ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciencesNeurosciences › Neuropsychology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE06/09/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Laboratory for Synaptic Plasticity and Connectivity, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory Head: Dr. Yukiko Goda)
Neuron, Synapse, Molecular Biology
The Goda lab studies activity-dependent changes in the efficacy of information transmission across synapses, which are crucial for how the brain reacts to the environment, learns and stores memories. Focusing on the hippocampus and starting from the properties of individual synapses of specific connections, we study the cellular and molecular basis for their interactions with neighboring synapses, neurons and astrocytes in shaping the population activity that supports hippocampal circuit functions and behavior. To address these questions, we take a bottom-up approach using electrophysiology and fluorescence live-imaging in combination with methods of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
Please refer to URL below for the lab studies.
[Job title and description]
Job title, available positions:
Assist with on-going research projects, including (1) plasmid preparation, immunohistochemistry, virus production, (2) experiments involving mice, such as culture preparation, virus injection, tissue sectioning, and (3) organizing laboratory supplies
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan) is located in greater Tokyo area, about 30 min from the center of the city by train.
[Start of employment]
After October 1st, 2019 (As early as possible)
Salary: 1,015 – 1,300 yen per hour. (Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)
Working hours: 3 days per week, 9:00-14:50 (negotiable); maximum of 15h per week
Commuting allowances will be provided.
Contract Period: The Day start working to March 31, 2020
Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
Handling personal data:
EURAXESS offer ID: 445153
Posting organisation offer ID: D119090233
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