Postdoc Position at Neurocentre Magendie

Closing date: Applications are open until the position is filled

Start date: Spring 2020

Location: Bordeaux, France

The Position

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.

The Candidate

The project is fully funded for three years. We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive candidate. Experience in electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging and the analysis of this data would be a plus. 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 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cv, brief statement of research experience and interests, and names of 2-3 references to Dr. Andreas Frick[email protected].

A few project-relevant publications from our team:

  • Aloisi, E., et al. & Frick, A. (2017) Nature Communications. 2017 Oct 24;8(1):1103. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01191-2.
  • Frick, A., et al. (2017) Elsevier. "Fragile X syndrome: from genetics to targeted treatments”. Editors: R. Willemsen and F. Kooy. Chapter 16, pages 323-334.
  • Haberl, M. G., et al. & Frick A. (2015). Structural-functional connectivity deficits of neocortical circuits in the Fmr1-/y mouse model of autism. Science Advances, 1(10), e1500775–e1500775. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500775.
  • Zhang, Y. et al. & Frick, A. (2014) Dendritic Channelopathies Contribute to Neocortical Hyperexcitability and Sensory Hypersensitivity in the Fmr1-/y Mice. Nature Neuroscience, 17, 1701–1709 (2014) doi:10.1038/nn.3864.

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