Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
May 30, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
We are recruiting highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with a strong background in neuroscience or other scientific disciplines. Our current study focuses on understanding the structural and functional basis of mammalian cortical circuits underlying cognition (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/hmakino). We integrate various cutting-edge technologies, including calcium imaging with a 2-photon random access mesoscope to monitor activity of >10,000 neurons, optogenetics and virus-mediated circuit mapping to investigate the link between neural circuits and behavior. The successful candidate will have unique expertise in optical technologies using awake behaving mice.
Although our main focus is systems neuroscience, we are eager to integrate contemporary AI research into our research scheme. We aim to understand what makes biological neural networks so unique and different from artificial neural networks to solve various tasks.
If you are interested, please apply to Assistant Professor Hiroshi MAKINO (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) with a cover letter, CV and names of three references. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
We expect postdocs to work hard, do the best science, mentor graduate students and pursue an academic career after completion of the training.
Skills and qualifications:
There is no particular requirement other than a PhD degree in one of scientific disciplines and strong motivation to understand the brain.
Strong computer science and math skills are a plus.
Internal Number: 3
About Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London. In 2017 NTU was placed 11th in the world and the best in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.