Current positions in the lab include:
Postdoc, Avian Neurobiology and Toxicology, Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the Sewall lab to examine the effect of lead exposure on neural recruitment, song learning, and other aspects of cognition and social behavior. Experience with toxicology, neurobiology, animal cognition, and/or bioacoustic analysis is a plus. The aim of the study is to understand how lead exposure impacts the neural circuitry of the song control system, to resolve how this environmental toxin impacts complex learning and cognition. The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the project and thus will receive broad training in behavior, cognition, neurobiology, and toxicology. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Chris Thompson in the VT School of Neuroscience and Dr. Madeline Schreiber in VT Geosciences.
To Apply: Email a cover letter summarizing your prior research experience, professional goals, and research interests, as well as a CV and contact information for at least three academic or work references to Kendra Sewall (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Summer Research Experience for K-12 Teachers, Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
Our recently funded NSF project will support several K-12 teachers in the lab for approximately 4 weeks over the summer on a flexible schedule. A modest stipend of $1500 will allow teachers to collaborate on on-going projects and develop STEM curricula for their classrooms. Members of the Sewall lab will help teachers implement STEM modules during the school year and assess their effectiveness. Teachers interested in gaining research experience and support to develop new STEM curricular modules should email Kendra Sewall (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.