Postdoctoral Research Fellow

New York City, New York
Commensurate with experience
May 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Barnard Neurobiology lab, led by Dr. Maria de la Paz Fernandez. Our lab is in the Department of Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College, a liberal arts college in Manhattan affiliated with Columbia University. Imaging facilities are available at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute which is a few blocks away.
The position is fully funded for at least four years. Ideally the position would start in the summer of 2021, but the start date is flexible. We are looking for a highly motivated and accomplished scientist interested in studying circadian timekeeping and sleep in Drosophila.
The research project will involve the following techniques:
- Genetic manipulation of neural networks supporting timekeeping and entrainment
- Behavioral analysis of clock controlled behavioral outputs
- Live-imaging and immunohistochemical analysis of clock neurons

Desired qualifications: The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or a related field. Experience with live-imaging, immunohistochemistry, or Drosophila neurobiology is desired. However, all candidates with a track record of scientific accomplishment and a strong interest in circadian biology in any species are encouraged to apply.


Required qualifications:

• Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, biochemistry or a related field.
• Experience with live imaging, immunohistochemistry, or Drosophila neurobiology.
• Training in data analysis and statistics.
• Ability to write clearly

Preferred qualifications:

• Computer programming skills
• Experience working in Drosophila
• Background in Circadian Rhythms


Please submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your research and career goals. Please also include the names and contact information for three professional references.

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