The Furukawa lab is currently seeking a postdoc who specializes in cryo-EM or patch-clamp electrophysiology


I expect all members of the Furukawa lab to vigorously pursue their scientific careers to their greatest potential. The lab members at all levels need to care about science and seriously think about how to make themselves unique in the field and how to make contributions to the science community and to the society. Every lab member is expected to be highly interactive and mature. Training and mentoring to boost your career path will be provided if you agree with our “Lab Culture.

Postdoctoral Fellows

If you are interested in conducting postdoctoral research in the Furukawa lab, please send Hiro an email at with a CV (containing contacts for 2-3 referees) and a cover letter describing your current/past projects, career goals, what you would like to learn from the Furukawa lab and what you will bring to the Furukawa lab. Qualified candidates should have at least one first author paper in a peer-reviewed journal. It helps if the candidates have solid backgrounds in at least one of the following areas: x-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, electrophysiology (synaptic physiology/single channel recording/patch-clamp), biochemistry, and cellular biology.


If you are a student from the Watson School of Biological Sciences and are interested in doing rotation in the Furukawa lab, please send me an email at (cc: AnnMarie Ballew to set up a meeting. If you are a student from Stony Brook University, please first speak to your program head to find out whether or not your program allows you to do rotation at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Once you get a permission, please contact me at the above email address. I would like to always create a room and an exciting project for inspiring students. The Furukawa lab offers a unique environment where students can learn multiple techniques including structural biology, electrophysiology, protein expression and purification, and basic biochemical and biophysics as described in “Research.

Research Assistant/Technician

Positions for research assistant and technician come and go. Please send Hiro a CV describing the followings: a list of scientific skill sets (ex. Mouse dissection, DNA cloning, RT-PCR, and etc) and administrative skill sets (ex. Basic computer skills and organizational skills) at (cc: AnnMarie Ballew