If you are interested in undergraduate or graduate work in our lab, please contact:


John Ewer e-mail: john.ewer@uv.cl

Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia

Facultad de Ciencias,

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, CHILE


Postdoctoral position


Our laboratory investigates how the circadian clock imposes a daily rhythmicity to the emergence of adult Drosophila, which serves as a model for understanding how the circadian clock is coupled to physiology and behavior. We recently demonstrated that the circadian rhythm of adult emergence depends on the coupling between circadian pacemaker neurons and the neurons that control the synthesis of the molting hormone, ecdysone (www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15563)

We are offering a postdoctoral position to continue investigating how the circadian clock is coupled to the mechanism that controls the timing of adult emergence. The candidate should ideally have a firm grasp of circadian biology, neurobiology, and Drosophila genetics. And they should be willing to live in Valparaiso, Chile, considered one of the most interesting cities in Chile (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/valparaiso).

The salary will be competitive and based on level of experience. Funding is initially for 1 year, renewable depending on mutual satisfaction.


To apply, please send brief letter explaining your experience and interest in the position, your resume, and the name, phone number, and e-mail of 2 references

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