Research Fellow, Neurobiology Program

23 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for Postdoctoral fellowship in the Centre for Life Sciences - Neurobiology Program and the Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. This position is initially funded for 2 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 with a focus on elucidating the synaptic and circuit mechanisms that mediate memory-guided behaviours. Particularly, they will investigate the role of 5HT3a-R in hippocampal microcircuit function and plasticity.

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:

  1. Have a PhD degree (or expect to graduate in the next 3-4 months)
  2. Have a proven track record of research in neuroscience, psychology or a related field
  3. Have demonstrated experience in TWO out the THREE research areas (i) cell and molecular biology (ii) rodent behaviour, (iii) in vivo/in vitro electrophysiology
  4. Have experience in rodent handling and surgery (desirable)
  5. 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 by 15th of September 2022

For enquiries about this position, please contact Jai Polepalli Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At 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 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 NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Anatomy
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17069

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