The Ben-Shahar lab studies the evolutionary, genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms underlying social and feeding behaviors in Drosophila and other insect models. A postdoctoral position is available immediately for studying the neural and genetic bases of feeding decisions in flies.
Research will include behavioral and genetic studies in animals, as well as microscopy, biochemistry, and genomics studies in animals and cells.
Washington University in St. Louis is consistently ranked as one of the top neuroscience programs in the US. We are a highly collegial research community that is committed to the professional development of postdoctoral fellows in the biological and medical sciences.
Applicants are expected to hold a recent doctoral degree in a biological field. Prior experience in working with Drosophila is highly preferred.
The ideal candidate should have at least one first author paper from their PhD work, and should be able to communicate well in English. Good knowledge in molecular biology and /or neurophysiology is a plus.
Applicants must be independent and strongly motivated to work in a highly collegial environment.
How to Apply:
Candidates should email their CV, PDFs of prior publications, and names of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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