ad for postdocs

Thomas Becker Tom.Becker at
Tue Jan 14 10:51:21 EST 2003

3 Postdoctoral positions, zebrafish transgenesis/insertional 

The Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology Bergen, Norway, is 
offering 3 postdoctoral positions in genetics of neural development 
and function in zebrafish available immediately with focus on 
neurological defects/synaptic plasticity in zebrafish CNS and 
retina. One position is for two years and is on functional 
investigation of GluR2 AMPA receptor subunits in zebrafish retina 
and spinal cord. We have recently cloned and characterized all 
zebrafish AMPA receptor genes. This project will employ 
generation of transgenics to investigate the significance of AMPA 
receptor transcriptional patterns and RNA editing in synaptic 
plasticity and function.  Two positions are for 3 years each. These 
positions were established in the context of a large-scale viral 
enhancer trap screen currently under way. This screen aims at 
examining several thousand zebrafish enhancer trap lines 
expressing GFP in a tissue-specific manner. These positions 
would be ideal for individuals who would like to start their own 
program on any aspect of vertebrate neurogenesis, as this screen 
will likely yield a large number of specific trap lines and mutants.   

Initial salary (code 8150) will be NOK 355,000 (ca =A4 48,100) per 
year. Unifob has an insurance agreement for their employees. 
Applicants should send a letter of intention, stating which of the 
positions they are applying for, a full CV with publication list, and 
the names of 3 references to the Head of Administration, Sars 
Centre, Thorm=F8hlensgate 55, N-5008 Bergen, Norway.  Application 
deadline 14 February 2003.  Please mark application "03/sars04U". 
Applications received only by e-mail will not be considered.  

For further information please contact Tom Becker 
(tom.becker at or see our website  

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