This recruitment has ended (May 2023)

Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow (CCD-MBI-2023)

We seek a highly motivated and self-initiated applicant to join as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Collective Cell Dynamics in Mammalian Development and Reproduction lab at the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS. Our group is interested in how collective cell behavior emerges and links with biological functions in development and reproduction. We focus on cellular mechano-chemical coupling regulations in mammalian tissues and explore design principles of multicellular dynamical systems. I am looking for a candidate who is interested in applying interdisciplinary approaches to study about interplay between sperm and somatic cells in the male reproductive tracts.

The origin and roles of sperm cell dynamics in the reproductive tracts remain less understood despite their physiological importance (2022, Semin Cell Dev Biol). To better understand, we have used intravital microscopy for studying murine reproductive tracts, enabling us to observe the cellular and molecular activities in living mouse tissues (2021, Biol Reprod; 2022, Reproduction). Particularly, we will explore the fundamental mechanisms of how collective sperm dynamics emerges and links with reproductive functions and aging by combining live cell imaging, microfluidic device, and mathematical modeling. The successful applicant should possess strong leadership qualities, a passion for conducting research, and a creative approach to problem-solving. S/he should also be able to work both independently and as part of a diverse team.


The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. MBI may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


Interested and highly motivated candidates should apply by submitting 1) a cover letter stating why they are interested in this position, 2) a full CV with a list of publications, and 3) two academic references (with address, phone number and email) in a single pdf file to Tsuyoshi Hirashima (thira[at] with the subject label "Postdoc CCD-MBI-2023".

博士研究員(ポスドク研究員)募集のお知らせ (CCD-MBI-2023)


研究内容や応募に興味のある方は、平島 剛志(thira [at]までお気軽にお問い合わせください。お待ちしております。