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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Associate: George Washington University (GW), USA.

Postdoctoral Associate: Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) at The George Washington University (GW), USA.

Researchers and faculty at the GW campus are involved in advanced interdisciplinary and emerging research and scholarships. GW Postdoctoral Association welcomes applicants for engagement in social and professional activities. The Program encourages the research infrastructure and enhances.

Job Summary:

The Leinwand Lab at the Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Postdoc Scientist position with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, Genetics, Developmental Biology, or any other related field. The postdoc position is open to studying neural circuits' development, refinement, and functioning for learning and memory. The selected candidate will perform independently and receive faculty mentorship to accomplish research in neurobiology, write and publish articles, exhibit at conferences, and help manage students/scholars.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours Per week: 40 hours

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Posting Number: R001790

Background Assessment: Successful Completion of Background Screening is mandatory as a condition of appointment.

Research Theme: Examining spontaneous and sensory-evoked neural activity necessary for vital learning and memory in the Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly). Research projects investigate hormone signaling, development, and aging mold neural activity to understand the neural basis of behavior. 

Qualifications and Requirements

A Ph.D. Degree in a relevant discipline or a comparable doctoral degree in a related field (mainly Neuroscience, Biology, Genetics, and Developmental Biology). The degree must have been awarded by the start date of the position.

Required Experience: 

  1. Demonstrated experience with cellular, molecular, systems, and behavioral neurobiology, neuroscience, or genetics
  2. Demonstrated experience in the statistical analysis of biological data
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing
  4. In vivo two-photon functional imaging for examination of the neural circuits that causes complex behaviors. 
  5. Implementing the existing imaging and analysis techniques. 
  6. Developing new imaging and behavioral assays, fly rearing, and fly genetics
  7. Computational and statistical analysis of data 
  8. Scientific communications. 


  1. To develop and function in studying neural circuits involved in learning and memory.
  2. To develop, employ, and troubleshoot in-vivo functional imaging, behavioral assays, and data analysis methods in Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.
  3. Writing publications, assisting in preparing grants or fellowship applications
  4. Help mentor students and scholars in the laboratory.
  5. Attend conferences for talks and poster presentations (domestic or international meetings/conferences)
  6. Designing, organizing, and conducting specialized experiments and summarizing findings to publish results in peer-reviewed research journals under the supervision of faculty members. 
  7. Selected postdocs will assume responsibility for general scientific operations in the laboratory and provide leadership and guidance to lab staff members, trainees, and other researchers.
  8. To obtains financial support, grants, contracts, or departmental funds for the group.

Special Instructions:

  1. Appointments are limited-term 
  2. The fellowships are designed for recently receiving a doctoral degree. 
  3. Arrangements are available to academic departments/laboratories with the endorsement of the department head and may require approval. 
  4. Positions are usually for not less than one term and are typically not renewed beyond five years. 
  5. The appointments are not intended for long-term, indefinite, or full-term career appointments.

Typical Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

EEO Statement: The university/laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. The employer does not unlawfully discriminate in any activities or programs based on color, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Overview

Type: Postdoctoral , Research Associate
Location: United States
Fellowship Amount: Aa per Unversity norms
Eligibility: PhD Degree
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