Research Assistant Professor - Biology
Job posting number: #7077996
Posted: May 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking applications for an independent and motivated Research Assistant Professor to investigate the neural basis of visually-guided prey capture behavior in the mouse. The Researcher will be required to successfully complete work at the bench, while mentoring graduate and undergraduate student trainees, performing basic lab management duties and writing papers and grants. The lab is part of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience which provides the candidate with ample opportunity to participate in highly collaborative work that spans molecular biology in model organisms to human psychophysics. The successful candidate can expect the opportunity to synthesize existing expertise in molecular biology, behavior, developmental biology and with training in optogenetic and chemogenetic approaches in mice as well as acquire skills in advanced behavioral analysis and extracellular electrophysiology. The position is fully funded for one (1) year and may be renewable contingent on funding, fit and application for external support. We are particularly interested in attracting a candidate with a track record in fields related to neuroethology, molecular biology, behavioral neuroscience and/or computational neuroscience. The position is supported by funding obtained by the PI from the National Eye Institute.
PhD degree in Psychology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
At least one (1) published paper as first author in one of the above fields in a reputable journal (impact factor >5)
Experience with visual physiology experiments;
Experience with rodent behavior;
Experience with advanced genetic techniques or viral delivery methods (AAV or lentivirus);
Experience with programming, advanced data analysis, and/or surgeries in laboratory animals.