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Neuroscience 2017 is pleased to offer opportunities for young researchers who are searching for start-ups or a workplace to join.  We hope that this event will bring positive outcomes to both those looking to hire and to job seekers.

Neuroscience 2017 is engaged in providing opportunities of Job Matching without charge.


Opening date & time: July 20-22, 9:00-10:30, 14:00-17:00
 (It will be closed at 16:00 on July 22.)
Place: Reception Room 2, 1F, International Conference Hall


Information of employment opportunities and job seekers are now invited!


Institutions or individuals who are willing to release information of job offers and have job interviews during the meeting, or those seeking jobs in domestic or international research institutions or companies, please send an email to the JNS Secretariat at


【To Job seekers】

Please state information can be released (age, year of completing degree, skills and fields you are interested in) and information cannot be released but only available to recruiting employers who are willing to have interviews with you separately in the email.  Please also state your desired job by choosing any one of followings: Study abroad or jobs in academia, employments at companies, or both. 
Information of job offers and job seekers will be posted on our website prior to the meeting.

Please contact to the Japan Neuroscience Society Secretariat at


Employment opportunities (New)

June 11

Position available A postdoctoral Position available at Yale University

A postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Alex Kwan at Yale University School of Medicine. Research in the lab focuses on the mouse prefrontal cortex with emphases on how circuit mechanisms enable flexible decision-making, and how network dysfunction underlies cognitive deficits in mental illnesses. The successful candidate will use in vivo two-photon calcium imaging, slice electrophysiology, and optogenetic perturbation to study cortical circuits in head-fixed, behaving mice.

Recent publications from the lab:

  • Siniscalchi MJ, Phoumthipphavong V, Ali F, Lozano M, and Kwan AC. Fast and slow transitions in frontal ensemble activity during flexible sensorimotor behavior. Nat. Neurosci., 19, 1234-1242 (2016).
  • Barthas F, and Kwan AC. Secondary motor cortex: where ‘sensory’ meets ‘motor’ in the rodent frontal cortex. Trends. Neurosci.,40, 181-193 (2017).
  • Phoumthipphavong V, Barthas F, Hassett S, and Kwan AC. Longitudinal effects of ketamine on dendritic architecture in vivo in the mouse medial frontal cortex. eNeuro, 3(2):0133-15.2016 (2016).

The qualified applicant will hold a PhD and should have at least one first-author publication. Research experiences in microscopy, electrophysiology, rodent behavior, or MATLAB are highly desired. Interested applicants should send a short research statement, a CV, and names of three references by email to Alex Kwan (

Alex will be available to meet during the JNS 2017 meeting. Please directly contact him if you are interested in this position.


Alex Kwan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Yale University
New Haven, CT, United States

Lab page:

June 5

Position available Four postdoc positions available in developmental neurobiology labs in Washington DC

Torii and Hashimoto-Torii labs at Children's National Health System in Washington DC have four opening postdoc positions supported by NIH funding. These positions will be paid according to the NIH payscale. Health insurance and other benefits will be provided by Children's National.

Two of the positions seeks a person who has a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry or systems biology (bioinformatics). The other positions are available for who has experience in in vivo imaging or electrophysiology. Each will have a primary position in either of the two labs. However, since Torii lab and Hashimoto-Torii lab closely collaborate and share the resources, they are expected to join the collaborative projects between the labs.

Research in the Torii lab focuses on deciphering the complex mechanisms of cell positioning and neural circuit formation in the developing cerebral cortex, and translating the findings into the development of novel therapeutic approaches for neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia and autism. Toward this goal, the lab uses various tools and techniques, including in vivo gene manipulation, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, transgenic animals and animal disease models, proteomic and transcriptomic analyses, and cell transplantation.

The Hashimoto-Torii lab seeks to understand how an adverse prenatal environment interacts with genetic predisposition, thereby increasing disease susceptibility after birth. Harmful conditions, such as hypoxia, exposure to excessive levels of heavy metals, and maternal smoking and alcohol intake are thought to reprogram normal fetal brain development and consequently increase the incidence of many childhood disorders, including lower birth weight, SIDS, pediatric epilepsy, schizophrenia and ADHD. However, the mechanisms underlying such reprogramming remain unknown. With a focus on the cerebral cortex, the team tackles this question through a combination of wet and dry analyses using mouse and human research models. The lab is also testing novel drugs and devices to improve behavioral problems in the offspring after in utero exposure to harmful agents.

If interested, please send a statement of your research interests and career goals, along with your CV and contact information of two references to and

Lab HP:

Recent publications:


Masaaki Torii, Ph.D.
Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, Ph.D.
Principal Investigators, Center for Neuroscience Research
Children's Research Institute, Children's National Health System
Assistant Professors, Department of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

111 Michigan Avenue, N.W.,
Washington DC, 20010-2970
Ph: 202-476-4279 (Torii), 4449 (Hashimoto-Torii)

May 26

Position available Postdoctoral fellows at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and Imperial College London, Singapore
Research We are seeking 2 postdoctoral fellows to study neural circuits and behaviour using 2-photon calcium imaging in behaving mice. These positions are available for the following projects.
  1. Mouse behaviour and its modelling. Optical and electrical interrogation of cortical dynamics during learning and sleep.
  2. Understanding regulation of adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus using 2-photon calcium imaging in virtual reality (in collaboration with Tashiro lab).
Reference Makino et al. Neuron (2017) 94 880-890
Makino et al. Neuron (2016) 92 705-721
Makino and Komiyama, Nature neuroscience (2015) 28 1116-22
Tashiro et al. Journal of Neuroscience (2007) 27 3252-9
Tashiro et al. Nature (2006) 442 929-33
Requirements PhD in neuroscience or related field.
Programming skill (e.g. MATLAB, LabVIEW).
Candidates with a strong background in computer science, engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply.
How to apply Please directly email your application including a cover letter, CV and names and email addresses of 2 referees to Hiroshi Makino (
Contact Hiroshi Makino PhD
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Clinical Sciences Building
11 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308232

May 23

Offering Post Postdoctoral Position (Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology)
Our Research Research Project on "Neuroendocrinology of Social Behavior" funded by the JSPS Kiban.
Place of work Research Buliding D, Tsukuba Campus, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Number of position One
Starting date Starting as early as 1 month after the final decision of appointment
Job type Researcher / Postdoc level
Employment status Full-time (Nontenured)
  1. Ph.D. in the field of Neuroscience, Behavioral Science, or Life Science.
  2. Exoerience of behavioural experiments, basic knowledge of behavioral nueroendocrinology and strong commitment to this research field.
  3. Strong background and research experience in molecular biology, neurophysiology, or neuroanatomy is preferable.
Compensation Salary and allowances will be provided in accordance with the university guidelines.
How to apply Send 1) 〜 5) with a cover letter.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of publication
  3. Summary of previous research activities (A4 1page)
  4. Names and contact information of two references
  5. Reprints of significant original articles

  1. Via snail male: Send document to the Contact Mailing Address.
  2. Via e-mail: Send an email with attached document to the Contact Email Address.
    Mail title should be "Application for Postdoctoral Position"
Job Matching at the JNS Meeting PI will be available for an interview during the meeting. Please contact her at the email address below.
Contact Dr. Sonoko Ogawa, Research Builiding D-409, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8577, Japan
email: (Change # to @)