01 Feb 2019

Research Technician/Assistant Position (Moita Lab)

Research Technician/Assistant Position (Moita Lab)
Date: 01 Feb 2019
Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
Employer: Champalimaud Foundation and ERC funds
Job Type: Full Time
Position: Research Technicians
Application starts: 01 Feb 2019
Application ends: 30 Apr 2019

The Behavioral Neuroscience laboratory at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme has an opening for a research technician/assistant interested in defense behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster. The position is available for the duration of the ERC grant (5 years) on a yearly-renewable basis.

The position will provide support to several ongoing projects aimed at understanding how defensive behaviors are instantiated at the neuronal level, but also how the context (internal and external) modulates these behaviors and neuronal circuits.

Principal responsibilities include:
1) working closely with graduate students and postdocs;
2) maintaining and generating fly stocks;
3) performing behavioral experiments.

We are seeking for highly motivated individuals with experience in working with Drosophila melanogaster. Important qualifications include:
1) ability to work both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team;
2) attention to detail;
3) good problem solving skills;
4) good communication skills;
5) excellent organization skills;
6) basic neuroscience/biological knowledge.
7) good working knowledge of English

The position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please send your CV, cover letter and the contact information of two references with subject heading ‘Research Technician/Assistant Position Moita Lab’ to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org. For more information, visit our lab’s website

The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP) is aimed at establishing new links between nervous system function and behavior. Our interests are represented by the full intellectual scope of the scientists of the program. To achieve this goal, the CNP fosters colleagues to reach their full creative potential and promotes collective achievements through cooperation, exchange, and independence and diversity of thought. English is the official language of the institute.
The institute is located at the beautiful waterfront of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon offers a sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, affordable cost of living, and vibrant culture, with good public transportation, international schools and convenient housing options both within and outside the city center.