The Center for Social Neural Networks and Young Lab East at University of Tsukuba in Japan invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow position with a start date as early as Jan 1, 2018. Salary and research funding is available through March 31, 2022. Applicants with 2 years of postdoctoral experience will be given priority, but recent PhD's who demonstrate a high degree of independence, evidence of working collaboratively, and a strong publication record with skills in the desired areas will also be considered. Applicants should have experience in behavioral neuroscience using mouse models, preferably using circuit level manipulations and analyses (e.g. Optogenetics, DREADD, tract tracing, transgenics). The lab is particularly interested in using genetic or circuit based techniques in mice to understand the neural mechanisms by which oxytocin modulates, or creates diversity in, social behaviors. The Assistant Professor will work under the guidance and mentorship of Larry Young (Emory University & University of Tsukuba). Young Lab East will be integrated with Sonoko Ogawa’s Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. The Assistant Professor will be expected to apply for external funding with guidance from Dr. Young. The successful applicant should commit to a minimum of two years in the position at University of Tsukuba, but may continue until March 31, 2022. There is no teaching requirement for this position, but teaching opportunities are available if desired. The Center for Social Neural Networks is a virtual Center led by Larry Young (Director) and Sonoko Ogawa (Assistant Director), which includes investigators from across Japan who share an interest in the neurobiology of social behavior in diverse animal models, including medaka fish, prairie voles, mice, dogs and humans, providing an envigorating career development environment. Interested applicants are encouraged contact Larry Young (email@example.com) for more details (include a CV with the inquiry) before submitting the full application. The full application should include a CV, a brief 1 pg research statement, a maximum of 5 representative publications, and three letters of recommendation. As this is an international collaborative funding mechanism, Japanese citizens are not eligible.
Two year commitment to the position, appropriate training, and publication record. Proficiency in English
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: To be negotiated based on experience
About Center for Social Neural Networks: Young Lab East
Larry Young will establish a lab at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. This will be a satellite lab of Dr. Young's lab at Emory University. It will be also part of a larger Center for Social Neural Networks that will include several investigators across Japan interested in social behavior, oxytocin, and/or prairie voles. The lab will examine the neural and genetic mechanisms by which oxytocin m...odulates social cognition and behavior using various oxytocin receptor transgenic mice, DREADDs, optogenetics, etc. The Assistant professor should be semi-independent but will receive mentorship from Dr. Young via regular visits and by SKYPE. Salary and research funding is secure for 4.5 years. This is an ideal position for someone who wishes to be free of teaching and do the coolest science possible for a few years in preparation for a tenure track position.