We are searching a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the research team led by Dr. Daniela Cota at the INSERM Unit 1215, Neurocentre Magendie (http://www.neurocentre-magendie.fr/cota) in Bordeaux, France.
The research focus of the team is the study of the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. The project that the successful candidate will carry out aims at determining the role of mitochondrial CB1 receptor in the regulation of hypothalamic circuits playing key roles in sensing and integrating information about nutrient availability. This project will be carried out in collaboration with Dr. Giovanni Marsicano’s team (INSERM U1215). Use of specific genetic models, stereotaxic surgery and viral approaches, associated with in vivo behavioral and metabolic assessments, molecular biology and neuroanatomical analysis are the main approaches required.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology/nutrition/metabolism. Previous experience in the study of hypothalamic neuronal circuits involved in the regulation of energy balance and metabolism using rodent models is strongly preferred. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.
The appointment is for 30 months. The position is available starting May 2019 and is funded by the ANR.
Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Daniela Cota (firstname.lastname@example.org ).