A position is open for a postdoc interested in zebrafish sensory neuroscience. The position will focus on characterizing the organization and function of lateral line afferent neurons in vivo using single-cell electroporation, patch-clamp recording, transgenic lines expressing fluorescent and photo-convertible proteins, and particle image velocimetry.
Related research in the lab centers on the biomechanics of swimming in turbulence, and there are many opportunities to link neurophysiological and biomechanical studies in intact, behaving animals. Our research environment is enhanced by neurophysiology faculty and core facilities at the Whitney Lab and on the Gainesville campus (McKnight Brain Institute, Department of Neuroscience, Genetics Institute and the Biology Department).
This position offers a rare opportunity to explore the function of a tractable vertebrate hair cell circuit in a model genetic organism. Applicants should have a strong background or interest in electrophysiology. Expertise in molecular techniques and/or computer programming is desirable. This 5 year, NIH-funded position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. Position will remain open until filled.
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