Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Australian National University to conduct fundamental research on how olfactory information is processed by the primary olfactory (piriform) cortex. Projects include the use of an endoscope to image olfactory plasticity in behaving mice, and using in vivo patch clamping and 2-photon microscopy to study dendritic electrogenesis.
You will join the dynamic, collaborative research environment provided by the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, which is part of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, one of the world’s top medical research institutes.
You must have a PhD in neuroscience, a strong record of research achievement, and demonstrated experience in the key techniques of cellular neurophysiology. Both positions are for up to 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The salary is A$71,509 – A$90,215 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.
For further information, please contact Prof John Bekkers <John.Bekkers@anu.edu.au>.
To apply, go to <http://jobs.anu.edu.au> and search for “526258” or “olfaction”.
Application deadline: October 1st, 2018.
A PhD in the area of Neuroscience with a strong record of achievement at the graduate and undergraduate level and evidence of achievement via papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Experience in electrophysiological recording and analysis techniques, preferably including patch-clamping of neurons and calcium imaging.
Sound understanding of the fundamentals of cellular neurophysiology and neuroanatomy.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to keep good records including computer-based information.
Ability to work effectively, in both a team environment and independently, with staff and students from diverse backgrounds, and the ability and willingness to assist with the supervision of undergraduate students.
A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.
The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the University attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world. The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), located on the ANU campus, is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious medical research institutes. The Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, a Department of JCSMR, contains more than a dozen independent research groups working in areas such as synaptic transmission, sensory processing, neural development and the retina, with expertise in electrophysiology, behavior, advanced optical techniques (optogenetics & 2-photon), neural modeling and molecular genetics. This research is being carried out both 'in vitro' and 'in vivo'. The Eccles Institute provides staff and students with an exceptional environment for research on brain function, with a cellular focus and an emphasis on signal processing in sensory systems.