Job Opportunity

Post doctoral positions:

We are currently seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows wishing to work on a project designed to elucidate the neural mechanism underlying volitional hand and arm movement in non-human primates. Our ongoing work focuses on the sensorimotor integration at the subcortical level including spinal cord and brainstem. Cortical (corticospinal) modulation of their mode of integration is also investigated. A variety of approach to dissect subcortical neuronal circuitry has been established in our lab. The successful candidates will be encouraged to apply these techniques and engage in the independent project for three or more years (depending on their performance).

We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals with;

  1. Ph.D in neuroscience, psychology, biology, or other related disciplines with one or more publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Proficiency in either electrophysiology, optogenetics, or neuroanatomical analysis.
  3. Proficiency in programming (e.g. MATLAB).
  4. Proficiency in written and spoken English.


Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter indicating current and future research interests, 2) curriculum vitae including three referees, and 3) reprints of first author peer-reviewed publications to

Inquiry: Dr. Kazuhiko Seki, Director, Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), 4-1-1 Ogawahigashicho, Kodaira, Tokyo, 187-8502 JAPAN, Tel: +81-42-346-1724, Fax: +81-42-346-1754, Email: seki[AT] (Please change [AT] to @.)