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Position: Research Fellow Neurobiology of Hearing in Mosquitoes
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Ear Institute
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The successful candidate will analyze the results of and contribute to the design of high-level research using various specialist experimental and computational approaches (e.g. including laser vibrometry, electrophysiology, calcium imaging and signal-theoretical analysis) within a project aimed at understanding the conceptual and mechanistic bases of hearing (and possibly acoustic communication) in mosquitoes, with a special focus on the role of the circadian clock therein. The post holder will contribute to the design, execution, and publication of the project’s results. In addition, the successful candidate will help devise novel experimental approaches to studying mosquito hearing and contribute to the development of physical models designed to reproduce, and help explain, the specific properties of transducer-based amplification in ciliated mechanosensory neurons of flies and mosquitoes
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of the Physical, Computational or Neuro Sciences (e.g. computational or experimental neurobiology or physics in the life sciences). They will possess state-of-the-art knowledge (both theoretical and experimental) within at least one of five key areas: (1) insect neurobiology, (2) insect biomechanics, (3) auditory neuroscience, (4) auditory biophysics, (5) mosquito behavioural biology. They will be likewise ambitious and self-motivated and have the ability to devise, conduct and analyse, research experiments with care and accuracy
   
Text: Research Fellow Neurobiology of Hearing in Mosquitoes, - Ref:1877138 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Ear Institute Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £41,228 per annum Duties and Responsibilities A full-time Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr Joerg Albert at the UCL Ear Institute (EI) at University College London (UCL). The UCL EI aims to lead the world in excellent research into hearing and general mechanosensation. From transcriptomics to cognition, from molecular biophysics to cell biology and from bench to clinic, the EIs interdisciplinary approach ensures its position at the cutting edge of sensory research. The successful candidate will analyze the results of and contribute to the design of high-level research using various specialist experimental and computational approaches (e.g. including laser vibrometry, electrophysiology, calcium imaging and signal-theoretical analysis) within a project aimed at understanding the conceptual and mechanistic bases of hearing (and possibly acoustic communication) in mosquitoes, with a special focus on the role of the circadian clock therein. The post holder will contribute to the design, execution, and publication of the projects results. In addition, the successful candidate will help devise novel experimental approaches to studying mosquito hearing and contribute to the development of physical models designed to reproduce, and help explain, the specific properties of transducer-based amplification in ciliated mechanosensory neurons of flies and mosquitoes. This post is funded by the BBSRC (BB/V007866/1; https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=BB/V007866/1) and the HFSP (RGP0033/2021: https://www.hfsp.org/sites/default/files/webfm/Grants/2021 HFSP Research Grants.pdf). There is significant opportunity for the post-holder to extend their technical expertise through collaborative transdisciplinary interactions. Collaborative visits to partner labs in UK and Germany (and possibly Japan, Taiwan, and US) will be part of this project and offer further training potential. The post is initially funded for 24 months and part of a BBSRC project (BB/V007866/1) and an HFSP project (RGP0033/2021). A 12 months extension is possible, subject to adequate performance and sufficiency of funds. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of the Physical, Computational or Neuro Sciences (e.g. computational or experimental neurobiology or physics in the life sciences). They will possess state-of-the-art knowledge (both theoretical and experimental) within at least one of five key areas: (1) insect neurobiology, (2) insect biomechanics, (3) auditory neuroscience, (4) auditory biophysics, (5) mosquito behavioural biology. They will be likewise ambitious and self-motivated and have the ability to devise, conduct and analyse, research experiments with care and accuracy. They will have the ability to work to deadlines and the willingness to work under pressure if necessary. They will have the ability to analyse, and interpret, research findings independently in a rigorous and quantitative way and possess excellent skills in scientific communication, both orally and in writing. Successful applicants will have a strong drive to pursuing a career in academia and the ability, and the will, to address distinct aspects of ongoing lines of basic research, in an attempt to lift our fundamental knowledge of hearing in mosquitoes to a new level. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the "Apply Now" button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Prof. Joerg Albert (joerg.albert@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 2 Aug 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description Apply Now
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