Research Fellowship - Department of Anatomy and the Centre for Life Sciences

Singapore (SG)
11 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellowship (Dr. Jai Santosh Polepalli’s Lab)

The National University of Singapore invites applications for Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Anatomy and the Centre for Life Sciences - Neurobiology Program, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.  The Department has a strong Health and Biomedical Sciences research program, particularly in the key areas of neuroscience, neurological disorders, cancer research and regenerative medicine. This position is funded for 3 years.

Appointments will be made on a 1-yr contract basis, with the possibility of an extension. 

Purpose of the post
The appointee will be a postdoctoral research fellow who will conduct research in neuroscience within a newly formed group at NUS, with a focus on elucidating the synaptic and circuit mechanisms that mediate memory-guided behaviours. 

Main duties and responsibilities
We are looking for an independent, enthusiastic and motivated candidate who will be involved in leading a multi-disciplinary project and is expected to perform survival surgeries, behavioural assays in mice, molecular biology assays and in-vitro electrophysiology experiments.  


The applicant should:
(a)    Have a PhD degree (or expect to graduate in the next 3-4 months) 
(b)    Have a proven track record of research in neuroscience, psychology or a related field
(c)    Have demonstrated experience in TWO out the THREE research areas (i) cell and molecular biology (ii) rodent behaviour, (iii) in vivo/in vitro electrophysiology
(d)    Have experience in rodent handling and surgery (desirable)
(e)    Have experience with gene editing tools including CRISPR-Cas9 techniques (desirable).

Remuneration is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by 

  1. CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees), and 
  2. Cover letter with statement of interest.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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