Research Assistant, Lee Kong Chian Medicine

25 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for:

Temporary Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Nanyang Assistant Professor Hiroshi MAKINO

We are recruiting highly motivated research assistants with a strong background in neuroscience or artificial intelligence. Our current study focuses on understanding the function and organisation of cortical circuits in the mammalian brain underlying neural intelligence. We integrate various cutting-edge technologies, including a 2-photon random access mesoscope to record >10,000 neurons, electrophysiology, optogenetics, non-invasive deep brain stimulation and virus-mediated circuit mapping to investigate the link between neural circuits and behaviour. We are especially interested in applying concepts from AI research to neuroscience. The successful candidate will have unique expertise in cutting-edge optical technologies such as a 2-photon random access mesoscope using awake behaving mice.


  • General lab management
  • Surgery
  • Animal husbandry
  • Genotyping
  • Histology

Skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in neuroscience or related fields
  • Previous experience as a research assistant
  • Handling of mice

Our research laboratory ( is based at Clinical Sciences Building at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Novena, a central region of Singapore. The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine is a newly established joint medical school between Nanyang Technological University and Imperial College London (

To apply for this position, please attach a cover letter describing your career goal, CV and names of 2 references. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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