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Post-doctoral research positions

Employer
OIST Graduate University
Location
Japan (JP)
Salary
4,467,000 + benefits
Closing date
9 Aug 2024

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Discipline
Life Science
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

We seek highly motivated post-doctoral neuroscientists to investigate olfactory processing in the rodent brain in the Sensory and Behavioural Neuroscience Unit (https://www.oist.jp/research/research-units/sbn ) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, in Okinawa, Japan.

The positions are for projects that investigate circuit functions of the mouse olfactory system. A variety of projects are possible to choose from or plan together, including: [i] characterizing complex olfactory representations in higher cortical areas such as frontal and cingulate cortices; [ii] development of novel quantitative olfactory tasks with online perturbation; [iii] mechanisms of feedback control in context-dependent olfactory representations. Prospective post-doctoral researchers will use a combination of electrophysiology such as Neuropixels or patch-clamp methods, optogenetics, head-fixed behaviours or two-photon microscopy/in vivo optical methods, depending on the interest and the skill.

OIST is an international research institute without departments (https://www.oist.jp/ ), providing a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary collaborations. OIST hosts a multitude of symposia and workshops each year to stay connected (https://groups.oist.jp/cws/workshops ). The working language in the lab, as well as of the institute, is English.

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