[Neuroscience] postdoc available

Mark Frye via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by frye from physci.ucla.edu)
Sun Jul 22 17:00:41 EST 2007

NSF-funded postdoctoral position starting September 2007 to study 
visual-olfactory sensory fusion and sensory-motor integration for flight 
control in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Our specific aims 
include (but are not limited): (i) To determine the dependence of a 
subset of optomotor flight maneuvers upon variation in the spatial, 
temporal, and contrast structure of visual stimuli. (ii) To examine the 
dependence of a subset of olfactory-mediated flight maneuvers upon the 
intensity, identity, and spatial distribution of odor cues. (iii) To 
investigate whether multimodal behavioral responses quantitatively 
represent the linear sum of unimodal responses, or alternatively whether 
cross-modal conditions synergistically enhance motor responses beyond 
those evoked by unimodal cues. Experience with some combination of 
electrophysiology, biomechanics, and computer programming (preferably 
Matlab), are desired but not essential. Demonstrated expertise in either 
the biology of Drosophila, or olfactory physiology, or visual physiology 
are essential. Fellowship includes a competitive salary and fringe 
benefits. Funding is available for three years, contingent upon 
satisfactory progress and federal budgetary approval. Applicants must 
hold a PhD in zoology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. UCLA hosts 
vibrant, collaborative, and highly diverse neuroscience and Drosophila 
research communities. Please see our website 
<http://www.physci.ucla.edu/research/frye/> for information about our 
lab. Interested candidates please email a CV including three references 
along with a statement of interest to Mark Frye 
<mailto:frye from physci.ucla.edu>
frye (at) physci dot ucla dot edu

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