Postdoctoral Research Scholar Pool
Faculty - Other
Institute of Neuroscience
Review of Applications Begins
Applications reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter and CV
The Institute of Neuroscience (ION) was founded in 1979. These
visionary neuroscientists built a highly collaborative, integrated
group where biologists and psychologists work together to dissect
the development and function of the nervous system. For example,
100% of tenured ION faculty members have published at least one
paper with another UO colleague. Furthermore, many have
collaborative grants, including a zebrafish program project grant
that funds zebrafish research at the University of Oregon.
Reflecting the collaborative philosophy of ION and the University
of Oregon, the vast majority of all life science laboratories
(including ION, IMB, IE2) occupy contiguous space in the Lokey
Science Complex (8 attached buildings). Under one roof,
biochemists, cell biologists, developmental biologists, physicists,
organic chemists, and physical chemists use a huge variety of model
organisms, techniques, and tools to understand and explain the
properties of life.
This position requires a highly-motivated person with excellent
organizational, laboratory and communication skills and a history
of successful research. The successful candidate will participate
in a variety of types of experiments investigating the effects of
resident microbes on zebrafish nervous system development, both on
their own and in collaboration with other lab members. Specific
duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the
- Use Illumina sequencing to examine changes in gene
- Perform a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques
including immunoprecipitation, RT-PCR, immunolabeling and in situ
- Perform zebrafish genetics tasks, including screening and
- Generate germ free zebrafish embryos to investigate the role of
microbes on CNS development.
- PhD in Biology or related field.
- Experience with molecular biology and/or biochemical
- Experience with zebrafish research
- Experience with microbiology, neurobiology, imaging
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
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