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Postdoctoral Scholar position in Mosquito Neuroscience and Behavior

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar position in Mosquito Neuroscience and Behavior

Position Details

Position Description

The Riffell lab ( is looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in Mosquito Neuroscience and Behavior. The job will be 100% FTE with an annual service period of 12 months and is a non-tenure position.

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.



  1. Experience with Data analysis
  2. Experience with Manuscript writing
  3. Experience in Project supervision and management
  4. Experience in opto- and electro-physiological methods (extracellular, patch recordings, calcium imaging)
  5. Experience in Programming (Python, Matlab)


  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 by August 15, 2020 deadline.
  3. If you have questions about the position or the lab contact Jeff Riffell at

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religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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