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Specific research opportunities in the lab will be listed here as they are available. However, we are always interested in recruiting enthusiastic scientists to join us. As specific projects in the lab are constantly evolving, please contact Dr. Francis directly for details:


Molecular Neurobiology/Synaptic plasticity

A postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse connectivity and function in the model organism C. elegans. Our research utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including genetics, imaging/microscopy and electrophysiology. The successful candidate will have an appreciation for the strength of model organism genetics and a strong desire to pursue electrophysiology studies. Candidates with prior experience in electrophysiology and/or C. elegans genetics preferred. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience as determined by NIH guidelines. Interested candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field should send a brief description of research background and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Francis, Department of Neurobiology, 715 Lazare Research Building, 364 Plantation St., UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605 USA. E-mail: