Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience / Molecular and Cellular Biology / Life Sciences

27 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching in a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought.

Yale-NUS College is seeking to hire a highly motivated Research Fellow in Mechanisms Underlying Behavior laboratory ( directed by Assistant Professor Ajay S Mathuru for a project funded by an MOE Tier 2 grant (Nov 2021 to Oct 2024) on a three-year contract. The lab conducts research jointly at E6 Yale-NUS Research Labs and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology institute in Biopolis (Proteos building). The main focus of the lab is to understand how brains operate to generate behavior, using methods of genetic manipulation, behavioral assays and neurophysiological observations. These findings are applied to understand the neurogenetics of human disorders of the brain. Current studies examine genes implicated in addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, epilepsy, and neurodegeneration in humans. See examples of our publications here and see a recent news report here.

Are you excited about neuroscience research? So, are we. Apart from the standard requirements such as sharing the responsibility for scientific sourcing and procurement; safety and housekeeping of the laboratory; any other duties to ensure efficient lab work, the successful candidate is expected to:

  • be passionate about studying neurogenetics and its applications to understand human brain disorders.
  • work on a number of ongoing projects, but also develop, design, and execute independent experiments,
  • oversee undergraduates and graduate student training


We invite applications from exceptional candidates with a deep interest in neuroscience. The prospective candidate must:

  • be highly motivated and have a deep interest in neuroscience, molecular biology and animal behavior;
  • have excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills;
  • be able to communicate well and have strong organizational skills.
  • hold a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, or Molecular and Cellular Biology, or in a field of Life Science from a regionally or internationally accredited institution
  • have some experience in one or more of the following – molecular biology; animal behavioral studies; computational biology; programming, data/statistical analysis

More Information

For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Assistant Professor Ajay Sriram Mathuru via email at

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • Academic Transcript

I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Division of Science

Covid-19 Message

At Yale-NUS College/NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make Yale-NUS/NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with Yale-NUS/NUS.