▪▪▪ Post-doctoral position for 2 years, starting in April 2021
▪▪▪ 35-42 k€ + benefits / year, depending on the experience of the applicant
▪▪▪ We are using state of the art circuit dissection in mice to pin point the functional role of neural populations of the insular cortex in emotional valence and anxiety, and to identify cellular and synaptic dysfunctions of those populations in stress-induced models of psychiatric pathologies
▪▪▪ We are looking for an expert of SLICE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY and SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY in mice
▪▪▪ The lab is part of the Bordeaux Neurocampus encompassing more than 50 labs dedicated to Neuroscience, providing an exceptionally rich environment.
▪▪▪ Send a CV including three references, and a cover letter describing experience, goals and reasons for the interest in this position (anna.beyeler@inserm.fr).
▪▪▪ Google scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=bTLNLBEAAAAJ&hl=en

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Postdoctoral position in Neurobiology of obesity and diabetes

We are searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the research team Energy Balance and Obesity 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 studying the molecular and functional heterogeneity of hypothalamic neurons implicated in food intake and body weight regulation.

This project is fully funded by an ANR (French National Research Agency) grant. The candidate will use specific genetic murine models, stereotaxic surgery, and viral approaches, associated with in vivo behavioral and metabolic assessments, molecular biology, and neuroanatomical analysis. The project will also involve the use of in vivo calcium imaging.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology/nutrition/or metabolism. Previous experience in the study of hypothalamic neuronal circuits in rodent models is preferred. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.

The appointment is for 2 years, but candidates will be encouraged and guided to apply for additional funding opportunities. The position is available starting from April 2021.

Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Carmelo Quarta (carmelo.quarta@inserm.fr) and Dr. Daniela Cota (daniela.cota@inserm.fr).

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Postdoc Position in sensory information processing and perception

The Cortical Plasticity group at the Neurocentre Magendie (Bordeaux, France) is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to join their group in 2020.

We are interested in the function of neocortical circuits and their pathophysiological modification in neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, we study sensory information processing and perception. To address this, we will use in vivo calcium imaging (two-photon/miniscope) and electrophysiological approaches (multi-electrode/whole-cell) in behaving mice.
We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive candidate with experience in in vivo electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging and analysis of this data. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the direction and conceptualization of the project. The appointee must have a PhD or equivalent qualification in either neuroscience, life sciences, medicine, or physics. The candidate should also have a good level of proficiency in English.

The team is based at the Neurocentre Magendie, an INSERM research institute, and a member of the Bordeaux Neurocampus — a center of excellence for neuroscience research in France. The day-to-day language is English, but support would be provided for learning French if the candidate so wishes.

The project is funded for three years.

Interested applicants should send a cv, brief statement of research experience and interests, and names of 2-3 references to Dr. Andreas Frick: andreas.frick@inserm.fr

A post-doc position in electrophysiology, optogenetics and functional imaging is available in the group of Dr. Nathalie Sans (Neurocentre Magendie).

We are looking for highly motivated researchers to analyse and manipulate hippocampal circuits involved in specific behavioural paradigms. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong interest in neuroscience with an expertise in whole-cell patch clamp, optogenetics and/or viral manipulation (preferably in the DG-CA3 network). The offered position is part of ongoing projects regarding the plasticity of the hippocampal network organization under pathophysiological conditions.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, physiology, or a related field (within the past five years and ideally is less than 35 years old). Candidates should be highly self-motivated, energetic, able to work independently and in collaboration.
There is some flexibility in the starting date, with preference within the first semester of 2020.

Applications should include a detailed CV with publication list, a brief statement of research experience and interests and at least two references to Dr. Nathalie Sans.

Contract length: 2 years


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