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Post-doctoral position in Orsay/France

22 May 2018

Post-doctoral position in Orsay/France

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Applications are invited for a 1-year postdoctoral position to study the regulation of NMDA receptors by D-serine and glycine in cortical neuronal networks at the CNRS ENS Paris-Saclay located south of Paris in the charming Parc Naturel de la Vallée de Chevreuse
Our team ‘Biophotonics and Synapse Physiopathology’ investigates the regulation of NMDA receptors by their co-agonists at synapses and circuits underlying memory formation, motivation and decision making in the context of neuron-glia interactions in the healthy, aging and diseased nervous systemWe combine cell biology, biochemistry, optical imaging and cellular electrophysiology to tackle these different lines of research.

We currently seek a highly motivated and talented young postdoctoral fellow to work at uncovering the regulation of NMDA receptors by their co-agonists in the prefrontal cortex in the context of schizophrenia.
The position is funded by the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) for 1 year starting immediately. The successful candidate will apply for individual fellowships at EMBO, Fyssen and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. He/she will perform brain slices electrophysiological recordings of intrinsic properties, synaptic connectivity and oscillations in mouse models using conventional single whole-cell and local field potential recordings. The project involves close collaborations with international teams for performing behavioral assays and in vivo microdialysis to evaluate the functional impact of manipulating the functions of NMDA receptor co-agonists at specific cell-types.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Neurophysiology defended in the last 2 years and be experienced in in vitro and/or in vivo electrophysiology. Only candidates with at least one first author publication will be considered.
Please send a complete CV, motivation letter and two recent letters of reference to Jean Pierre Mothet

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CNRS - ENS Paris Saclay

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Jean-Pierre Mothet
Biophotonics and Synapse Physiopathology lab

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