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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

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We are seeking an outstanding, inquisitive scientist interested in understandings on how neuromodulators affect neural dynamics influencing an animal’s behavior, using </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Drosophila </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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.</span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For information on research see </span><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nmeth.4148" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://www.nature.com/articles/nmeth.4148</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and </span><a href="https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30084-7" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://www.cell.com/current-biology/full text/S0960-9822(16)30084-7</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and others at </span><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Farhan_Mohammad2" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Farhan_Mohammad2</span></a></p>
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</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Doctorate degree in an appropriate field. </span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Experience with programming (at least one out of Matlab/Python/R), molecular biology, </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Drosophila </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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.</span></p>
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</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Starting salary will be dependent on previous experience and qualifications. Qatar Foundation pays outstanding tax-free salary package with housing. </span></p>
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</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">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 </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">mohammadfarhan(at)hbku.edu.qa</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Fira Sans"; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. Applications must include all work history and education details. </span></p>
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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