Postdoctoral researcher and staff scientist positions are available in the Computational Neuroscience Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Postdoctoral positions in reconstruction, analyzing and modeling dendritic morphology and growth

Postdoctoral researcher and staff scientist positions are available in the Computational Neuroscience Unit of Prof. Erik De Schutter at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan.

Positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher or Staff Scientist
Computational Neuroscience Unit

Working Location:
Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan

Responsibilities
The project studies morphology and growth of neuronal dendrites in the olivocerebellar system from the perspective of neuron populations and considers the relations between neighboring dendrites explicitly.
Successful candidates will collaborate with scientists at OIST and abroad in addition to the daily interaction with other researchers and students in the lab who are working on cerebellar modeling projects, analyzing cerebellar recordings or developing software.

Qualifications:
One position for a postdoc with a neuroscience background to reconstruct neurons using semi-automated methods and analyze the morphologies obtained. Projects include reconstruction of single neurons based on STED microscopy and of populations of neurons using confocal imaging. Experience in neural reconstruction is essential, additional experience in microscopy and/or electrophysiology is a plus.

One position for a postdoc with a computational neuroscience or computer science background to model of neural morphology and develop necessary software. Experience in modeling neurons with dendrites or in modeling growth in general required.

Term:
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 or 2 year(s). Contract initially with 3 months probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.

Working hours:
9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

Compensation:
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Benefits:
- Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
- Annual paid leave and summer holidays
- Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

Submission Documents:
- Curriculum vita in English
- A summary of research interests and experience
- Names and contact information of 3 referees
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Starting Date:
As early as possible

Application Due Date:
Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Application Address:
Please submit all required application materials by email to:
erik#oist.jp
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