We are seeking expressions of interest for two postdoctoral positions to examine the neurobiology of insect navigation. Both positions are for three years and will be based at Macquarie University, Sydney.
1. Postdoctoral Research Associate (Macquarie University salary Level A6, three-year position): The role will involve development of a research program in electrophysiology and neuropharmacology of ants to determine the brain regions involved in navigation. It will require skills in intracellular recording, and/or calcium imaging, brain morphometrics, extracellular recording, and the creative capacity to develop electrophysiological and neuropharmacological methods in a new system. The position would allow for associate supervision of graduate students.
2. Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Macquarie University salary Level H6 step 1, three-year position at 0.8 full time equivalent): The role would involve conducting experiments in ant behavioural pharmacology in both the laboratory and the field. It will require skills in field research, quantitative analysis of animal behaviour, neuropharmacology, insect brain histology and 3D reconstruction. The position would be funded at 80% of full-time equivalence (four days a week), with an additional opportunity to take up undergraduate teaching duties to supplement the salary. The position would allow for associate supervision of graduate students.
If this sounds intriguing, fun and fascinating, contact me: ajay.narendra [at] mq.edu.au. More details on these positions are available on our lab page.