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Post-doctoral position in MARSEILLE/France

05 March 2018

Post-doctoral position in MARSEILLE/France

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The project aims at deciphering, anatomically and functionally, the circuitry of a poorly known neuronal population present around the central canal (CC) of the spinal cord and in contact with the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF-cNs) as well as its relationship with the spinal cord motor network.
The Host Team is part of the INT, a highly interdisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art facilities in photonic imaging, molecular/cellular biology and virology as well as a core facility in IT and scientific computing. We established as leader in the field of CSF-cNs in mammals and develops a multidisciplinary approach combining in vitro electrophysiology with Ca2+ imaging in transgenic mouse models to characterize this unique neuronal population.
The Project is part of a recently awarded international ANR grant and involves applying targeted viral neuronal tracing approaches combined to electrophysiological and imaging techniques in in vitro and ex-vivo spinal cord preparations. The principal objective will be to characterize CSF-cN circuitry in the spinal cord and demonstrate the interaction with the spinal motor network.
The successful Candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience with a proven expertise in cellular electrophysiology and imaging and some postdoctoral experience. She/He should have experience in small animal surgery (Animals Training Course). A background in molecular biology (transgenic mouse model, viral neuronal tracing techniques) as well as knowledge in programming and analysis software (eg. Python, Matlab, R statistic) would be a plus. The project will be conducted under Dr Wanaverbecq supervision, but the candidate should be autonomous and capable of developing the her/his line of research.
Send CV, a cover letter detailing research experience and interests, and two letters of recommendation.

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2 year (with possible renewal)
Aix Marseille University
Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone UMR7289

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Nicolas Wanaverbecq
27 Boulevard Jean Moulin

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