The Hige Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking a postdoc, who will enthusiastically work on neurophysiological study using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Using this simple model system, our primary goal is to understand how sensory information is flexibly processed and translated into different behaviors depending on the animal's past experience or current context. We employ multiple physiological techniques including in vivo whole-cell patch-clamp recording, two-photon calcium imaging and behavioral assays. By combining these techniques and the complete connectome information, there are on-going exciting projects. For more details, please visit our website (https://www.higelab.org/).
Education and Experience:
Successful candidates should have at least one first author paper published in a peer-reviewed journal. We welcome applicants with any research background, but the priority will be given to those with neuroscience background. Experience with fruit fly research is NOT required. We rather encourage individuals who worked with other model organisms to apply. Experience with engineering or programming would also be a plus.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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