Positions and Contact

We are currently recruiting motivated postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research associates, and undergraduates. Our research uses a combination of Drosophila genetics, molecular and cell biology, electrophysiology, and imaging; experience in one or more of these approaches would be beneficial. However, we will consider candidates from a variety of backgrounds, provided they make a compelling case for contributing to the objectives and goals of the lab.


Postdoctoral Fellows: Prospective postdocs should submit a CV, a description of past research accomplishments and future research interests, and the names and contact information for at least two references. Accepted fellows will be expected to apply for postdoctoral funding.


Graduate Students: Graduate students can apply through the USC graduate programs, including the Neuroscience Graduate Program, Molecular and Computational Biology Program, and PIBBS. Feel free to contact Dion directly regarding general or specific questions about these programs. Graduate students currently enrolled in one of these programs should contact Dion directly to set up a time to discuss possible projects.


Research Associates: Individuals with at least a BA/BS degree and research experience that are particularly interested in the approaches and objectives of our lab should contact Dion directly about potential employment opportunities.


Undergraduate Students: There are several projects available to highly motivated undergraduates interested in our research. Please send a CV/resume to Dion along with a description of your research interests and career objectives. Our primary criterion for evaluating undergraduate applicants is evidence of a high degree of motivation and dedication. Good ways to demonstrate these assets are to proactively apply for funding (such as SOAR and/or SURF) and/or explain what specifically attracts you to our research.


Dion K. Dickman

Assistant Professor

University of Southern California

3641 Watt Way, HNB 309

Los Angeles, CA, 90089-2520

Email: dickman@usc.edu

Phone: +1 (213) 740-7533