Postdoctoral Research Position in Genetics of Social Behavior (USA) ~

29 de enero de 2016

Postdoctoral Research Position in Genetics of Social Behavior (USA)

A postdoctoral position is available in the Saltz lab at Rice University. Our lab is broadly
interested in understanding the functional and evolutionary mechanisms that generate and
maintain individual differences in social behavior, using fruit flies as a model system. More
information about the lab and our work:

Position Details: The postdoc will collaborate on lab projects and pursue his or own
independent research program on topics within the broad realm of individual differences in
behavior. Scientists with experience in molecular and/or bioinformatics techniques, and
from groups under-represented in biology, are especially encouraged to apply.

The start date is negotiable but ideally Summer or early Fall 2016. Initial appointment will
be for one year with extension to a second year assuming satisfactory progress.

Community: The Saltz lab is a small and growing group of researchers that includes
graduate students, a laboratory manager, and 9 undergraduate students. We value a
collegial atmosphere with supportive mentoring and intellectual independence at all levels,
which reinforces our shared obsession with behavior research. The Department of
BioSciences at Rice University is home to a vibrant community of faculty, postdoctoral,
graduate, and undergraduate researchers in Ecology and Evolution, Biochemistry, Cell
Biology, Genetics and Neuroscience. We are located in Houston, Texas, an exciting,
diverse, and affordable city with world-class opportunities for dining, arts, and
entertainment and access to diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments. Rice is located
beside one of the country’s largest medical research centers, providing additional
opportunities for genomics (and other –omics) and bioinformatics collaborations.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values a diverse
academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, a detailed CV, two letters of recommendation, and up
to three relevant papers as a SINGLE PDF to Julia Saltz ( In the
cover letter, please include a description of the independent projects you plan to pursue,
how they will contribute to answering major questions in behavior or related fields, and
how the work would fit into the overall goals of the lab; plus anything else you would like
me to know. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position
is filled.

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