We are looking for dynamic Research Fellows to join the newly established Translational Neuroscience Group led by the Principal Investigator Professor Vincenzo De Paola (https://www.depaolalab.com). The group aims to illuminate the mechanisms of human cortical circuit wiring and dysfunction. The ultimate goal is to use this knowledge to help design new treatment strategies for both neurodegenerative (e.g. dementia) and neuropsychiatric conditions (e.g. autism and schizophrenia), and to enhance the brain regenerative potential. We are at Duke-NUS Medical School in the Signature Research Programme in Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD), which is focused on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms underlying human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders.
The group uses a multidisciplinary approach at the interface between neuroscience (neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, optogenetics, organotypic cultures), genetics (genomics, snRNAseq), human stem cell and tissue biology (human iPSC-derived neurons transplanted in the mouse brain) and high-resolution optical imaging (structural and functional multiphoton microscopy).
You will be highly motivated, persistent and committed researchers with a strong interest in the wiring and dysfunction of human cortical circuits, and in how we can increase and harness their regenerative potential to impact the treatment of both neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric brain disorders. You will be also able to:
• Independently carry out the design, execution and analysis of innovative experimental research.
• Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
• Write and review research papers, present research outcomes, conceptualise new ideas and develop plans for independent research which could have a considerable influence and impact on the relevant field attracting research funding.
• Provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduate / medical students and research assistants.
• Develop contacts and research collaborations within the School and the wider community.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.
• PhD or MD-PhD degree with strong publication records in relevant areas.
• Demonstrated capability of research independence.
• Demonstrated strategic thinking, management skills and supervision of junior laboratory members.
• Proven ability to integrate in a team and establish and maintain effective professional working relationships.
• Possess excellent writing and critical thinking skills, as well as good communication and presentation skills.
• A team player who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce.
Applicants should include CV, list of publications and statement of research interests, as well as arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent by referees to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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