Four research assistant posts are available in the recently established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf.The positions are funded by a £3.25M Wellcome Trust collaborative award to the Department of Zoology.CHA staff provide compassionate care for adults with many different mental health needs.Patients come to us for depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction - from timely or acute needs to chronic health issues.The research project is in collaboration with co-applicants from HHMI Janelia Research Campus in the US (Gerry Rubin, Davi Bock), the MRC LMB in Cambridge and the University of Oxford Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (Scott Waddell).
Experienced senior staff will give full training in neuron tracing, data analysis and the required Drosophila neuroanatomy.
You will be expected to contribute directly to scientific publications and to present your work at UK and international conferences.
This is an opportunity to join at the very beginning of one of the first large scale connectomics efforts that will have a major impact on circuit neuroscience.
This will enable a comprehensive understanding of the neural circuits basis of memory storage and retrieval.
You will work in a highly collaborative team using web-based software to trace neuronal structures and connections.