The Jones Lab at Texas A&M University (www.jones-lab.org) is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project investigating circadian (near-24 h) output circuits. Our primary research focus is understanding the genes, neurons, and circuits that regulate differently-timed circadian rhythms in behavior and physiology in mammals. To study these questions, we use a variety of cutting-edge techniques including neuromodulation (optogenetics, chemogenetics), imaging (in vivo and ex vivo), neurogenetics (CRISPR/Cas9), neuroanatomy (circuit tracing), and complex behavioral analysis (machine learning). Candidates will have the opportunity to be trained on these and other methods, to learn circadian neuroscience, and to develop their own research directions. Candidates must have (or will have by the time they start in the lab) a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in neuroscience, biology, or a related field and a strong research background including first-author publication(s) or preprint(s). We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in systems neuroscience, circadian biology, and/or programming, but this is not required.
If you are interested in joining our lab, please send the following to email@example.com and apply here:
- A 1-2 page cover letter detailing your research experience, career goals, and how training in the Jones Lab would help you achieve those goals
- A CV that includes research experience, technical skills, and a list of publications, and
- The contact information for up to three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Jones Lab is housed in the Department of Biology (https://bio.tamu.edu) and is affiliated with the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (https://tamin.tamu.edu) and the Center for Biological Clocks Research (https://clocks.tamu.edu). Texas A&M is therefore an ideal environment in which to study circadian neuroscience. Texas A&M University is a Tier 1 research institution located in College Station, TX. The Bryan-College Station area offers cultural diversity, entertainment, job opportunities, and an excellent quality of life. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, the area offers the modern amenities of a big city with a warm, small-town charm and low cost of living, making it an ideal place to live.