A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of L. Rene Garcia at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. The lab studies how nutrition and age affect molecular components of neural muscular circuits that are involved in goal-oriented and motivated behaviors in male C. elegans. The ideal candidate should be versed in genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry protocols and should be enthusiastic in developing new techniques to address creative behavioral or developmental questions. The postdoctoral applicant will be allowed to completely take independent-initiated projects with them to start their own laboratory after he/she leaves the lab. Interested applicants should e-mail by August 1, 2009 his/her CV and names and e-mail addresses of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief statement of specifically what sort of interesting topics they would like to pursue in the laboratory.
L. Rene Garcia Ph.D
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3258