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Post-doctoral position in Amherst/USA

06 August 2019

Post-doctoral position in Amherst/USA

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Postdoc in Development and Plasticity of Mammalian Sensory Circuitry:

Seeking talented and highly motivated Ph.D. for the new laboratory of Professor Sarah Pallas at the University of Massachusetts. This NSF and DARPA funded position will provide the qualified candidate with the opportunity to gain skills across systems, cellular, and molecular neuroscience, using several mammalian species as subjects. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a related field, demonstrated skill in electrophysiology, and evidence of productivity. The lab is well positioned to address long-standing questions about the interactions between sensory experience and genetic programs during development, plasticity, and evolution of visual pathways. Translational aspects involve mechanisms of visual perception, recovery from traumatic brain injury, developmental brain disorders, and optic nerve regeneration. The successful applicant would have the unique opportunity to be working in a new lab at a prominent institution with a well-established and funded investigator. See for more information.

To apply, please submit a c.v., cover letter describing research accomplishments and goals, and contact information for three references to

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.

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Contract length:
3 years +
University of Massachusetts

Contact Information

Sarah Pallas
Dept. of Biology
University of Massachusetts
611 N. Pleasant Ave.
221 Morrill Sci Ctr III
Amherst, MA 01003

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