Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in VALBONNE / NICE/France

11 June 2018

Post-doctoral position in VALBONNE / NICE/France

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Topic: Neural and synaptic bases of stress-nicotine interplay.

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the team of Dr. Jacques Barik at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC). Our 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.

We 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.

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

Applications should include a detailed CV, a short motivation letter and the names/emails of two referees, and sent to

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Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

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Jacques Barik
660 Route des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis
+ 33 4 93 95 34 43

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