King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Postdoc Positions:
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (postdoc)
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Sep 30, 2021
A full-time research technician position is available in the laboratory of
Leena Ali Ibrahim at KAUST.
A major focus of the laboratory is understanding the circuit mechanisms of
top-down circuit influence on sensory processing during development and
learning. In addition we are interested in exploring how the balance of
bottom-up and top-down signaling is disrupted in neurodevelopmental and
neuropsychiatric disorders. We use a variety of approaches including in vivo
two-photon microscopy and behavior, slice physiology, optogenetics and viral
targeting of defined cell types in mouse brain and histology.
We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic team member to join a
multidisciplinary research laboratory. The ideal applicant will have had
considerable undergraduate or technical experience in a neuroscience
Typical Duties Include:
Mouse husbandry and genotyping
Brain sample preparation and sectioning
Confocal and other fluorescence imaging and subsequent data processing
Interacting and working with other lab members
In addition, a number of basic laboratory duties will be performed, such as
solution preparation and maintaining experimental schedules. During some
periods, a moderate amount of computer work will be required to process data
and reconstruct cells in datasets.
College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related
neuroscience or biology discipline. Must have basic computer literacy skills,
entry level knowledge of research methods and concepts, and good communication
and teamwork skills.
One year of experience in a research lab setting (relevant college coursework
may count toward experience). High level of manual dexterity and attention to
detail required. Prior experience with mouse husbandry techniques is
This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility
of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to
support the position.
Applications will be considered as they are received and the position will
remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
will follow University guidelines.
Please include a resume/cv, brief statement of interest, and contact details
for 2-3 references.