Positions available (as of 2017 Nov)
Technicians/research assistants: 1 open for mouse colony management, breeding and genotyping
Undergrads/Full-time interns: open
Graduate students: this is an option only for those who worked full-time in the lab for more than 3 months as an undergrad or an intern
Postdocs: 1 open for exceptional PhD holders, preferably with expertise in ex vivo or in vivo electrophysiology
* Exceptional applicants can always make exceptions.
Why join the Kim lab?
Are you curious about how our brain processes various homeostatic and emotional states? The broad goal of our research program is to comprehensively understand the neural circuitry mediating homeostatic need states (e.g. hunger, thirst, coldness/hotness) and emotional states (e.g. anxiety, stress, …) in the mammalian brain, to determine how these states are assembled from diverse features and how dysfunction in these circuits leads to neurological and psychiatric disorders. We study these neural circuits with integrated anatomical and functional (both observational and causal) approaches, combining monitoring and decoding of neural activity with control of defined neural circuit elements, intact-tissue investigation tools (e.g. CLARITY) and utilize an array of techniques including optogenetics, fiber photometry, deep-brain calcium imaging using miniaturized fluorescence microendoscope, high-density freely moving neurophysiology, patch-clamp electrophysiology, rodent behavior, and molecular and viral methods. We welcome highly motivated and bright students from diverse academic backgrounds, including neuroscience, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, psychology, molecular biology, chemistry, and statistics. Neuroscience will unite all of us.
If you are passionate about studying the neural circuits underlying emotional behaviors and if you are looking for a position as a technician, research assistant or as a volunteer, please email Dr. Sung-Yon Kim (email@example.com) with your prior research experience, any relevant coursework, and an estimate of how much time you plan to spend in lab.
Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
We are seeking exceptional graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join a creative and multidisciplinary team of researchers, led by Dr. Sung-Yon Kim, in the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Seoul National University. We welcome highly motivated and bright students and postdocs from diverse academic backgrounds, including neuroscience, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, psychology, molecular biology, chemistry, and statistics. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, and the contact information for references to Dr. Sung-Yon Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org). Informal inquiries are welcome.