The John B. Pierce Laboratory


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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 BRAIN initiative-based 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.

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, health insurance, and other benefits.

Please send application with C.V., contact information for three references, and statement of interests to  Anticipated start date November 2016.

Visit us at:  Verhagen Lab and Publications

posted on 10-25-16



A full-time position is available as a research assistant in a laboratory that develops and uses genetically encoded fluorescent voltage indicators in nerve cells in various model systems. We are seeking a highly motivated person capable of independently executing experimental plans that utilize molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, DNA gel electrophoresis, ligation, restriction digestion, PCR including primer design, plasmid construction and design, DNA sequence analysis, and bacterial transformation. This individual will also assist with lab maintenance as necessary, and properly document all experiments and the resulting data. Skills in mammalian cell culture are also desirable.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering etc.) and at least two years of laboratory experience beyond the classroom is required (e.g. directed study, work study, part-time job, or full-time job). Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication and team skills are important.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
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 on 3-9-17