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International junior fellowship - Tenure Eligible Investigator in Besançon/France

09 October 2017

International junior fellowship - Tenure Eligible Investigator in Besançon/France

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The Laboratory of Integrative and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté ( is looking for highly motivated, neuroscientist candidates to join its translational team, which focuses on neural circuits of mood disorders and cognitive impairments (decision-making, reward, perceptual systems, hedonic processes), and uses animal models, cellular neurophysiology, optogenetics, anatomy, and other approaches to study the impact of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS : rTMS, tDCS, VNS). The ideal candidate will have a PhD with emphasis on molecular and cellular neurobiology and experience with in vitro patch clamp electrophysiology and optogenetics. Experience with in vivo electrophysiology with a desire to combine it with in vitro techniques is also welcome. Additional skills (immunohistochemistry, behavior, ...) are a plus. The successful candidate will contribute to integrative neuroscience researches using rodents and molecular and cellular models in interaction with clinical issues to explore the mechanism of action of NIBS to treat mood disorders and cognitive impairments. He/She will teach and develop courses (lectures, tutorials, lab work) at graduate (Master of Biology & Health) level in English. He/She may also provide generalist teaching (professional projects, scientific communication, …). The position offers access to the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée of Besançon (; and the advantage of a rich scientific and technical environment: behavioral, microscopy, in vivo electrophysiology, cell culture, opto- and chemogenetic, laser capture microdissection and molecular biology facilities are available on site with dedicated technician. A starting 450 k€ grant (including salary and research budget) for a period of three years is provided. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience.
Please return filled application form [] by email to before December 8 2017.

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probationary period of 3 years before tenure
Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Laboratoire de Neurosciences Intégratives et Cliniques

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Yvan Peterschmitt
contact 1
Dr. Yvan Peterschmitt

Laboratoire de Neurosciences Intégratives et Cliniques - EA 481
Université de Franche-Comté - Université de Bourgogne - Franche-Comté
UFR des sciences médicales et pharmaceutiques
19, rue Ambroise Paré
25030 Besançon Cedex
0033 3 63 08 22 18

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Prof. Emmanuel Haffen

CIC-1431 INSERM, Department of Psychiatry, FHU InCREASe, CHRU Besançon, France
EA 481 Neurosciences, UBFC, Besançon, France
FondaMental Foundation, Créteil, France
French Association of Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology (AFPBN)
+33 381218154/+33 381218388/+33 381218817(fax)
0033 3 63 08 22 18 or 0033 381218154

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