Post-doctoral position available for a Drosophila neurogeneticist
University of Manchester
A two-year post-doctoral position is available from 1 March 2004 to study
the neuroanatomy of the Drosophila larval olfactory system. Funded by the
BBSRC, the project involves screening Gal4 lines for specific expression in
the larval olfactory neural network and constructing an anatomical map of
the its components. Based in the University Manchester (UK), the research
will be carried out in collaboration with Reinhard Stocker at the University
of Fribourg (Switzerland), and will involve regular travel for discussion
and training. The applicant must be skilled in Drosophila neurogenetics.
Neuroanatomical skills would be an advantage but are not essential. This
project forms part of a new research group focussing on the neurogenetics of
chemical senses in Drosophila. Life sciences in Manchester are currently
undergoing an unprecedented spate of growth, making this faculty one of the
most attractive in the UK. Manchester is an exciting city and was recently
voted the best place to work in England by post-doctoral researchers.
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Contact: Dr Matthew Cobb, School of Biological Sciences, University of
Manchester, Manchester, UK.
mcobb at man.ac.uk