Postdoctoral fellowship positions (Neurosciences)
Postdoctoral fellowship positions (Neurosciences)
The Mind-Body Interface Laboratory (MBI-Lab), Taichung, Taiwan, led by Professor Kuan-Pin Su, MD, PhD, is looking for two postdoctoral research fellows
*Introduction of the Mind-Body Interface Laboratory (MBI-LAB):
- Brain is the headquarter for behaviors and the organ for behavioral disorders. The normal functioning of the mind and body is regulated by the genes, development, learning, environmental factors. By applying translational research, the myth of mind-body interface are now a subject that can be investigated scientifically.
- The mission of Mind-Body Interface Laboratory (MBI-Lab) is to establish an excellent academic environment of cognitive and psychiatric neurosciences for graduate students and postgraduate researchers and to train excellent talents for international neuroscience societies.
More research interests of the MBI-LAB include:
- The novel therapies and the unknown biological mechanisms for depression. We are now working with patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection, cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson’s disease, peri/postpartum depression, childhood and adolescent onset mental disorders.
- Inflammation theory and immune function in depression and antidepressant effects, in the context of human subjects, animals and cellular models.
- Molecular biology mechanisms of depression and antidepressant effects, in the context of human subjects, animals and cellular models.
- The neurobiological and psychological mechanism of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).
- Neuroimage studies of depression, especially fMRI, PET and qEEG)。
For further information see:
https://sites.google.com/site/mindbodyinterface/ (Lab website)
www.mbi.org.tw (Lab website)
Our Principal Investigator Professor Kuan-Pin Su, MD, PhD
Prof Su and his research team, the Mind-Body Interface Laboratory (MBI-Lab), have connected bedside to bench with novel interdisciplinary approaches of neuroimages and genomic, cellular and molecular biology, by integrating clinical significance with the investigation of basic sciences. Their significant contribution on the role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is opening the excitement and innovation of therapeutic strategies and has provided major insights into the biological mechanisms of depression. Under the grants supported by the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) for 20 consecutive years, this team has been involved in a series of clinical and basic research on major neuropsychiatric disorders and earned internationally renowned reputation. According the h-index (ELSVIER in May 2016), Professor Su is the 2nd-ranked principal investigator in the world and CMU is ranked at the top 6th among global research institutes in the research field of “omega-3 PUFAs in depression.” In addition, he is one of the top 10-most cited Taiwanese scientists during 2006-2010 and therefore awarded by the Thomson Reuters Research Front Awards in 2011. (https://sites.google.com/site/omega3su/home/research-introduction)
* You will be involved in either (1) or (2) in our multidisciplinary team:
- Designing, planning, learning related skills, and executing research projects on molecular biology in animal and cellular models.
- Designing, planning, learning related skills, and executing research projects on molecular biology in neuroimaging studies (e.g. fMRI, PET, and qEEG)
* Job requirements:
- Highly self-motivated. With good knowledge of English language (comprehension, writing and speaking), ability and willingness to take responsibility and communicate, passion in research and high degree of meticulousness.
- The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in (1) psychology, biomedicine, or other related fields with practical experiences in neuroimaging studies (especially in fMRI analysis), or (2) biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or other related fields with a strong track record of animal behavioral experiments and molecular biology.
* How to apply:
To apply, please send a WORD-file containing
- A personal statement describing your personal characteristics, scientific accomplishments and interests, and the reason for your application.
- Your CV (Curriculum Vitae), including a reference of your publications.
- Your research proposal toward neurosciences and linking to our research field, less than 1000 words, to persuade the funding body that your skill and profession will be strengthened by working in our Lab
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com, with a title “Apply for MBI-LAB Postdoctoral fellowship.”
Informal inquiries are very welcome and should be sent to the above email address or call +886-4-22052121, ext 4126, Mrs. Chien.
We offer a standardized salary according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
* LAB address:
Mind-Body Interface Laboratory, China Medical University Hospital No.2, Yuh-Der Rd, Taichung 404, Taiwan
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