Job ID: 119348

Postdoctoral research in systems neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 August 2024

City: Okinawa

Country: Japan

Institution: OIST Graduate University

Department:

Description:

Post-doctoral position at Sensory and Behavioural Neuroscience Unit, OIST

 

Multiple post-doctoral positions are available to investigate olfactory processing in the rodent brain in the Sensory and Behavioural Neuroscience Unit (https://www.oist.jp/research/research-units/sbn ) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, in Okinawa, Japan.

 

The positions are for projects that investigate circuit functions of the mouse olfactory system. A variety of projects are possible to choose from or plan together, including:

 

[i] characterizing complex olfactory representations in higher cortical areas such as frontal and cingulate cortices in behavioural context.

[ii] development of novel quantitative olfactory tasks with online perturbation.

[iii] mechanisms of feedback control in context-dependent olfactory representations.

 

Prospective post-doctoral researchers will use a combination of electrophysiology such as Neuropixels or patch-clamp methods, optogenetics, head-fixed behaviours or two-photon microscopy/in vivo optical methods, depending on the interest and the skill.

 

OIST is an international research institute without departments (https://www.oist.jp/ ), providing a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary collaborations. OIST hosts a multitude of symposia and workshops each year to stay connected (https://groups.oist.jp/cws/workshops ). The working language in the lab, as well as of the institute, is English.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in relevant disciplines. Candidates with experience with electrophysiology or functional imaging in vitro and/or in vivo preparations, or experience in data analyses, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation

The post will be full-time

Contract will be for 2-3 years initially with a possibility to extend.

 

Application selection

Please submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for two references