A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the neural basis of locomotion in the nematode C. elegans. My lab investigates the activity, connectivity and recovery from injury of the locomotion circuit and how it generates a coordinated motor output. We use optical approaches including imaging of neuronal activity, optogenetics and laser-axotomy as well as serial EM to reconstruct the complete network and computational approaches to model its activity. More information about our work is available at http://njit.edu/~haspel
The work will be done in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. NJIT is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, just 20 minutes from Manhattan by train. . The department, university and neighboring institution offer a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative training environment.
The position is for two years, with the possibility of extending for another one to two years contingent on the availability of additional funding. To apply, please send a CV, statement of research interests and contact information for two referees to: email@example.com
The ideal candidate should have experience in either C. elegans neurobiology, calcium- or voltage-imaging, electron microscopy, neurophysiology or animal behavior as well as excellent experimental design, analytical, and communication skills and experience using standard programming and statistical software (e.g. Matlab). A PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline is required prior to the appointment.