We invite applications for a postdoc position in a newly-established research group led by Ayumu Tashiro in Warwick-NTU Neuroscience research program, located at Biopolis, Singapore. Our work focuses on the function of hippocampal circuitry through a multi-disciplinary approach combining virus-mediated genetic manipulation, optogenetics, behavioral analysis and unit recording techniques in behaving rodents. A successful candidate contributes by her/his expertise in slice electrophysiology.
Requirements for a successful candidate
1) PhD in neuroscience or related field
2) Skills required for independently performing experiments using whole-cell patch clamp recording in brain slice.
3) Willing to collaborate with other group members specialized in molecular biology and in vivo electrophysiology
4) Willing to co-supervise and train junior researchers
Responsibilities of the position
1) Involved in projects within the scope of our research activity (see below), as a key researcher.
2) Publication of high quality research articles
3) Collaborating with other group members
4) Assisting other researchers’ projects when technical expertise is required
5) Co-supervising and training junior researchers
6) Best effort for good communication with other group members
1) Function and regulations of adult dentate neurogenesis
- Circuit analysis using transgenic mice expressing channelrhodopsin-2
- Investigating functional integration of adult-born neurons using virus-mediated genetic manipulations (Ref. Tashiro et al. Nature 442:929-33, 2006. J Neurosci, 27:3252-9, 2007)
2) Cellular mechanisms underlying place cell activity in the hippocampus
- Synaptic and cellular analysis of genetically-manipulated neurons to elucidate mechanisms underlying place-cell activity.
(ex. Roles of synaptic plasticity or neuromodulatory inputs).
To apply, please send C.V. and a description of your future research interest in our group by email to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%61%79%75%6d%75%2e%74%61%73%68%69%72%6f%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%61%79%75%6d%75%2e%74%61%73%68%69%72%6f%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
Warwick-NTU neuroscience research program is a newly-established initiative formed by the collaboration between University of Warwick in UK and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The programme is located in the Biopolis, a world-class biomedical Research & Development complex in Singapore, organized by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The programme will be located next to a vigorous neuroscience research environment, A*STAR-Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Neuroscience Research Partnership, consisted of 20 principal investigators located in Biopolis and Duke-NUS medical school (http://www.nrp.a-star.edu.sg/6/home.html).
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