Postdoctoral positions (behavioral variation) in McGrath lab at Georgia Tech

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory headed by Dr. Patrick McGrath in the School of Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology. The McGrath lab aims to understand mechanistically how natural genetic variation influences neural circuit function and behavior using C. elegans as a model organism. To accomplish this, we utilize a number of techniques, such as automated behavioral analysis, quantitative genetics, genomic editing, computational modeling, and optogenetics. More info regarding our lab can be found on our webpage (

Located in Atlanta, GA, Georgia Tech offers a vibrant community for behavioral and quantitative genetics research. The McGrath laboratory recently moved into the brand new Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB1) building. Our floormates include two collaborators, the Lu laboratory (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering -, who develop microfluidics and automated microscopy techniques to apply to C. elegans and the Streelman laboratory (Biology -, who study phenotypic variation (including behavior) among Malawi cichlid fishes.

We are interested in recruiting smart and highly-motivated people from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of biology, computational science, or physics. Applicants with a strong background in at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: neuroscience, optogenetics, quantitative genetics, or bioinformatics.

Salary will follow NIH guidelines.

Applicants should submit a CV, brief statement of research interests, and names and contacts of three references.