Research Associate

Job Description

How does the brain encode 3-dimensional visual information for stereoscopic perception? Mikko Juusola’s lab at the University of Sheffield is seeking a Research Associate to study this question in the fruit fly Drosophila.
We study stereovision using a range of methods, such as in vivo two-photon calcium imaging, electrophysiology, fly genetics, behavioural experiments and computational modelling, often engineering custom equipment to suit our needs. You will design, develop and perform experiments and data analysis to elucidate neural circuitry and the functional logic underlying depth perception in the Drosophila brain, with the aim of applying these findings to robotics. This work will also entail writing papers and presenting your findings at conferences and seminars. This research project, in collaboration with Professor Barbara Webb’s laboratory at the University of Edinburgh, will be undertaken at the University of Sheffield.
We seek self-motivated, innovative and creative candidates with expertise in at least some of the above techniques, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team. We encourage applications from diverse academic backgrounds.

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