The Neuroscience Research Institute invites applications for a part-time (50%) Assistant Project Scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Clegg to study retinal cell biology, molecular and cellular aspects of stem cell differentiation, xeno-free and animal component-free methods of cell culture and stem cell differentiation into ocular cells, and research related to the development of stem cell-derived models and therapies for retinal disease. The appointee will be expected to make significant, original, and creative contributions to independently directed research projects. Additionally, the appointee will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in cellular and molecular biology techniques, data presentation, and experimental design.
A position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Montell to conduct research on the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying olfactory behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The appointee will generate mutant and transgenic flies using CRISPR/Cas9 and apply behavioral assays to reveal the roles of ion channels and receptors important for sensory physiology. The applicant will also perform electrophysiology on flies. The appointee will be expected to make significant conceptual contributions to the project.