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[Korea Brain Research Institute] Postdoctoral positions:
Neural and behavioral mechanisms of vocal learning in songbirds

Korea Brain Research Institute(KBRI, https://www.kbri.re.kr/new/pages_eng/main/
Sensory and Motor Systems Research Group, Laboratory of Vocal Learning and Communication
Explanation of institution:
Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) is a government-funded foremost research institution in South Korea’s third largest city Daegu, offering multidisciplinary, English-speaking research environment with world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral research fellow who is enthusiastic and highly motivated to study neural and behavioral mechanisms of vocal learning and communication in songbirds.
Job details:
Humans are excellent vocal learners: Infants learn to produce complex vocal patterns of their native language from their parents. Research in our laboratory focuses on the question of how animals learn to produce their complex vocalizations from other individuals during a critical period of development, and more broadly, how experience during early life shapes the functioning of the nervous system and individuals’ perception and behavior. To address these questions we mainly study songbirds, a great model system for studying the neural substrates of vocal learning, with a long-term goal of contributing to our understanding of speech and developmental learning mechanisms in humans that benefits our society. The lab utilizes variety of techniques, including electrophysiology, behavioral manipulations and analyses, pharmacology, computer simulation, and Ca2+ imaging in songbirds, as well as psychophysics and behavioral testing in humans. For further information, please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/view/kojima-lab/home, or contact Dr. Kojima directly (satoshikojima.sk@gmail.com).
Available positions:
Postdoctoral fellow, One position
Starting date:
Any time after September 1st, 2021
Employment conditions:
Full time position. The contract can be renewed yearly as long as the researcher’s postdoc experience is less than 5 years in total (this regulation is subject to change in the near future).
Postdoc candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree at the time of employment in related research areas, such as neuroscience, psychology, animal behavior, neuroengineering etc. Given the limitation of the employment period described above, only candidates who have postdoc experience less than 5 years are allowed to apply. Research experience in electrophysiology, behavior analysis, Ca2+ imaging, optogenetics, or computer programming will be an advantage but not necessarily required.
It complies with the institutional regulations. It includes visa support and health insurance. The salary varies depending on the working experience.
Application period:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application method:
Applicants should send application materials including (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a list of 2-3 references and (3) a concise statement of research interests written either in English or in Japanese by email to Dr. Satoshi Kojima at satoshikojima.sk@gmail.com.
Selection process:
Document screening followed by an interview through video call (Zoom etc.). The result of the selection will be notified by email.
Contact information:
Korea Brain Research Institute, Sensory and Motor Systems Research Group, Laboratory of Vocal Learning and Communication, Principal Investigator, Satoshi Kojima (Email: satoshikojima.sk@gmail.com)