We invite applications for three postdoc positions in the research group led by Dr. Ayumu Tashiro at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Our work focuses on the function of hippocampal circuitry through a multi-disciplinary approach combining virus-mediated genetic manipulation, optogenetics, behavioral analysis and electrophysiological/imaging techniques.
Successful candidates will investigate 1) Cellular mechanisms underlying spatial representation in the hippocampus of free behaving rodents, using electrophysiological or calcium imaging techniques, 2) synaptic connections of newly-generated neurons in the dentate gyrus, using patch clamp recording and optogenetics in brain slices, or 3) Activity-dependent regulation of adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of behaving mice using in vivo imaging techniques.
Reference Kitanishi et al., Neuron, 86, 1265-76, 2015 Cobar et al., Neurobiol Learn Mem. 138, 206–214, 2017 Tashiro et al., Nature, 442: 929-33, 2006
To apply, please send C.V. (and optionally a description of your future research interest in our group) by email to email@example.com
1) PhD degree in neuroscience, engineering or related field 2) Experience in experimental neuroscience research (electrophysiological, imaging or molecular technique)
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