Postdoc - Olfactory sensory neurobiology and biohybrid nerve recording systems

Employer
Case Western Reserve University
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary
$50-65,000/year + benefits
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022
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RESEARCH AND RESPONSIBILITIES

There is one opening for postdoctoral researcher to conduct olfaction-related studies and build chemical sensing devices. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary research program aimed at using insect and mammalian models to study olfactory sensory neurobiology and develop olfaction-based biohybrid systems. Once successful, a system like this could be used to assess human health conditions or serve as the olfactory system for a mobile robot. Our lab employs an arsenal of diverse tools to model neurological diseases, replicate nervous system architecture and organization, and create health-monitoring sensors inspired by central and peripheral nervous system physiology. The interdisciplinary research team comprises members with varied expertise in biology, engineering, and other relevant areas.

 

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be open to creativity and learning new skills, occasionally train graduate and undergraduate lab mates on experimental procedures and data analysis, and significantly contribute to the drafting of research papers and proposals.

 

The initial appointment is for one year with a possible extension, based on performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University guidelines. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Extensive experience in electrophysiological recording of neural activity and its analysis
  • Experience with electrophysiological recording from insect antennae is a plus
  • Basic experience with programming languages (especially Python and Matlab) is a plus
  • Familiarity with microcontrollers, computer-aided design, and 3D printing is an advantage, but not required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of statistics

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Neuroengineering or other relevant field

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Qualified candidates should send 1) a CV including a list of publications, 2) a cover letter outlining relevant research experience and interests, and 3) the contact information of two references to angela.r.dixon@case.edu

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