Post Doctoral Fellow

Location
Worcester
Posted
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Post Doctoral Fellow

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

Position Status:

Basic Function:
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Biology and have strong laboratory, analytical, and communication skills. Ideally, the applicant will have a biological training in neuroscience or chemical biology with expertise in molecular biology (prior experience with C. elegans is a plus but not essential).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Current projects involve quantitative measurements of behavior and neural activity, and chemical genetic screens involving small-molecule metabolites using high-throughput microfluidics. Please visit our website for further details and representative publications http://labs.wpi.edu/srinivasanlab/.

    Position Requirements

  • A Ph.D degree is required with a minimum of a year’s experience.

    Posting Date: 03/31/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    A NIH-funded post-doctoral fellow position is available immediately for a highly-motivated candidate with proven track record to join the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Chemical Biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This position is for three years. Research in our laboratory is highly interdisciplinary and utilizes C. elegans as a model system to understand how biogenic chemical signals regulate innate social behaviors at cellular and circuit levels. Our research aims to understand how the nervous system processes environmental stimuli with respect to its internal states to encode and integrates social information. Data generated will be potentially useful for understanding neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

    Topics of interest include understanding the neural circuitry underlying sex-specific social behaviors, and the role of neuro-modulation and social experience in social behaviors. Current projects involve quantitative measurements of behavior and neural activity, and chemical genetic screens involving small-molecule metabolites using high-throughput microfluidics. Please visit our website for further details and representative publications http://labs.wpi.edu/srinivasanlab/.

    Our laboratory is located at the newly built Gateway Park at WPI, which houses faculty from several departments including Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry, which provides a vibrant and collaborative environment. We also interact very closely with the Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine programs at UMASS Medical located just a few minutes from our campus.

    Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Biology and have strong laboratory, analytical, and communication skills. Ideally, the applicant will have a biological training in neuroscience or chemical biology with expertise in molecular biology (prior experience with C. elegans is a plus but not essential).

    Full applications including: curriculum vitae; a brief summary of past, current research interests and accomplishments and future goals; contact information of two to three references, and desired start date are required.
    Questions can be addressed to:
    Prof. Jagan Srinivasan
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biology and Biotechnology
    100 Institute Road
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA 01609
    Email: jsrinivasan@wpi.edu

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4355

    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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