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Postdoctoral Scholar in Mosquito Sensory Integration & Neuroscience

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Mosquito Sensory Integration & Neuroscience

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Position Description

The Riffell lab ( is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in mosquito sensory integration and neuroscience. The job will be 100% FTE with an annual service period of 12 months and is a non-tenured position not eligible for promotion. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possible reappointment for up to four years conditional on postdoc experience, performance and funding. 

This position will be available 1 September 2020 in the Riffell laboratory, located in the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Washington. The project focuses on olfactory coupling between visual and mechanosensory systems in the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Applicants with experience in electrophysiology, neurogenetics, and/or computer vision methods for quantifying mosquito behavior are preferred, although not required. The most important aspect of this position is curiosity-driven science. Our laboratory is committed to having an inclusive and accepting environment.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. at the time of the position, and have experience in data analysis, project management, and manuscript writing. Candidates with experience in electrophysiological methods (extracellular, patch recordings, calcium imaging), insect behavioral assays, and/or programming will be preferred. 


  1. Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter and CV.
  2. The names and contact information of three references to Jeff Riffell at  August 15, 2020 deadline.
  3. If you have questions regarding the lab or the position contact Jeff Riffell at .


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