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Location: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Closing date: 30th November 2019
Start date: 1st January 2020
A 3-year postdoctoral position, fully funded by the French National Agency for Research (ANR), is available starting January 2020 at the Neuro-Dol Laboratory (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Neuro-Dol is an academic research facility affiliated with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the University Clermont-Auvergne (UCA).
A highly motivated, independent and well organized individual is sought to conduct a research project to reveal pain neuronal circuits within the spinal cord dorsal horn. To achieve this goal, the successful candidate will combine cutting-edge electrophysiology, living cell imaging, transynaptic tracing and behavioral analysis in genetically modified mice.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Neuroscience and have a genuine interest in experimental biology. The successful candidate should be hard-working, self-motivated, and comfortable with surgical procedures in rodents. In addition, experience in patch clamp whole cell electrophysiology and/or multi-photon imaging is a plus.
The laboratory is located in a remarkable environment in France labeled by UNESCO, in one of the most livable cities in the country that is affordable, dynamic and highly recognized for its national leadership in the pain field. Located at the CHU Estaing Hospital, the laboratory offers a large (~ 750 m2) working area with high standards and multidisciplinary equipment. The laboratory organizes weekly pain seminars, national and international symposia, and regular extra activities for its members.
Laboratories at Neuro-Dol study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of spinal and trigeminal pain in order to implement new treatment strategies. We combine preclinical and clinical approaches to investigate the neurobiological basis of pain and its control. Our team, which just received a ANR Young Researcher award, is part of this dynamic and multidisciplinary strategy. In addition to being part of the Neuro-Dol task force, the successful candidate will interact with the scientific community, locally and at both national and international congresses.
How to Apply
Candidates should send a resume, short statement of research interests (max 1 page) and at least 2 letters of reference to [email protected]