Post Doctoral Position - Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

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Recruitment Period

Open date: November 1st, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Feb 28, 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.


The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Postdoc position. Kim Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a talented and motivated postdoc to study visuomotor computations using two-photon calcium imaging in tethered behaving Drosophila in a virtual reality arena. Skills necessary to perform rigorous behavioral and physiological data analysis and computational modeling are desirable. The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and services as appropriate to the position.

Qualifications for this position require a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or in related fields ( BME, EE, Physics, Computer Science, Psychology). Preferred qualifications for this position include: Strong experience and insight in physiology (not necessarily two-photon imaging) and quantitative data analysis. Strong experience in quantitative analysis of animal behavior. Strong desire and motivation to learn and perform physiology by him-/herself. Quantitative modeling/simulation experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with custom electronic instruments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and the capacity to be a good team player

Applicants should provide contact information for their references.
Reference letters will be requested from the contact information provided for strong candidates.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae

Applications received by December 1st, 2020 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date for this position will be January 2021. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

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