Research Scientist - Molecular and Integrative Physiology (141493)

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Research Scientist

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Research Scientist will conduct research on the mouse auditory system in the Llano lab.

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  • Conducting experiments: Perform independent research to study the mouse auditory system, particularly cortex and midbrain, using multiphoton imaging, electrophysiology, neuroanatomy and behavioral techniques, as well as supervising animal breeding of transgenic animals.
  • Analyzing data from imaging, electrophysiology and behavioral studies using statistical software packages.
  • Preparing manuscripts and other presentations for publication and other presentations for national and international meetings.
  • Assisting in the training of graduate and undergraduate students.


Required: Ph.D. in biological sciences. At least 5 years of Postdoctoral experience performing neurophysiological experiments in the auditory system. Experience in multiphoton imaging, brain slice physiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, animal breeding protocols, hearing assessment protocols for mice, mouse behavioral experiments and methods for delivering controlled trauma of the auditory system.

Successful candidates will have a detailed understanding of the auditory system. Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic differences. Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance.


This is a full-time academic professional position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at, directly apply to our position and upload your cover letter and resume by April 26, 2021. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-6747. For further information on this specific position, please contact the department at [email protected]

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College Name or Administrative Unit:KV Category:6-Research Title:Research Scientist - Molecular and Integrative Physiology (141493) Open Date:04/08/2021 Close Date:04/26/2021 Organization Name:Molecular and Integrative Physl




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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time