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Postdoctoral / Research Specialist position in Behavioral Neuroscience

The Reiser lab at the Janelia Research Campus seeks creative scientists to join us in figuring out how the fly brain uses vision to control behavior. This position will focus on developing and using new behavioral methods to push the limits of laboratory Drosophila behaviors.

We use behavioral, anatomical, imaging, electrophysiological, and computational methods to understand the neural circuits for vision and navigation in Drosophila. This is an exciting time to be working on the fly brain—full brain connectomes and precise genetic access to nearly every cell type in the brain are on the horizon. Many project directions are possible that are related to active research topics in the lab:

  • visual place learning
  • visual motion guided behaviors
  • central modulation of vision
  • new behaviors to be developed!


  • A keen interest in animal behavior and/or in unravelling brain function. 
  • Ph.D. in experimental biology, neuroscience, or a quantitative field.
  • Experience in some of these areas: animal behavior, instrumentation, neurophysiology, Drosophila molecular/genetic methods, neuroanatomy, computer vision, and machine learning. 
  • Familiarity with scientific computing environments is preferred (although lack of experience should not discourage interested applicants). 


Janelia is a unique, exciting research environment near Washington, D.C., with abundant opportunities for collaboration and learning new things. Interested applicants should apply by email (reiserm 'at'

The Reiser lab is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. Members of groups underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. 

HHMI is an equal opportunity employer.