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Postdoctoral Fellow in Sleep/Wakefulness and Emotion/Cognition

Chinese Institute for Brain Research (CIBR), Yamanaka-Ohmura Lab
Beijing (CN)
CNY 250000-500000 (approx. 35000 - 70000 US dollar), depending on experience and qualifications
Closing date
Apr 8, 2024

Postdoctoral positions are available for highly motivated and collaborative young scientists who are interested in the neural mechanisms underlying sleep/wakefulness, emotion/cognition, and these interactions. 

The Yamanaka-Ohmura Lab is a new research group at the Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing (CIBR). The CIBR was founded in 2018 and has constructed an efficient research environment by providing several supporting core facilities, such as the virus vector core and the imaging facility. Further information regarding the CIBR can be found on the website:

We are studying the neural mechanisms of sleep/wakefulness regulation and emotion/cognition by using mice. We are seeking efficient, responsible, and dedicated personnel for our new laboratory. Further information regarding our research can be found on our website:

We can provide you with an excellent research environment and exciting experience leading to your next step as a successful researcher. Great research together!

1. Job title

Post-doctoral fellow

2. Qualifications (required)

Candidates must be or have:

A.   Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, or related fields (but Ph.D. candidates can apply for this position if they are expected to have a Ph.D. before starting to work with us)

B. Less than 35 years old.

C. A team player who shares knowledge and expertise with lab members.

D. Proficient in one of the following experiments:

Electrophysiology (slice   patch   clamp, extracellular recordings using silicon probe, EEG or EMG recordings), neural manipulation using optogenetics or chemogenetics, molecular biology, cell biology of neuronal and glial cells, immunohistochemical study of brain, or behavior analysis using mice.

E. The minimum English skill required for research communication. Please note that English is the primary language used at the CIBR.

3. Qualifications (preferred)

It is preferable if candidates have:

A. Computational or programming skills (e.g.,  Matlab   and/or   Python   etc.   ).

B. At least one publication in an international journal as a first author.

4. Term/Starting date

We invite applications for a one-year, full-time position with a flexible start date and the possibility of successive appointments for up to three additional years (four years total). We will consider the situation of the candidates about the start date as much as we can, especially when the applicants are Ph.D. candidates. Please get in touch with us in that case.

5. Salary/Benefits:

Starting yearly salary range is CNY 250000-500000 (approximately 35000 - 70000 US dollar). The position's salary depends on the candidate's experience and qualifications, which will be internationally competitive. In addition, generous benefits, including insurance and welfare benefits, family benefits, and subsidized housing, if possible, will be provided.

6. How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and English CV to yamank[at] with Cc to hr[at] and yuohmura[at] Also, please provide recommendation letters from 2 persons or contact details of 2 referees. Please send an e-mail to yamank[at] or yuohmura[at] if you have any questions. We welcome questions before formal applications.


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