Postdoc position on Neuronal Remodeling and Neurodegeneration in Singapore
A postdoc position is available at the Dr. Yu Fengwei's group in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), Singapore. TLL is a world-class research institute which undertakes the cutting-edge research in molecular biology and genetics utilizing a broad range of model organisms.
Dr Yu is a Senior Principal Investigator at TLL and also the President of Society for Neuroscience Singapore Chapter (SfN Singapore). The Yu group is interested in understanding mechanisms of neuronal development, pruning and neuro-degenerative disease using a simple and powerful model organism, Drosophila. Dr Yu has published important papers in Cell, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Developmental Cell, PLOS Biology, Nature Cell Biology, Development and Journal of Neuroscience.
The project will be to explore the mechanisms of neuronal pruning in Drosophila or develop a Drosophila model of some important movement disorders. The successful candidates are expected to be highly motivated and have strong curiosity in neuronal function and human disease modeling in Drosophila, to pursue an integrated approach involving advanced genetic, molecular, fly behavior and electrophysiology tools.
The ideal candidate will have at least one first author publication and a strong background in cell/developmental biology and molecular biology. Prior experience in bioinformatics is preferred but not a prerequisite. Successful and motivated candidates wishing to switch from other fields will also be considered. Interested individuals may send your CV, publications, research summary and three recommendation letters to:
Yu, Fengwei, PhD
Senior Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
1 Research Link
National University of Singapore
Lab website: http://www.tll.org.sg/group-leaders/feng-wei-yu/