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PhD Position in Sensory and Molecular Neuroscience,

Saarland University, Homburg, Germany.

We seek Ph.D. candidates to join a highly interactive and innovative team developing a comprehensive picture on the sense of smell and the detection of pheromones in the mammalian periphery and brain.

Our earlier work established state-of-the-art methods for confocal Ca2+ imaging, optical activation of ion channel, phenotyping of chemosensory cells, and the use of genetic methods to analyze social behavior in freely behaving mice. We are now positioned to combine these powerful techniques to define cellular and molecular networks in the hypothalamus and other brain regions to address long-standing questions regarding coding and how social behavior is controlled by these neurons. A particular focus will be on the function or TRP channels. There will be many opportunities for collaboration and expanding your own repertoires of technologies using our network of international collaborators. Ideally, we seek applicants with a strong background in Neuroscience, Physiology, Biophysics, or a related field. Funding is available immediately, so prompt applications are encouraged.


Apply by sending your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interest to Dr. Frank Zufall, Professor of Physiology, Center of Integrated Physiology and Molecular Medicine, Saarland University, 66421 Homburg, Building 48, Germany, Email:


For the research topics of our groups see: Link


Applicants should submit materials by June 30, 2019.


Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Neuroscience,

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is currently available in the Matsumoto Laboratory at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. The research will focus on the molecular mechanisms of taste cell turnover and characterizing a novel taste cell subset in mice. There will also be opportunities to expand the projects or develop a new line of research related to the ongoing project. The Matsumoto lab is highly collaborative and works closely with several Monell laboratories and researchers at other institutions. The postdoctoral researcher should expect to be a part of a stimulating intellectual environment.

Requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, physiology or related fields. A background in chemosensory research is not required; however, sufficient knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, and/or neuroscience are preferred. Prospective candidates who have different expertise are also encouraged to apply.


Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter with a statement of your research interest, experience, and career goals, 2) a C.V. including a full publication list, and 3) the names and contact information of 3 references via the website (


Please feel free to contact Dr. Ichiro Matsumoto ( with any questions about the position or potential projects.


Applicants should submit materials by April 30, 2019.


Postdoctoral Position in Sensory Neuroscience,

University of Miami, Florida, USA.

We seek a postdoctoral scientist to join a highly interactive and innovative team developing a comprehensive picture of how taste works in the mammalian periphery.

Our earlier work established a method for in vivo confocal Ca2+ imaging of first-order taste neurons (Nat Commun. 2015; 6:8171).  Using single cell RNAseq, we have built a novel molecular taxonomy of first-order taste neurons (Nat Commun. 2017; 8(1):760). We are now positioned to combine these powerful insights to define the stimulus-evoked responses of molecularly identified geniculate ganglion taste neurons. The overall goals are to address long-standing questions (see Nat Rev Neurosci. 2017; 18(8):485-497) regarding coding, multi-modality and neuronal cell types, and how the peripheral neurons for taste connect with their peripheral and central targets.

The successful candidate will have advanced skills in two or more of: neuronal recording (e.g. Ca2+ imaging) and rodent surgery, molecular genetics, neuroanatomical tracing, in situ hybridization and immunostaining. S/he will have the opportunity to incorporate her/his skills and interests into the design of a project within the broad outlines of our research area. There will be many opportunities for collaboration and expanding your own repertoire of technologies. Ideally, we seek a recent Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience or a related field. Funding is available immediately, so prompt applications are encouraged.


Apply by sending a brief letter of interest, c.v. with full bibliography (conference presentations may be included if desired), and the names of three references. 


Please send all materials to Dr. Nirupa Chaudhari, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Email:


Applicants should submit materials by May 15, 2019.