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Post Doctoral Associate

UMass Med School
United States, Massachusetts, Worcester
February 23, 2024

Post Doctoral Associate
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4 months ago(10/27/2023 11:30 AM)

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the Zhang Lab for a highly motivated candidate. Our lab is interested in the interplay between sensory systems and internal physiology. For example, our sensation is largely impacted by the internal state (e.g. food smells and tastes better when we are hungry); conversely, taste stimulation triggers downstream signaling responses, and long-term taste/diet experience shapes physiology and behavior. To dissect neuronal and molecular mechanisms underlying this interplay, we leverage multidisciplinary approaches including single-cell RNA sequencing, live animal calcium imaging and photometry, CRISPR-based genetic engineering, optogenetics, and animal behavioral analysis. We use the mammalian taste pathway as a model, to understand how the nervous system integrates external and internal information to drive behavior and maintain homeostasis. The postdoctoral associate will have considerable freedom to develop projects that fit the broad scope of our laboratory.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a field of biological sciences. A successful candidate will have a record of research productivity, be able to work collaboratively, and demonstrate clear logic and creativity in answering biological questions. Candidates who have previous experience in neuroscience are preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials by email to jin.zhang@umassmed.edu: a letter describing current research activities and your interest in this position, a CV (including publications), and contact information for three references, one of which should be your Ph.D. advisor.


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