Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hige lab) – UNC-Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hige lab)
UNC-Chapel Hill 288 reviewsChapel Hill, NC

The Hige Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking a postdoc, who will enthusiastically work on neurophysiological study using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Using this simple model system, our primary goal is to understand how sensory information is flexibly processed and translated into different behaviors depending on the animal?s past experience or current context. We employ multiple physiological techniques including in vivo whole-cell patch-clamp recording, two-photon calcium imaging and behavioral assays. For more details, please visit our website ( or read the following references: Hige, T., Neurosci. Res. (2017) (Review) Hige et al., Neuron (2015) Hige et al., Nature (2015)

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The successful candidate should have obtained, or expect to obtain, his or her PhD in neuroscience or a related field by the time of appointment. Successful candidates should have at least one first author paper published in a peer-reviewed journal. We welcome applicants with any research background, but the priority will be given to those with neuroscience background. Experience with fruit fly research is NOT required. We encourage individuals who have worked with other model organisms to apply. Experience with engineering or programming would also be a plus.PhD in neuroscience or related field at the time of appointment

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