Research Associate / Postdoc in Neuroecology
The Neuroecology Research Laboratory lies at the intersection of two major fields of biology (Neurobiology: the study of the nervous system, and Ecology: the study of the interaction between living organisms and their environment). Neuroecology bridges the gap between our knowledge of the neural bases of animal behaviour and the consequences of that behaviour in the context of an animal’s habitat and ecology.
Click here to view the Research Profile of Prof Shaun P. Collin, Head of the Neuroecology Laboratory:
We are seeking a Research Associate (Postdoc) in Neuroecology to join our team within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology (PAM), School of Life Sciences at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
We use innovative neurobiological techniques such as molecular genetics, bioimaging, electrophysiology, anatomy and behaviour to examine how key elements of the physical environment such as light, sound, odours, and electromagnetic fields are detected and processed by the peripheral and central nervous systems and how this influences their behaviour. The ability to perceive these environmental cues is critical to the survival of each species. Model indicator species are used to assess how ecosystems may be faring in light of climate variability and habitat loss or degradation.
The research is collaborative involving local, national and international partners.
This is a full-time position, fixed-term for 3 years. Start date upon agreement.
Qualifications and Experience
To be successful in this role you will hold a PhD in a relevant area and have experience as a postdoctoral researcher. A strong background in neuroscience, statistics, data processing and programming (Matlab, Python and R) and a keen interest in this research area is highly desirable.
The application should include:
- A brief cover letter describing your research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.
- Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employment, list of publications, and names and contact information for at least two references.