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Postdoc in Drosophila Neuroscience

Posted by: College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS), HBKU, Doha

Posted date: Nov-28-2018

Location: Doha, Qatar

We are seeking an outstanding, inquisitive scientist interested in understandings on how neuromodulators affect neural dynamics influencing an animal’s behavior, using Drosophila as a model organism.  We use a range of approaches, including neural circuit-based studies, Optogenetics based neural switches (ChR and GtACR), molecular-genetic perturbations, genomics, Transgenic animal preparation, and behavioral neuroscience to address fundamental questions about signaling between neurons. We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about using multidisciplinary approaches in their work. Successful applicants will be involved in defining their own research direction.


For information on research see https://www.nature.com/articles/nmeth.4148 and https://www.cell.com/current-biology/full text/S0960-9822(16)30084-7 and others at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Farhan_Mohammad2


Responsibilities

Specific duties include LAB maintenance, Drosophila genetics, assays of behaviors, Drosophila stocks maintenance, standard molecular biology experiments and general laboratory maintenance as needed. Training and teaching masters and Ph.D. students.

Qualifications
Doctorate degree in an appropriate field.


Preference

Experience with programming (at least one out of Matlab/Python/R), molecular biology, Drosophila genetics, confocal microscopy, managing students, or an engineer with a strong background or interest in Neuroscience is desirable. Must be able to communicate clearly and work collaboratively.


Anticipated Salary Range
Starting salary will be dependent on previous experience and qualifications. Qatar Foundation pays outstanding tax-free salary package with housing.


How To Apply
Applicants are required to send an application with all applicable information (Cover letter, CV, and contact information of 2-3 academic referees) to Dr. Mohammad Farhan at mohammadfarhan(at)hbku.edu.qa. Applications must include all work history and education details.


Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

 

Job Title Postdoc in Drosophila Neuroscience
Post Details
Email mohammadfarhan(at)hbku.edu.qa
Employer's Website hbku.edu.qa
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Neuroscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Doha, Qatar
Key Words Drosophila, Genetics, Optogenetics, Behavior, Neuroscience
Start Date Jan 2019
Salary Outstanding Tax Free salary Package with Housing Allowance
Deadline Dec-31-2018