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Postdoc Positions in the Avery Lab, Dallas, Texas

Leon Avery leon at EATWORMS.SWMED.EDU
Sat Dec 7 13:47:37 EST 1996


As a result of recent increases in funding, the Avery Lab at UT
Southwestern has one or possibly two openings for postdoctoral fellows
to study excitable cell function or behavior in C elegans.  These
positions are available immediately, and funding is guaranteed for
three years.  We are looking for creative, independent researchers who
want to learn and who will be fun to work with.  We don't require
experience in any specific fields.

If you're interested, send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
preprints of any papers in preparation or in press, the names and
addresses of three people who can supply recommendations, and a cover
letter describing your research interests to:

       Leon Avery 
       Department of Molecular Biology and Oncology
       University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 
       5323 Harry Hines Blvd 
       Dallas, TX 75235-9148 

       Fax: (214) 648-1488 
       e-mail: leon at eatworms.swmed.edu 

For more information, see

			    The Avery Lab

The Avery Lab (<http://eatworms.swmed.edu/Worm_labs/Avery/>) is the
leading laboratory using electrophysiological methods to study
behavior and excitable cell function in Caenorhabditis elegans.  We
concentrate on feeding behavior, mediated by the pharynx, a nearly
self-contained muscular pump with its own nervous system.  There are
usually at least half a dozen open projects waiting for hands to do
them.  Some of these are particularly suited to postdocs, in that they
are broad enough to serve as a basis for founding a lab of ones own.
We are also interested in prospective postdocs who have independently
thought up projects of their own, as long as they're broadly related
to excitable cell function or behavior in C elegans.

The lab is small (currently six researchers) and interactive.  Lab
members are expected to develop their own projects and work on them
independently (which is not to say that you won't get lots of help and
advice from your labmates, probably more than you have any use for).

	 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

A recent article in Science (29 November 1996 issue,
described UT Southwestern as follows:

       "UT Southwestern has moved into the front rank of medical
       schools in the last several years ... and it's the only school
       to have done so in the last decade," says H. Maxwell Cowan,
       vice president and chief scientific officer at the Howard
       Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  An analysis
       of the average number of citations per paper published between
       1980 and 1993--conducted by the Philadelphia-based Institute
       for Scientific Information--supports Cowan's conclusion.  UT
       Southwestern came in second in biology and biochemistry, just
       behind Rockefeller University in New York City, and ranked in
       the top 10 in immunology, and molecular biology and genetics.


Dallas is a young, active city offering low-cost living, the
distinctive Texas state of mind, and the best barbecue in the world.
The weather is unpleasantly hot for three months a year, pleasantly
bright and sunny the other nine.  If your peace of mind requires that
you go downhill skiing once a week, Big D may not be the place for
you.  If you're tired of snowplows and Seasonal Affective Disorder,
you'll love Dallas.

Leon Avery                                       (214) 648-4931 (voice)
Department of Molecular Biology and Oncology              -1488 (fax)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd                            leon at eatworms.swmed.edu
Dallas, TX  75235-9148                  http://eatworms.swmed.edu/~leon/

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