Postdoc Position at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC)

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Contract length: 2.5-3 years

Starting date: October, 2018

Closing date: Open until filled

The Position

The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC) are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the team of Dr. Jacques Barik. The lab has a general interest in understanding how rewarding and stressful experiences trigger neuronal and synaptic dysregulations that lead to maladaptive behaviors. The proposed project will aim at understanding the neuronal circuits that sense and adapt to stress and nicotine exposure, and how they reciprocally affect their impact on midbrain dopamine systems (See Morel et al., 2017 Mol. Psychiatry). The project received funding for 2.5-3 years from the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale.

The Candidate

The IPMC seek a highly-motivated and enthusiastic candidate with experience in ex-vivo electrophysiology to perform patch clamp recordings on brain slices. Training in optogenetics will be a plus. Strong communication and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration are qualities sought after. Language used in the Institute is English.


The IPMC is located in Sophia Antipolis, a European technology park, and lies 20 km away from Nice. Our Institute provides access to two animal facilities fully equipped for breeding and behavioral analyses, A2 labs for viral manipulations and imaging facilities.

How to Apply

Salary will be commensurate to experience. Contract Oct. 2018 – Jan. 2019.

Applications should include a detailed CV, a short motivation letter and the names/emails of two referees, and sent to Jacques Barik at [email protected]

Contact Information:

Jacques Barik

660 Route des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis

Phone: + 33 4 93 95 34 43

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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