Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow / Project Assistant. The
position is funded by a DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship to Dr. Krishna Melnattur.
The lab uses the fly Drosophila as a model to explore how brains generate adaptive
behaviours. This project is focused on sleep including understanding how sleep is modified
in response to environmental challenges and how sleep in turn supports plasticity and
learning. For more info visit https://krishna-melnattur.weeb…
The lab uses a range of neurobiological techniques including genetics, molecular biology, immunohistochemical circuit tracing, functional imaging, and high throughput behavioural analysis. The position involves working closely with the principal investigator on all of these experiments, performing data analysis, and other routine lab tasks. The fellow /assistant would also be expected to keep up with the relevant literature, participate in group discussions and occasionally present their work. If interested, the assistant / fellow could also aid in preparation of manuscripts. Interest and motivation to solve fundamental questions in brain science, excellent organisational skills, the ability to handle multiple projects and keeping of meticulous laboratory records is a must. Prior experience of working with Drosophila, studying behaviour and neural circuits, and molecular cloning is preferred but not required.