Job ID: 119348

Postdoctoral research in systems neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 August 2024

City: Okinawa

Country: Japan

Institution: OIST Graduate University



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 ( ) 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 ( ), providing a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary collaborations. OIST hosts a multitude of symposia and workshops each year to stay connected ( ). The working language in the lab, as well as of the institute, is English.






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.



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