[Neuroscience] Postdocin Drosophila neuroscience and behavior

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Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ashburn, VA 20147

Two postdoctoral positions are available in my laboratory at the
Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The work in the lab draws upon experimental and theoretical approaches
to investigate the processing of multisensory information in the flight
control system of Drosophila. We use tethered-flight experiments in a
variety of virtual-reality flight simulators to quantify motor
responses to controlled multisensory stimuli; models of these behaviors
are used to constrain the computational properties of the supporting
neural architecture.

The postdoctoral researchers will be involved in designing and
conducting quantitative behavior experiments. The work will include a
significant component of data analysis, which will require a creative
application of a variety of techniques. Over the course of the
appointment, the project will proceed to an investigation of the
neuronal circuits controlling identified multisensory processing using
molecular-genetic tools and imaging.

Candidates for the first position should have a strong background in
biology, with a focus on Drosophila genetics, electrophysiology,
biological imaging, and/or quantitative behavior. The second position
will emphasize computational approaches and the design of laboratory
instrumentation. Those with a technical background in
Engineering/Physics/Mathematics and a keen interest in Neuroscience are
especially encouraged to apply. A strong applicant should have some
experience in several of the following areas: signal processing,
control theory, machine learning, computer vision, embedded system
design, laboratory instrumentation, and/or scientific computer
programming (especially MATLAB experience).
Application detail at: http://www.tedjob.com/job_detail.php?id=8619

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