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.
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 rather encourage individuals who worked with other model organisms to apply. Experience with engineering or programming would also be a plus.
We request your CV (including contact information of 2 or more referees) and the descriptions of your past and future research interest.
If you have any question, please contact Toshi Hige at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UNC-Chapel Hill provides an excellent research environment with ample opportunities of collaboration. Our lab is affiliated with both the Department of Biology and the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology (Medical School). Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas offer a high quality of life. As a part of world-renowned Research Triangle region, the area is full of academic atmosphere. You can find many affordable housings and high-quality restaurants as well.
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