Research Scientist: 2 post doc positions (Research on mechanisms of synaptic circuit regulation) in Japan


The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in Neuroscience field. Proven research record in cellular neuroscience using electrophysiological methods and/or advanced molecular biology techniques will be advantageous.

Work location

Branch and address
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198

Start of employment

April 1st, 2020 (or negotiable)


Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. Complete CV WORD(56KB) or EXCEL(159KB) (with photo and email address)
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  2. List of research achievement and publications (include external funding awarded, if applicable)
  3. Description of research activities to date, including techniques acquired
  4. Reasons for applying for the post (personal strengths, motivation, etc.)
  5. At least 2 letters of recommendations including one from the current supervisor
  6. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
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How to apply

Send the PDF formatted application by email to yukiko.goda [at]
(Recommendation letters must be emailed directly from the reference to yukiko.goda [at]


Application documents will not be returned.


Open until the position is filled

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