University of Washington
Department of Biology
Life Science Building 349
Three postdoctoral positions are available to start on September 1, 2020 (details immediately below). Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter and CV and include the names and contact information of 3 references. Our laboratory is committed to having an inclusive and accepting environment. Mentoring and open communication is an essential aspect of the laboratory. Please see the Riffell lab Mentoring Philosophy for details.
1. There are two postdoctoral positions for sensory integration in mosquitoes. The project focuses on olfactory coupling between visual and mechanosensory systems in the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Experience in electrophysiology, neurogenetics, and/or computer vision methods for quantifying insect behavior is preferred, although not required. The most important aspect of this position is curiosity-driven science.
2. A postdoctoral position in genome engineering and behavior in Manduca sexta moths is currently available in the Riffell and Daniel laboratories. The project focuses on developing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knock-in approaches in Manduca sexta moths to tag and modify odorant receptor neurons in vivo and creating stable transgenic lines. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 transgenesis, binary expression systems, and electrophysiology is preferred.