Join us! Recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher

We are currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Neurobiology of Aging & Disease Laboratory. Present work in the laboratory is investigating the role of the mitochondrial translocator protein in inflammatory processes in aging and Alzheimer`s disease employing in vivo imaging to examine multicellular interactions between astrocytes, microglia, neurons and vasculature around AD pathology in AD mouse models.

The successful candidate will have expertise in in vivo 2-photon imaging and/or viral-based manipulation techniques and extensive experience with rodent models. Experience with quantitative behaviour analyses and experience with culture models an advantage. Position available immediately with ongoing funding available.

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) established in September 2010 is a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The School operates from two campuses – Yunnan Campus at Nanyang Technological University and a new campus at Novena. Our primary healthcare partner is the National Healthcare Group (NHG) which comprises an integrated network of primary healthcare polyclinics, acute care hospitals such as Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and national specialist centres. LKCMedicine delivers a new five-year undergraduate medical programme leading to a joint MBBS degree awarded by Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University. For further information visit the website at


  • Plan, develop and run experiments in line with project requirements.
  • Accurately document experimental procedures.
  • Work with and guide students (undergraduate & graduate level).
  • Contribute to writing papers, grant proposals and reports.
  • Report research at national and international meetings.


Minimum qualifications:

  1. PhD in neuroscience or related field.
  2. Knowledge and broad experience working with transgenic rodent models.
  3. Excellent organizational & communication skills.
  4. Accurate & precise record keeping abilities.
  5. Fluency in both spoken and written English.
  6. Ability to work both cooperatively and independently, and with minimum supervision.
  7. Strong work ethic and highly motivated.

Desired qualifications:

  1. Proven track record with publications in international peer reviewed journals.
  2. Expertise in in vivo 2-photon imaging and/or viral-based manipulation techniques.
  3. Experience with quantitative behaviour analyses and cell culture.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via email as a single PDF document: (i) a complete CV including a publication list, experimental skills and contact information for 2 referees and (ii) a statement of current and previous research (1-2 pages). Contact prior to application is welcome. Email:

Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

Dr Naik attends European Congress on Obesity & receives travel award for EMBO

Congratulations to Dr Naik for receiving a travel award from the EMBO workshop.

During May 2017, Dr Roshan Naik traveled to Portgal and Spain to present at two conferences.

1. The 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO)

Dr Naik presenting at ECO

17th-20th May 2017, Porto, Portugal

Dr Naik presented work in the form of a poster titled ” Metabolic dysfunction in Translocator protein knockout mice: role in inflammation”.




2. EMBO Workshop: Brown adipose tissue meeting

Dr Naik presenting at EMBO

24th -27th May 2017, Sitges, Spain

This workshop consisted of a small group (nearly 100+) of researchers working on basic, translational and clinically oriented work on adipose tissue; it was highly fruitful for networking and receiving important input on our work.


Two Ph.D. Scholarships in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

For more information on the Ph.D. program and application procedures visit LKC School of Medicine.


The project focuses on understanding how age-associated inflammatory changes contribute to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.

Employing in vivo imaging techniques such as two-photon fluorescent microscopy, PET, and MRI, in combination with cellular, molecular, biochemical, and behavioral approaches, inflammatory pathogenic mechanisms will be investigated in living animal models of aging and disease.

Two fully funded scholarship positions are available.


Open to domestic and international candidates.

Admission requirements:

  • Non-clinical applicants: At least upper second, preferably first-class honors degree in neurosciences or a relevant field.
  • TOEFL/IELTS required for international applicants, except those who are from English-medium institutions.
  • A valid GRE test score for applicants who are not graduates from autonomous universities in Singapore. Test dates must be within five years from the date of application. Applicants from India may use the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score of at least 90 percent in place of GRE. Test date must be within three years of the date of application.