Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Grenoble/France

02 March 2018

Ph.D. Student in Grenoble/France

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We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to perform a PhD training in the group of Dr. Decressac at the Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (GIN) in France. The "Brain aging and repair" team is particularly interested in elucidating the mechanisms driving neuronal senescence and to design therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases. Our research models includes cell lines, primary neurons, c.elegans, rodents and post-mortem human tissue. We use standard techniques such as histology, western blot and qPCR as well as more advanced technologies including Crispr-Cas9, neuronal reprogramming, super-resolution microscopy and viral vector delivery.
The proposed project is sponsored by the national agency of research (ANR) and has the objective to explore the role of metabolic pathways in the development of Parkinson's disease and to test therapeutic approaches.
The GIN is a very stimulating environment that includes cutting-edge technological platforms. As part of the Grenoble Excellence in Neurodegeneration (GREEN), the GIN belongs to the prestigious network of CoEN (Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration)
The successful candidate will be part of the University of Grenoble Alpes doctoral school. He/she will receive an extensive training in various aspect of research via courses offered by the university and the Inserm.

- Master’s degree in neurosciences (preferred) or biology;
- Strong interest in cell biology, neurobiology and metabolism;
- Previous research experience in molecular and cell biology;
- Experience in cell culture and rodent work (desirable);

Highly motivated students should send their application to Dr. Mickael Decressac ( including a letter of motivation, the CV and 2 references (no need to include letters, we will contact your reference directly).

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Employment start date:
Contract length:
3 years
Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences (GIN) - Inserm U1216
Team "Brain raging and repair"

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Mickael Decressac
Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (GIN) - Inserm U1216
Chair of Excellence University Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
Team "Brain Aging and Repair"
Bâtiment J.Edmond Safra
Chemin Fortuné Ferrini
38706 La Tronche Cedex
+33 456 52 0515

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