A postdoctoral position is available in the Wasserman lab, opening July 1, 2016 at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA (http://www.wellesley.edu/neuroscience/faculty). Wellesley College is a four year all women’s undergraduate institution with a strong research program and is located just 15 miles west of Boston, MA, a hub of scientific research. The lab is focused on identifying how well-defined sensory circuits demonstrate both the robustness and flexibility required to generate appropriate behavior in the face of changing internal and external environments. We utilize the high-performance behaviors and numerically limited nervous system of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster alongside state-of-the-art behavioral, genetic, and physiological tools to examine general computational algorithms and neuronal circuitry for transforming sensory inputs to dynamical state-dependent behavioral outputs. The project will investigate the neuronal computations that drive in-flight navigation of thermal gradients and the integration of thermal and visual stimuli. Dr. Jamie Theobald at Florida International University will collaborate. Experience in instrumentation, Matlab or Python coding, behavioral assays, and genetics is desired. Inquiries about the position and applications (including research background and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for references) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled.