Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience

University of California Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute

Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience Research Institute (C. Montell Lab)

Job #JPF01923
  • Office of Research - Neuroscience Research Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 21st, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Project Scientist position in the Neuroscience Research Institute
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2021
Salary: Based on UCSB Project Scientist series salary table

Position Description:
A position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Montell to conduct research on the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying olfactory behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The appointee will generate mutant and transgenic flies using CRISPR/Cas9 and apply behavioral assays to reveal the roles of ion channels and receptors important for sensory physiology. The applicant will also perform electrophysiology on flies. The appointee will be expected to make significant conceptual contributions to the project.

Basic qualifications: A doctorate degree in Physiology or related field is required, along with a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience in performing behavior, molecular genetics and electrophysiology on Drosophila.

Preferred qualifications: A very solid research and publication record at the pre- and post-doctoral level. The ideal candidate will have experience in devising behavior assays, molecular genetics, electrophysiology on Drosophila, and patch clamp recordings of cation channels.

Initial appointments are for one year, full time with benefits. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Apply by February 1st, 2021 for primary consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Please apply to UC Recruit:

Applicants should submit:
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Research
1-2 top publications
Names of 3 References (contact information only)

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Top publication
  • 2nd top publication (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)