Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in PARIS/France

05 November 2019

Post-doctoral position in PARIS/France

Job ID
25833
Place
PARIS/France

Description

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a fully-funded position starting in 2020 working with Michael Graupner (PhD) at the SPPIN (Saints-Pères Paris Institute for the Neurosciences, CNRS UMR 8003, Université Paris Descartes, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, Paris, France). The successful candidate will be involved in a multifaceted project dedicated to studying the cerebellar network during locomotion using calcium imaging and electrophysiological recordings in the awake, behaving animal, as well as machine
learning techniques for behavioral analyses.

The cerebellum plays a crucial role in the timing and coordination of movements, but the cellular underpinnings of such a task remain largely unknown. Our goal is to unravel the functional role of the cerebellar molecular layer network during acquisition of a locomotion task and adaptation to environmental changes. The results will advance our understanding of the cerebellar network and its involvement in generating coordinated movements in mammals.

Applicants should hold a PhD in or related to neuroscience. The ideal candidate has practical skills for in vivo experimental work, a background in neurophysiology, and a deep desire to understand the principles underlying the functioning of the nervous system. Programming skills in Python are beneficial. Good communication skills are a must.

For applications we request: (i) a cover letter including a statement of motivation, (ii) a curriculum vitae, as well as, (iii) the names and addresses, including emails, of three academic references.

Job Information

Contract length:
2.5 to 3 years
Institution:
Saints-Pères Paris Institute for the Neurosciences CNRS UMR 8003
Department:
Université Paris Descartes

Contact Information

Desdemona Fricker
please contact : Michael Graupner, PhD.
michael.graupner@parisdescartes.fr
CNRS UMR8003,
45 rue des Saints-Pères
75006 Paris

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