Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-03-2017

Posting Summary:
Two (2) postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in Dr. Jianhua Cang's lab at the University of Virginia to study the organization, function and development of the mouse visual system. Our lab studies how neural circuits in the superior colliculus and visual cortex process sensory information and how these circuits are shaped by experience during development. The incumbents will become key members in advancing these studies using an integrative approach that combines physiology, imaging, genetics, behavior and computational techniques.

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Neuroscience or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. Candidates with a strong background in electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, and/or animal behavior are preferred. Initial appointment is for one year; however the position may be renewed up to an additional two, one year appointments contingent upon satisfactory performance review and availability of funding.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through [email protected] ( and search posting number 0621823. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Jianhua Cang ([email protected], and questions regarding the application process should be directed to Michelle Atwell ([email protected]).

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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