We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral scholar to investigate the neural basis of visually-guided prey capture behavior in the mouse. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Hoy at the Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno. The lab is part of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience at UNR 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 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 year and may be renewable contingent on funding and application for external support.
The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.
Required Qualifications: PhD degree in Psychology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. At least one published paper in one of the above fields
Preferred Qualifications: Some of the following experience is desirable, but not required: Experience with visual physiology experiments, experience with rodent behavioral experiments, experience with advanced genetic techniques or viral delivery methods (AAV or lentivirus), experience with programming, advanced data analysis, and/or surgeries in laboratory animals
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Nevada, Reno is a world-class research institution located in a diverse, unique and beautiful part of the country. The Reno area features exciting urban environments, excellent dining and entertainment opportunities and incredible outdoor recreation available right out one's door.