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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS
Development and Evolution in Annelids
Nitric oxide and other neurotransmitters in lower invertebrates
Biomechanics and neurobiology of fish locomotion
Jimmy Liao has a five-year, NIH RO1-funded position for a postdoctoral researcher experienced in intracellular electrophysiology and interested in zebrafish neuroscience. The project offers a rare opportunity to explore the function of a tractable vertebrate circuit in a model genetic organism. Specifically, it will focus on characterizing the organization and function of lateral line afferent neurons in vivo by combining electrophysiology with transgenic lines expressing fluorescent and photo-convertible proteins.
Applicants must be comfortable with intracellular electrophysiology experiments and continue to demonstrate a productive record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
A background in patch clamp electrophysiology and confocal imaging is highly desirable.
Biomechanics and Neurobiology of Fish Locomotion
Jimmy Liao is looking for creative, independent and motivated graduate students that are enthusiastic about using new technology and techniques to understand the mechanisms of animal behavior. He welcomes students from diverse backgrounds (neuroscience, physiology, ecology, engineering etc.) and believes that interest and aptitude can make up for a lack of training.