lab is a newly established research group at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, led by Dr Lauren Sumner-Rooney. We are interested in many-eyed visual systems, how they work, and why they have evolved in so many groups. We work with model systems including spiders, echinoderms and molluscs, and use a wide range of techniques from comparative morphology to behavioural experiments, and from transcriptomics to development.

We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral researcher (2 years) to work with tomographic scan data to model how animals sample the visual environment, and form and test hypotheses about how information is combined between multiple eyes. Focal groups will be spiders and molluscs (chitons, onchidiid gastropods).

We are also offered a funded PhD project examining the evolution of spider visual systems, using scan data, morphometrics and phylogenetic methods to reconstruct morphological and functional changes over >400 million years of spider evolution. The position is funded for up to 3.5 years (2 years intially, with an additional 1.5 years released following a funding review).

For further information and application details, see links below.

Postdoc: Deadline 22nd May 2022.
PhD: Deadline 31st May 2022

You can read more about the lab here. Email me for more details at lauren.sumner-rooney@mfn.berlin.

(posted April 26, 2022)


Two Research Fellow Opportunities - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in London

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre has two exciting opportunities for outstanding Research Fellows to join project teams within the Branco and Margrie laboratories.

You will be responsible for organising training and dissemination workshops for new technology, setting up and maintaining experimental equipment as well as writing and contributing to scientific reports, presentations and experimental records. You will be expected to have a keen interest in working on novel animal models that are ideally suited for understanding the physiological mechanisms of ego- and allo-centric based navigation.

A PhD in neuroscience or a cognate area and extensive experience in cellular and/or systems neuroscience are essential. Experience in the hardware and software development required for the design and control of behavioural assays and recordings either in vitro or in vivo is desirable.

For further details and to apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1883947.

(posted April 20, 2022)


Two PhD Positions - Ecology of Vision Lab, Bristol, UK

1.   Visual ecology of mantis shrimp (international applicants only)
Mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda) are marine crustaceans with extraordinary eyes, boasting up to 12 channels of colour sensitivity, 6 channels of polarization, and incredible ranges of eye movement. These colourful crustaceans are thought to use their remarkable vision for detecting prey, navigating their home range, and communicating with each other. Much of what we know about their vision comes from lab-based studies, so this project will take what we have learned into the natural environment and study these animals in their home ranges as they go about their daily tasks.

The student will use underwater colour and polarization video cameras to study mantis shrimp behaviour, use telemetry tags to monitor animal activity over long timescales, and conduct behavioural experiments in natural and semi-natural conditions to explore the function of visual cues and signals in different contexts. The student will be embedded in the internationally renowned Ecology of Vision Lab in the School of Biological Sciences, Bristol, and will benefit from access to mentors and colleagues in one of the leading departments for sensory ecology in the UK. The student will make use of established fieldwork sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Kri Island, Indonesia; and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. In 2024, the student will participate in the leading Sensory Ecology postgraduate training course held at Lund University, Sweden.

Applications are welcome from international candidates and would ideally suit a student with SCUBA diving and fieldwork experience. For more information, please contact Dr. Martin How.

2 - Comparing navigation strategies in mantis shrimp and bull ants (UK nationals only)
Many species of mantis shrimp are central-place foragers, making excursions from a burrow to locate food and conspecifics, then returning for refuge. In a terrestrial context, this shows some similarities with the movements of worker ants, who must make regular excursions from a nest to forage. Both these species are known to make use of polarization cues as a compass sense to orient along their route. This PhD project will investigate how both mantis shrimp and bull ants detect polarization-based compass cues and compare how these distantly related species make use of it for navigation.

The project will run as part of a cotutelle scheme, and the student will split their time between the Ecology of Vision lab at Bristol and the Dr Ajay Narendra's Ecological Neuroscience group at Macquarie University, Australia. Applications are particularly encouraged from UK nationals, but international candidates may also be considered. Please contact Martin How for more details.

(posted March 21, 2022)


The Department of Biology at Emory University - Three Lecture Track Faculty Positions

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement. Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred. 
Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement (see description of ranks and terms at http://college.emory.edu/faculty/documents/lecture-track/ltf-policy-appointment-review.pdf). Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.
Successful candidates will demonstrate experience and ability to teach introductory biology and/or upper level lecture and lab courses including, but not limited to, comparative vertebrate anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or genetics. In addition to teaching, commonly four courses per year, successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the academic life and governance of the Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred. 
Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement (see description of ranks and terms at http://college.emory.edu/faculty/documents/lecture-track/ltf-policy-appointment-review.pdf). Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.
The appointee will join a cohesive group of tenure track (27) and lecture track (11) faculty working collaboratively in the teaching, research, and service missions of Emory University. Department of Biology faculty are committed to creating a respectful community of educators and scholars and seek colleagues who are eager to nurture and support growth of students, staff, and faculty, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, first generation and international community members, as well as community members with disabilities, among others.

Emory is a top 20 research university located in Atlanta, a culturally diverse city of historical significance in the modern civil rights movement. Atlanta offers a variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities with a mild climate.

(posted March 21, 2022)


Postdoctoral Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University

There is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the inaugural class of the Case Western Reserve University Presidential Society of STEM Post-doctoral Fellows. This three-year experience is geared towards mentoring stellar researchers and teachers. During your time at CWRU, you will gain invaluable research and teaching experience at a premier research institution. There is a guaranteed salary of $75,000/year and the appointment also provides a $5,000/year stipend for travel, research, and professional development. The Wolff Lab is eligible for training participants in this program. We have several potential research tracks in arthropod brain evolution and function. More information on our research can be found at www.wolfflaboratory.com. Please consider applying for this great opportunity.  This is a guaranteed, multi-year position located in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle, a major medical, academic, and art hub. For further information contact Gabriella Wolff.

(posted March 14, 2022)

Postdoctoral Position for Conducting Neuronal Electrophysiology and Optimizing Biohybrid Devices

Dr. Angela Dixon leads a multidisciplinary research program that employs an arsenal of diverse tools to model neurological diseases, replicate nervous system architecture and organization, and create health-monitoring sensors inspired by central and peripheral nervous system physiology. Ongoing research efforts involve the use of insect and mammalian models to study olfactory sensory neurobiology and develop complex olfaction-based biohybrid systems to assess human health conditions. The interdisciplinary research team comprises members with varied expertise in biology, engineering, and other relevant areas.

There is one opening for postdoctoral researcher to conduct olfaction-related studies and build chemical sensing devices. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in neuronal electrophysiology and neural activity data analysis. Knowledge of olfaction, electroantennography (EAG), immunohistology, programming languages (especially Python and Matlab) and computer-aided design is an advantage. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be open to creativity and learning new skills, occasionally train graduate and undergraduate lab mates, and significantly contribute to the drafting of research papers and proposals.

The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, and the contact information of two references to Dr. Angela Dixon at angela.r.dixon@case.edu.

(posted March 10, 2022)
The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fully Funded 3-Year PhD Studentship

A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship has been advertised in the research group of Tom Smulders, Ph.D., Director of the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution at Newcastle University. The studentship is intended to study how neural activity relates to seasonal plasticity in the hippocampus of food-hoarding birds. Follow this link for all the details of the project and how to apply.

Applicants from around the world are eligible.

(posted March 10, 2022)


Tenured Senior Lecturer - Lund Vision Group, Sweden

We have the pleasure of announcing a new tenured Senior Lecturer position that is currently being advertised at the Lund Vision Group (in the Department of Biology at Lund University in Sweden). For over three decades, the Lund Vision Group has been an internationally leading centre of comparative vision science, and host to the renowned International Conferences of Invertebrate Vision and the acclaimed international PhD student course “Sensory Ecology."

We now seek to strengthen the group with the addition of a new permanent member having a scientific competence within the field of biological vision research, with a research profile that is related to, and complements, the research programs currently pursued by tenured academic staff within the Lund Vision Group. We strongly encourage you to apply if you feel that you are such a person, or to pass this message on to anyone you think might be suitable.

(posted February 10, 2022)


Research Technician – Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute

The Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute (BPRI) is a NSF Biological Integration Institute focused on understanding how behavioral plasticity in grasshoppers (i.e., locust phase polyphenism) leads to locust plagues and its ecological implications. The BPRI has a Research Technician (RT) position available in the laboratories of Dr. Gabbiani and Dr. Dierick in the Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. The Research Technician will participate in a project focused on characterizing the electrophysiological properties of an identified neuron involved in collision avoidance behavior across several locust and grasshopper species. Additionally, we aim to characterize the gene expression profile of this neuron and to generate transgenic grasshoppers using cutting edge molecular biology techniques. The methods that will be used have been debugged but require a broad range of skills. The position is therefore best suited for a committed and inspired person, for example a recent college graduate that is looking for experience before applying for graduate school in a Neuroscience or Genetics program.

The BPRI is committed to training the next generation of interdisciplinary biologists to tackle complex, multidisciplinary problems. One of the goals of the BPRI is to broaden diversity by fostering the careers of individuals with unconventional backgrounds. Interested candidates should email a Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of interests, and the contact information of at least two references to Herman Dierick and Fabrizio Gabbiani (dierick@bcm.edu, gabbiani@bcm.edu).

The vision of the BPRI is predicated on integration through collaboration. We recognize the scientific and societal impacts are maximized when groups of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to work towards shared goals and the common good. This philosophy will inform all BPRI activities.

(posted February 8, 2022)


Postdoctoral Position – Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute

The Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute (BPRI) is a NSF Biological Integration Institute focused on understanding how behavioral plasticity in grasshoppers (i.e., locust phase polyphenism) leads to locust plagues and its ecological implications. The BPRI has a Postdoctoral Fellow position available in the laboratories of Drs. Dierick and Gabbiani in the Departments of Genetics/Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in cutting edge research studying how epigenetic changes related to locust phase polyphenism affect the properties of neurons in the visual system of locusts. The techniques involved will encompass electrophysiology, fluorescence imaging, genetic engineering and genomics. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, preferably in an area related to Neuroscience or Genetics. The applicant will be interested in learning new techniques and be able to collaborate with scientists with a broad range of backgrounds. Prior experience with single cell recordings, advanced molecular genetics, and/or insect transgenesis are considered advantageous.

The BPRI is committed to training the next generation of interdisciplinary biologists to tackle complex, multidisciplinary problems. One of the goals of the BPRI is to broaden diversity by fostering the careers of individuals with unconventional backgrounds. Interested candidates should email a CV, a statement of research interests and the contact information of at least two and preferably three references to Herman Dierick and Fabrizio Gabbiani (dierick@bcm.edu, gabbiani@bcm.edu).

The vision of the BPRI is predicated on integration through collaboration. We recognize the scientific and societal impacts are maximized when groups of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to work towards shared goals and the common good. This philosophy will inform all BPRI activities.

(posted January 28, 2022)


PhD Student Position at Technische Universität München - Germany

The Chair of Zoology of the Technische Universität München (TUM, Germany) invites applications for a PhD student position (3 years) in experimental neuroscience. In the auditory cortex of echolocating bats (P. discolor), the distance to an object is represented in a neuronal map. In contrast to so-called structural maps, which simply reflect the topographic organization of the epithelial surface of a peripheral sensor, this so-called map of target distance is a computational map. Therefore, spatial resolution of this map cannot be derived from neuroanatomical or morphological features of the sensory epithelium. The project aims to understand the representation and limits of spatial resolution of multiple objects in the map of target distance in the auditory cortex of the bat Phyllostomus discolor. The experiments will employ extracellular recordings from single cortical neurons as well as neuronal activity of larger areas of the auditory cortex measured by multi-electrode arrays.

Responsibilities:
  • Designing and conducting electrophysiological experiments in anesthetized bats
  • Analyzing data Preparing results for publication
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Neuroscience background
  • Experience with Matlab
Work Environment:
The project is located at the Chair of Zoology, TUM, in Freising/Munich. The TUM is among the leading universities in Germany. The TUM was one of the first “Universities of Excellence” of the nationwide Excellence Initiative in 2006. Research at the Chair of Zoology focuses on sensory processing in the central nervous system, using different animal model system and a wide range of methodological approaches including in-vivo and in-vitro electrophysiology, imaging and neuroanatomy.

To inquire, please contact:
Dr. rer. nat. habil. Uwe Firzlaff
uwe.firzlaff@tum.de
Lehrstuhl für Zoologie, TU München
Liesel-Beckmann-Strasse 4
85354 Freising, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)8161 712803
http://zoologie.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=113&L=1

(posted January 5, 2022)
The Chair of Zoology of the Technische Universität München (TUM,
Germany) invites applications for a PhD student position (3 years) in
experimental neuroscience. In the auditory cortex of echolocating bats
(P. discolor), the distance to an object is represented in a neuronal
map. In contrast to so-called structural maps, which simply reflect the
topographic organization of the epithelial surface of a peripheral
sensor, this so-called map of target distance is a computational map.
Therefore, spatial resolution of this map cannot be derived from
neuroanatomical or morphological features of the sensory epithelium. The
project aims to understand the representation and limits of spatial
resolution of multiple objects in the map of target distance in the
auditory cortex of the bat Phyllostomus discolor. The experiments will
employ extracellular recordings from single cortical neurons as well as
neuronal activity of larger areas of the auditory cortex measured by
multi-electrode arrays.


12 Research Assistant Opportunities - University of Kassel

The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The University of Kassel establishes the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) “Biological Clocks on Multiple Time Scales”, which is funded by the German Research foundation from April 2022 on. The RTG aims at investigating the principles of timekeeping in living organisms, enabling to orchestrate periodic processes with very different frequencies ranging from infradian over circadian to ultradian rhythms. The unique approach is to combine the expertise of biologists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and engineers to advance the understanding of biological clocks.

In the first phase, the RTG seeks to fill the positions of:

12 Research Assistants (m/f/d)
- starting from April 1, 2022, or soon thereafter. The positions according to the pay-scale EG 13 TV-H modified according to the requirements of the different disciplines are limited to 36 months (§ 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG).
- Closes: 31.01.2022
- Date of Hire: 01.04.2022
- Reference: 34676

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ. In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form addressed to: The President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or via mail to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel.de, stating the reference number. In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

Descriptions of the 12 specific research projects of this phase can be found HERE.

We encourage applications of candidates with dedicated interest in any of the projects, and with background in (bio-)physics, (bio-)chemistry, system and control theory, mathematics, neurochemical biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, or related disciplines. Applicants should specify in their application a first (and possibly a second) choice of individual research project according to interest and qualification. The candidates are expected to work towards their PhD degree.

Tasks:
- Scientific work on the research project. 
- Active participation in the workshops and events of the RTG and collaboration with the PIs and other PhD candidates. 
- Completion of a study program according to the curriculum of the graduate school.

Required Profile:
- Excellent Master degree or other respectively related academic degrees (such as Diploma or Magister) in one of the above-mentioned disciplines. 
- Commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. 
- Strong skills in English.
- Advantageous are experiences thematically related to the scope of the RTG.

The University of Kassel is a midsize university with about 25.000 students, located in the city of Kassel, known for the DOCUMENTA, the most important international exhibition of contemporary art. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and it offers educational programs in the life sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, education, and engineering. The university also offers different employment benefits, such as free public transport and no tuition. Furthermore, housing in Kassel is affordable.
The University of Kassel is a midsize university with about 25.000 students, located in the city of Kassel, known for the DOCUMENTA, the most important international exhibition of contemporary art. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and it offers educational programs in the life sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, education, and engineering. The university also offers different employment benefits, such as free public transport and no tuition. Furthermore, housing in Kassel is affordable.
The University of Kassel is a midsize university with about 25.000 students, located in the city of Kassel, known for the DOCUMENTA, the most important international exhibition of contemporary art. The university is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and it offers educational programs in the life sciences, humanities, fine arts, social sciences, education, and engineering. The university also offers different employment benefits, such as free public transport and no tuition. Furthermore, housing in Kassel is affordable.

For further information please contact the head of the RTG, Prof. Dr. Monika Stengl, E-Mail: stengl@uni-kassel.de, or the project manager Dr. Thordis Arnold, E-Mail: thordisarnold@uni-kassel.de.

You can find more jobs at stellen.uni-kassel.de

The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

Information according to Art. 13 DSGVO for the application process at the University of Kassel can be found HERE.

The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions). Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen@uni-kassel.de, quoting the applicable reference number.

(posted December 27, 2021)

Visiting Fellowships Program For Young Researcher - France

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP26 took place from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow (United Kingdom). France, as a major actor in the fight against climate change and guarantor of the spirit of Paris Agreement, implements a new MOPGA visiting fellowship program that aims to take part in the strengthening of science contribution to the challenges raised by the COPs. 

France’s Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MESRI) in collaboration with Campus France, have implemented a visiting fellowships program for young researcher, Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA), to welcome young foreign researchers wishing to conduct further research in France.

The MOPGA Visiting Fellowships Program for Young Researchers will be supporting researchers working on topics related to: 
  • earth system sciences, 
  • climate change and sustainability sciences, 
  • energy transition, 
  • societal challenges of environmental issues, 
  • human, animal and ecosystem health as part of a "One Health" approach.

The postdoc candidate, in conjunction with the host scientist, should propose an ingenious project that uses neurobiological research to address climate change and sustainability, and/or human, animal and ecosystem health as part of a "One Health" approach. The hosting NeO team is embedded in the Sensory Ecology department of iEES-Paris, where the postdoc will benefit from in-house expertise on neuroscience, genomics and chemical ecology. A candidate with strong problem-solving skills and prior experience in Drosophila or moth/bee neurobiology is preferred.

More information on the fellowship

More information about the host and can also be found here.

France’s Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MESRI) in collaboration with Campus France, have implemented a visiting fellowships program for young researcher, Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA), to welcome young foreign researchers wishing to conduct further research in France.
The MOPGA Visiting Fellowships Program for Young Researchers will be supporting researchers working on topics related to:
(posted December 7, 2021)


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Neuroethology/Behavior Neuroscience

Position # 002363TT-2022-IBIO

The University of Windsor’s Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Neuroethology/Behavioural Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2022. We are looking for candidates whose research uses an integrative approach in the areas of neuroethology, behavioural neuroscience, cognition, sensory biology, and/or motor systems. We encourage applicants with a research approach that involves field-based studies, and/or lab-based studies of natural systems. Preference will be given to candidates that complement and strengthen current research programs in our department. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Integrative Biology has 15 faculty and a large undergraduate and graduate student complement. The Department maintains a strong research and teaching profile with special expertise in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Neuroscience, and Physiology, with undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). The department has a strong network of expertise in tropical to temperate to polar field environments, diverse study species, state-of-the-art infrastructure managed by faculty and staff, equipment to facilitate collaborative field studies, as well as on-campus analytical facilities in the areas of genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, imaging. In addition to being directly connected to the University of Windsor central animal care facility, the Department has a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), with many faculty members cross-appointed to this research institute.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise. Successful candidates will be expected to mount a productive and integrative research program, obtain external funding, and participate actively in graduate training and undergraduate teaching.

Application Requirements: 
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status; 
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae; 
  • a 1-2 page statement of research interests, and plans for future research activity; 
  • a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; 
  • names and contact information for three (3) referees. References will only be required if the candidate is shortlisted.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 30, 2022. Although applications may be considered after the deadline date, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the Appointments Committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Isabelle Barrette-Ng, Head
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 5402
E-mail: biosci@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

(posted December 6, 2021)
The Department of Integrative Biology has 15 faculty and a large undergraduate and graduate student complement. The Department maintains a strong research and teaching profile with special expertise in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Neuroscience, and Physiology, with undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences, and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). The department has a strong network of expertise in tropical to temperate to polar field environments, diverse study species, state-of-the-art infrastructure managed by faculty and staff, equipment to facilitate collaborative field studies, as well as on-campus analytical facilities in the areas of genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, imaging. In addition to being directly connected to the University of Windsor central animal care facility, the Department has a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), with many faculty members cross-appointed to this research institute.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise. Successful candidates will be expected to mount a productive and integrative research program, obtain external funding, and participate actively in graduate training and undergraduate teaching.


Postdoctoral Position - University of Minnesota

Are you interested in understanding how animal brains process information about moving prey? We have a postdoctoral position available to carry out functional calcium brain imaging in predatory insects. This is a joint post in the laboratories of Asst. Prof Trevor Wardill and Assoc Prof Gonzalez-Bellido, based at the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Department.  The University of Minnesota.

The initial contract is 1 year, with extension based on performance. Details for the post:
  1. Visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
  2. Click on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
  3. Search Job ID 344437
For more information, visit out website.

1) Visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
2) Click on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
3) Search Job ID 344437
(posted December 2, 2021)


Assistant Professor, Department of Biology – Western Kentucky University

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Molecular/Cellular Biology.

Candidates for the Molecular/Cellular Biology position will investigate prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic cells in areas including, but not limited to, cellular signaling, cell-cell interactions, organelle biology, intracellular trafficking, bioinformatics, and/or gene expression. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, molecular/cellular biology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate.  Each position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application 
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals 
  • Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills 
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students

To view the full advertisement, visit our website.

(posted November 30, 2021)



Assistant Professor, Department of Biology – Western Kentucky University

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.



The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.
The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.

Candidates for the Animal Physiology position will investigate areas that may include but are not limited to neurophysiology, thermoregulation, osmoregulation, pathology, endocrinology, and/or muscle physiology. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, animal physiology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty.

The successful candidate will deliver high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the Biology Department's pre-health curriculum, based on the expertise of the candidate.  Each position will require development of an active, biomedically-relevant, research program attractive to M.S. students and to undergraduates in our pre-health programs, as well as career and academic advisement of pre-health professions students. The KY INBRE program provides a network of support for biomedical researchers and educators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and presents many opportunities for collaboration as well as competitive funding programs. Opportunities are also available to collaborate on clinical research projects with physicians, residents, and fellows of Med Center Health and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus.

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by time of application
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and of writing grant proposals
  • Evidence of strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students
To view the full advertisement, visit our website.

(posted November 30, 2021)

The WKU Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology.
Candidates for the Animal Physiology position will investigate areas that may include but are not limited to neurophysiology, thermoregulation, osmoregulation, pathology, endocrinology, and/or muscle physiology. Courses to be taught may include introductory biology, animal physiology for undergraduates and graduate students, and upper-level courses in area of specialty
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to Faculty - Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Bridges to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate beginning August 16, 2022. Applicants may work in any area of biology, including but not limited to: molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental biology, and computational biology, as well as research in the learning of biology at the college level.

Bridge to the Faculty is a UIC postdoctoral program designed to recruit underrepresented scholars with the goal of transitioning them to tenure-track faculty members after two years. This recruitment initiative aims to attract and retain promising scholars to UIC, as well as diversify our faculty to better serve the cultural wealth of our students, our community, and the nation.

Full details on this opportunity can be found HERE.

(posted November 29, 2021)





The Invertebrate Neuroethology Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking one or two talented MSc or PhD students starting in the Fall term of 2021. Our laboratory is interested in how brains select appropriate behavioural responses to varying conditions, how different brains produce different behaviours, and how brains change with age and experience. Using primarily honey bees and cockroaches, we employ immunohistochemistry, microscopy, electrophysiology, and a wide variety of behavioural assays. 
 
Application deadline for Canadian and US applicants: June 1, 2021.
Application deadline for international applicants: March 1, 2021.
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Byron N. Van Nest at byron.vannest@umanitoba.ca at least two months prior to these deadlines.