Postdoc position

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Fumi Kubo ( at National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan. Our newly established group is interested in neural circuit that transforms visual motion information into goal-directed behavior. We aim to understand the underlying mechanisms at cellular and network levels using zebrafish as a model organism. Our lab takes multi-disciplinary approaches that combine behavioral, genetic and optic techniques (please see Kubo et al., Neuron, 2014, Förster et al., Sci Rep., 2017).

Successful candidate will investigate the role of visual motion in generating behavior. Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience or related field, be highly motivated, and have strong analytical and communication skills. Candidates with backgrounds in in vivo calcium imaging and/or programming skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous experiences working with the zebrafish model are preferred, but not required.

Salaries are determined according to the institute’s guideline. The contract is annually renewed based on evaluations (until November 2022).

If interested, please submit a PDF file containing the following materials to Fumi Kubo (
1) CV, including a list of publications and contact information for 2‐3 references
2) Cover letter describing previous research, research interests and career goals

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