The Wang Lab (www.hanwanglab.com) in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to study neurobiology using C. elegans.
We are broadly interested in studying how the brain controls behaviors. Our current focus is to understand sleep. Despite being an evolutionarily conserved behavior, sleep remains one of the most intriguing mysteries in biology. We use C. elegans as a model system to understand the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying sleep. We take an integrative approach by combining classic molecular and genetic tools with state-of-the-art techniques, such as optogenetics, in vivo live imaging, genome editing, and next-generation sequencing. In parallel, we also develop novel genetic tools to precisely control transgene expression and manipulate gene activity.
Our lab is committed to providing outstanding training for its members to get them ready for their future scientific careers. The department offers a stimulating and collaborative research environment within UW-Madison. The City of Madison (https://madison.wisc.edu/), the state capitol of Wisconsin, is a great place with four beautiful lakes and often ranked among the top cities to live in the United States.
The candidate must have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields. The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated individual and a team player and have a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications and excellent communication skills. Expertise in neurobiology, genetics, or next-generation sequencing is desirable but not essential.
Salary: Standard NIH postdoc salary
Starting date: immediate but can be flexible
Interested candidates should submit the application (a cover letter and CV/resume with contact information of 3 references) to Dr. Han Wang (email@example.com)