adrianm at brain.riken.jp
Thu Nov 4 08:47:54 EST 2004
Postdoctoral positions are presently available studying neuron development
and function with an emphasis on the control of dendrite arbor morphology.
Our primary model is the peripheral sensory nervous system of Drosophila
melanogaster. Projects will involve Drosophila genetics, molecular biology
and microscopy. Applicants must be highly motivated and enthusiastic and
are required to have (or be close to obtaining) a graduate degree in
biological or medical sciences. The scientific language of the laboratory
is English and reasonable English language skills are required; knowledge
of Japanese is not necessary.
The lab is situated in the RIKEN Brain Science Institute
(http://www.brain.riken.go.jp/) in Wako City close to central Tokyo. This
institute offers a dynamic research environment with excellent facilities
and a multinational environment. Salary for these positions will be
according to the RIKEN pay scale adjusted dependent on experience.
Contracts are annually renewable following a performance review for up to
five years. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae including publication
list, a description of skills and experience (approximately 500 words), and
contact details (including telephone and email) of three references.
Address for formal applications or informal enquiries:
Dr Adrian Moore,
Molecular Neuropathology Group,
RIKEN Brain Science Institute,
2-1 HirosawaWako City, Saitama
email: <mailto:adrianm at brain.riken.jp>adrianm at brain.riken.jp
Moore A.W. Roegiers F., Jan L.Y., Jan Y.N. (2004)
Conversion of neurons and glia to external-cell fates in the external
sensory organs of Drosophila hamlet mutants by a cousin-cousin cell-type
Genes Dev 18: 623-628
Grueber W.B., Ye B., Moore A.W., Jan L.Y. and Jan Y.N., (2003)
Dendrites of Distinct Classes of Drosophila Sensory Neurons Show Different
Capacities for Homotypic Repulsion.
Current Biology 13: 618-626
Moore A.W., Jan L.Y., Jan Y.N. (2002)
hamlet, a binary genetic switch between single- and multiple- dendrite
Science 297: 1355-1358
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