Postdoctoral position at UMass Medical School

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Michael Francis at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to study cellular mechanisms that regulate signaling at excitatory synapses in C. elegans. We are particularly interested in identifying and characterizing gene products that regulate the localization and function of post-synaptic neurotransmitter receptors (see Neuron 46(4): 581-594 and Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103(28):10787-92). Our research utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including genetics, cell biology, pharmacology and electrophysiology. Candidates with prior experience in electrophysiology and/or C. elegans genetics preferred but not required.

Interested applicants with a Ph.D. in neurobiology, genetics or related fields should send a brief description of research background and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Francis, Department of Neurobiology, 715 Lazare Research Building, 364 Plantation St., UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605 USA. E-mail:

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