Job ID: 6515

Post-doctoral position in Boston/United States

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 April 2021

City: Boston

Country: United States

Institution: Northeastern University



The Laboratory of Neurobiology (Head: Professor Günther K.H. Zupanc) at Northeastern University in Boston invites applications for a postdoc position. The project aims at examining the role of astrocytes in the regulation of sexually dimorphic neural oscillations of a brainstem nucleus in the weakly electric fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus.

The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in neuroethological systems, with a strong background in quantitative morphological analysis involving immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, confocal laser scanning microscopy, image analysis, 3D reconstruction, as well as management and analysis of large data sets. Besides the histological work, the researcher will contribute to experiments involving pharmacological manipulation of glial function and analyzing this effect on the electric organ discharge of the fish. The researcher will also take pride in becoming the primary manager of the fish facility of the Laboratory of Neurobiology. In addition to the direct involvement in research and animal care, the postdoctoral research associate will have the opportunity to participate in the writing of manuscripts, preparation of grant proposals, supervision of students, and participation in outreach activities. A team-oriented attitude is essential.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. prior to starting the position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Please apply through the following link:

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