We seek applicant interest up to two years in advance. I generally seek postdocs with experience in some combination of the following: (i) fly neurogenetics, (ii) calcium imaging, (iii) Matlab based instrument control, (iv) electrophysiology. Interested applicants please email your CV and cover letter to Mark at frye a.t. UCLA dot edu.
UCLA is a terrific place to do a postdoc in neuroscience. The campus hosts a diverse group of outstanding laboratories, including many fly labs. There are many seminars, affinity groups, and centers of excellence to expand your training and exposure in the community.
Los Angeles is a socially diverse and culturally enriched and city, with remarkable climate and myriad nearby outdoor adventure opportunities. The lab is housed in a new building with state-of-the-art experimental equipment including flight and walking simulators, optogenetics, two-photon in vivo imaging microscopy, electrophysiology, confocal scanning and stereoscope fluorescence microscopy, and a fly dedicated rearing facility.
Los Angeles may be a terrible place to visit (the tourist sights are spread out over distance across highways), but it’s a great place to live (my family and I bike to school every day, surf, ski, hike, enjoy great cuisine, Dodger baseball, outdoor rock shows, the LA philharmonic, Koreatown, Chinatown, Olvera Street). It is really easy to stay out of your car, find your own local microcosm in this culturally diverse cosmopolitan city with its Mediterranean climate and easy access to rich natural and urban landscapes. Here are a few of my own recent experiences here in CA and nearby. But don’t take my word for it, listen to Israel Nash.