Research Fellow (Neurobiology Program)

Date: 3 Jun 2024

Location: YONG LOO LIN SCH OF MEDICINE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

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

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

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Anatomy

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 17069