Nanyang Technological University, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
December 28, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in neuroscience or other scientific disciplines. Our current study focuses on understanding the function and organisation of cortical circuits in the mammalian brain during learning and sleep. We integrate various cutting-edge technologies, including 2-photon micro- and meso-scopic imaging with genetically encoded calcium indicators, electrophysiology, optogenetics and virus-mediated circuit mapping to investigate the link between neural circuits and behaviour. We are especially interested in applying concepts from complexity science to neuroscience in order to understand the brain from new perspectives. The successful candidate will have unique expertise in cutting-edge optical technologies such as 2-photon random access mesoscopy using awake behaving mice.
We expect postdocs to work hard, do the best science, mentor graduate students and pursue an academic career after completion of the training. There is no particular requirement other than a PhD degree in one of scientific disciplines and strong desire to understand the brain. Strong computer science (computer vision, AI and robotics) and math skills would be a plus.
Our research laboratory (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/hmakino) is based at Clinical Sciences Building at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in Novena, a central region of Singapore. LKCMedicine is a newly established joint medical school between Nanyang Technological University and Imperial College London (http://www.lkcmedicine.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx).
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter describing your career goal, CV and names of 3 references to Hiroshi Makino (email address: hmakino_at_ntu.edu.sg, replace _at_ with @).
About Nanyang Technological University, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Imperial College London (Imperial), is training a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care. The School’s primary clinical partner is the National Healthcare Group, a leader in public healthcare recognised for the quality of its medical e...xpertise, facilities and teaching. The School, named after local philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian, aims to be a model for innovative medical education and a centre for transformative research.
Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme that started in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects including engineering, technology, business and the humanities. Its first doctors will graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), awarded jointly by NTU Singapore and Imperial.