A post-doctoral position in David Morton’s lab at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR is available to start immediately. The project is focused on the oxygen-sensitive guanylyl cyclases that mediate hypoxia-driven behaviors in Drosophila larvae. I am seeking a post-doc who is experienced at imaging techniques to develop methodology to monitor activation and cyclic GMP increases in the sensory neurons that we believe activate the hypoxia escape response. Prior experience in fluorescence microscopy is essential and experience in Drosophila neurobiology is preferred.
If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter explaining career goals and why this project interests you to David B. Morton firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of three referees.
Vermehren-Schmaedick, A. Ainsley, J.A., Wayne A. Johnson, W.A., Davies, S-A. and Morton, D.B. (2010). Behavioral responses to hypoxia in Drosophila larvae are mediated by atypical soluble guanylyl cyclases. Genetics 186: 183–196. PMID: 20592263 PMCID: PMC2940286
Morton, D. B. (2011). Behavioral responses to hypoxia and hyperoxia in Drosophila larvae: molecular and neuronal sensors. Fly 5: 119-125. PMID: 21150317
Vermehren-Schmaedick, A., Scudder, C., Timmermans, W. and Morton, D.B. (2011). Drosophila gustatory preference behaviors require the atypical soluble guanylyl cyclases. J. Comp Physiol A. 197, 717-727. PMID: 21350862