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The Franks Lab, (https://www.thefrankslab.org/ ) investigates the function of neural circuits in the mouse olfactory system. Our goal is to understand how these circuits enable a mouse to detect, identify, and discriminate among a vast array of odors. Additionally, we explore how these circuits contribute to the creation, storage, and retrieval of memories associated with specific odors.
We are searching for a Senior Research Scientist to join our team to lead a study examining the role of defined neuronal cell types in distinct odor-guided behaviors. These experiments will involve training mice to perform olfaction-based behavioral experiments, performing cranial surgeries to introduce various viral vectors, conducting in vivo electrophysiology experiments, and analyzing resulting data. In addition to these core duties, the candidate may play a role in shaping experimental designs, setting up and maintaining equipment, and helping write manuscripts and research grants. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in neuroscience and a keen interest in unraveling the complexities of olfactory neural circuits.
- Educational Background: A Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. Special consideration may be given to candidates without a doctoral degree who have a proven track-record of independent, high-level research in neurosciences. Facility with MatLab or Python is essential.
Our ideal candidate possesses a strong academic background, expertise in electrophysiology and quantitative data analysis tools, and a commitment to advancing our understanding of olfactory neural circuits. If you are passionate about neuroscience and possess the required qualifications, come join our collaborative and dynamic research environment.
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