Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Japan, Okinawa University (OIST)
Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Japan
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan invites application for Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Japan from eligible and interested candidates
About- The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see www.oist.jp) is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research. Postdoctoral Position 2019 in Japan
Research/Job Area- Neurobiology
Location- Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan
- Applicants must have a PhD with equivalent research experience.
- Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to work in groups are essential.
- Experience in behavioral studies of learning and neurobiology research.
Job/Position Description- Research group is seeking a talented behavioral neuroscientist to join a research group working on learning mechanisms of the basal ganglia. We have a particular focus on dopamine and acetylcholine in the striatum, and their role in behavioral flexibility (e.g. Aoki et al, 2015, 2018). Candidates should have experience in rodent behavior, and experience or interest in learning in current neurobiological methods in use in the laboratory, such as in vivo two-photon imaging, fiber photometry, and optogenetics or electrophysiology.
Starting Date – As early as possible (negotiable)
Term & Working Hours – Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. This contract may be renewed in accordance with OIST Regulations.
Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)
How to Apply-
or send by post to the following address:
Wickens Unit. c/o Yukako Suzuki
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
Submission Documents – Please be sure your e-mail Title is this so that we can track of receiving e-mails. [Postdoc_2019_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME]
– Curriculum vita in English (and Japanese if available)
– Cover letter in English (and Japanese if available)
– Names and contact information of three referees, one of which should be a previous employer
– Summary of research interests
* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.
Last Date for Apply– Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled. (Applications will be screened upon arrival)