Career Opportunities for Neuroethologists


  • Announcements for positions available (graduate, post-doc, faculty positions, etc.) or scientific equipment available for recycling or reuse can be posted on the ISN website free of charge.


Email plain text of the announcement to ISN Secretary (ghw23@case.edu) or the Allen Press representative (clapine@allenpress.com). Plain text is preferable to Word and PDF documents cannot be used. If known, provide a date for the announcement to be removed from this page.

Send news, job advertisements, meeting announcements and other related information for the next newsletter to the ISN secretary, Gabriella Wolff. All material should be sent via email.

Advertisements for jobs and graduate/postdoctoral positions should be no more than 150 words.

Job announcements can also be posted in ISN's newsletter and circulated to members by sending an email to the ISN Allen Press representative (clapine@allenpress.com). 

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.