[visionlist] Post-Doc position in Visual / Molecular Neuroscience

Doug Crawford jdc at yorku.ca
Tue Nov 23 21:44:21 GMT 2010

  Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Neuroscience --Vision Research

YorkUniversityis undergoing a major expansion in the area of Life 
Sciences. To strengthen research in the field of Molecular Neuroscience 
a postdoctoral fellowship is offered in the group of Dr. Georg Zoidl. 
This group will investigate the role of electrical synapses from genes 
to behavior, with a particular focus on the vertebrate visual system. 
The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in developing 
animal models using zinc-finger nuclease (ZFN) technology (Foley et al., 
PLosOne 2009; Miller et al., Nat. Biotechnology, 2007) for genetic 
knock-out of retinal electrical synapse proteins in the zebrafish. 
He/she should have a strong background in recombinant DNA technology and 
expression analysis techniques. A background in zebrafish genetics and 
expertise in microinjection is a plus but not an excluding factor. The 
ability to build vivid interactions with the Center for Vision Research 
(CVR) and the multidisciplinary research community at York University is 

This postdoctoral fellowship is funded jointly by the Ontario Ministry 
of Research & Innovation and York University. The salary per annum will 
be $50,000 plus benefits, and duration will be two years. The successful 
applicant is expected to complete his/her Ph.D. no later than six months 
after beginning the fellowship.Applicant must spend 1% of her/his time 
mentoring undergraduates at York.

YorkUniversityis an Affirmative Action Employer.The Affirmative Action 
Program can be found on York's website 
at:http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/index.htm, or a copy can be obtained by 
calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.Priority is given 
to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada.

Deadline: Applications must be received by December 6, 2010.It is 
expected that the successful applicant will begin postdoctoral research 
at York by January 1, 2011. Applicants should submit a letter describing 
their relevant research, experiences and interests, a curriculum vitae, 
pertinent reprints, and arrange to have letters of reference sent to 
Ellen Rhee, York Centre for Vision Research, Rm 0009 CSEB, 
YorkUniversity, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 
1P3;fax: 416 736-5857, E-mail: erhee at yorku.ca

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