The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Employment

The John B. Pierce Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE    Job Code: JV003
Optical imaging and optogenetics of the mouse olfactory bulb during virtual odor navigation

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Justus Verhagen at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, a nonprofit research institute affiliated with Yale University. The position is supported by a large collaborative NSF research project to elucidate the neurobiological basis odor source localization in transgenic mice. The project uses optical imaging and optogenetics of the olfactory bulb in a virtual odor navigation task to further our understanding of how animals navigate to odor sources.

REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates should be a new or recent PhD working in neuroscience or a related discipline, proficient in spoken and written English, efficient and self-motivated, and work well in a team environment. Prior experience with rodent behavior, imaging and surgery, Matlab, and the chemical senses is preferred.

A coterminous postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Neuroscience in the Yale School of Medicine is anticipated. The John B. Pierce Laboratory offers competitive salary and excellent benefits with employer paid health insurance and free parking.

TO APPLY:
Please send application with C.V., contact information for three references, and statement of interests to neuropd@jbpierce.org. Anticipated start date of October 2020.

Visit us at:  Verhagen Lab and Publications

posted 08-04-2020


POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE   Job Code: VP010

A full-time position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Vincent Pieribone at the John B. Pierce Laboratory (http://jbpierce.org/research-laboratory/cellular-neurophysiology/), a nonprofit research institute affiliated with Yale University.

The Pieribone lab is developing state-of-the-art genetically encoded fluorescent voltage indicators and bioluminescent indicators for recording neuronal activity. The projects also include the study of bioluminescence pathways in native organisms in efforts to identify and characterize novel luciferases and their substrates that can be adopted for functional imaging.

The work involves design and development of high throughput screening platforms, and further optimization of the indicators for in vitro and in vivo imaging in various model organisms using multi- and single-photon microscopy.

REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates should hold a PhD in the field of Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry and have an interest in systems neuroscience and the development and application of optical methods to study neuronal activity. Techniques of interest include electrophysiology, behavior, optical imaging using 2P and 1P microscopy, molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, protein engineering, and biochemistry. Applicants are expected to be able to design and execute independent research projects.

A coterminous postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology in the Yale School of Medicine is anticipated. The John B. Pierce Laboratory offers excellent benefits with employer paid health insurance and free parking.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a single PDF file to pdneuro@jbpierce.org including:
1) A cover letter with a (brief) statement of research experience and interest, 2) Curriculum Vitae, and 3) A list of three references.

posted 08-03-2020


RESEARCH ASSISTANT    Job Code: VP011

A full-time position is available as a research assistant in studies that develop and use genetically encoded fluorescent voltage indicators in nerve cells in various model systems at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, a nonprofit scientific research institute affiliated with Yale University.  The Pierce Laboratory provides excellent benefits with employer paid health insurance and free parking.

We are seeking a highly motivated person capable of working both independently and as a member of the team.  The projects in the lab are based on use of cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Experience with molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR, and bacterial cultures is required. Experience with aseptic technique for maintenance of mammalian cultures is an advantage. The lab duties also include assistance with organization and maintenance of experimental infrastructure (upkeep of lab stocks, placing orders, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least a bachelor degree in one of the biological sciences (i.e., Molecular Biology, Biochemistry) and at least two years of laboratory experience beyond the classroom (e.g. part-time, or full-time job). The candidate should also have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume, cover letter describing your previous lab experience, skill sets, and your career goals, along with contact information of three references to:  neurora@jbpierce.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We do not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.  We only consider applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S.

posted 08-03-2020