Postdoc position in behavior at the University of Miami, Florida

Hello All,

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Collins Lab url=[/url] in the Biology Department at the University of Miami, Florida.

Our multi-disciplinary research group is studying how external and internal signals modulate neural circuit activity to drive distinct behavior states in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. We use optogenetics, calcium imaging, and neurotransmitter signaling mutants to understand how neural circuits control animal reproductive behaviors.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field and have evidence of research productivity using molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, or biochemistry. Prior experience with C. elegans is not essential.

Several independent research projects are available including: 1. Understanding how changes in uterine stretch modulate egg-laying circuit activity; and 2. Investigating how interaction with males affects hermaphrodite behaviors including egg laying. New research directions that complement the research tools and methods used in the lab are also welcome.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, reprints/preprints of publications, and contact information for references (phone and email) to Kevin Collins at