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Reference : UMR9197-JULBOU-002
Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
Date of publication : Thursday, November 18, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2728 € et 3881 € (before tax), according to experience and the CNRS regulations.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The team “Neuronal Circuits and Motor Control” headed by Julien Bouvier at the at the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (NeuroPSI) is looking for a highly motivated candidate for a funded 2-year postdoctoral position (1-year contract renewable). The contract can start as early as January 2022.
The postdoctoral fellow will have to implement state-of-the art investigations including genetic and viral-based circuit tracings, optogenetic manipulations in freely-moving rodents, behavioral tracking and kinematic analysis and electrophysiological recordings on brainstem/spinal cord preparations. He/she will also be expected to take an important part in the scientific life of the team.
We study the neuronal circuits that underlie movements with particular focus on locomotor, postural and respiratory control and their neuronal controllers in the brainstem and spinal cord. The candidate will work on a collaborative, ANF/NSF-funded project dedicated to unveiling the biomechanical and neuronal substrates of adaptive locomotion.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Neuroscience with a minimal experience and background in motor control and/or biomechanics. The ideal candidate has some of the following key qualifications:
- Ventral nerve root recordings in brainstem/spinal cord preparations ex vivo.
- Stereotaxic injections and/or implants in the adult rodent brain.
- Optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulations of neuronal activity in freely-moving rodents
- Kinematic recordings and analysis
- Elementary to advance knowledge with Matlab, R, or python.
The candidate must be resourceful, highly motivated, have good communication skills, be fluent in English, and sensible to a healthy, constructive, and collaborative team-spirit.
Knowledge in computational neuroscience, neuronal network modeling, and/or engineering will also be a valuable asset.
The successful candidate will work in a dynamic team of neurophysiologists. He/she will have access to recently acquired electrophysiological and optogenetic equipment and state-of-the-art transgenic mice and viral tools and will evolve in a highly international, multidisciplinary stimulating environment. The NeuroPSI institute hosts 22 research groups studying brain function from genes to cognition and is situated 20 Km south of Paris, at the heart of the growing scientific park of Paris-Saclay University.
Interested candidates should provide a statement of interest, a CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of at least 2 references who will be asked for a recommendation, to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 30th 2021.
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