ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDArchitecture › DesignBiological sciencesEducational sciencesEngineering › Biomedical engineeringEngineering › Design engineeringGeographyHistory › History of scienceInformation science › Library scienceNeurosciences › NeuropsychologySociology › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE07/01/2022 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Laboratory for Glia-Neuron Circuit Dynamics, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory head:Jun Nagai)
Neuroscience,brain,glia,astrocyte,behavior,physiology, molecular biology,omics,live imaging,tool development
The lab has newly started in July 2020 (https://cbs.riken.jp/en/faculty/j.nagai/). The lab's mission is to discover fundamental mechanisms how the brain functions and malfunctions at molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral levels by including “the other half" of the CNS; a type of glia called astrocytes, which tile the entire brain contacting neurons, synapses and other glia. By developing and utilizing genetic and optical tools, the team aims to unveil astrocyte contributions to adaptive and maladaptive animal behaviors for delivering insights on future therapeutics.
[Job title and job description]
Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher, a few positions
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes under the direction of supervisors. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead in running, analyzing and publishing experiments in at least one of following projects:
1.developing, optimizing and utilizing genetic tools to label and manipulate behavior-associated astrocytes/neurons within in vivo brain
2.understanding mechanisms and in vivo consequences of astrocyte-neuron communications
3.unmasking functional diversity of astrocytes in relevance to adaptive behavior
The projects in the team will take multiple integrated experimental approaches to uncover the ground truth of glia-neuron biology and physiology.
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
[Start of Employment]
As early as possible (subject to negotiation)
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