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Ph.D. Student in Montpellier/France

16 June 2020

Ph.D. Student in Montpellier/France

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A PhD student position in neuroscience is open on neural bases of appetitive and aversive memories to work with Dr. Stephanie Trouche (; at the Institute of Functional Genomics, France ( Our research aims to study the neural circuit and mechanisms of appetitive and aversive memories in mice by combining electrophysiological, anatomical, behavioral (learning and memory tasks) and genetics-based techniques. The project involves stereotaxic surgeries, image acquisition/analysis, in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics and data analysis.
Profile: the candidate must have a background in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science or Engineering, and experience in rodent behavior. Hands-on experience in intra-cranial surgeries, electrophysiological recordings and data analysis (Python/Matlab) would be a plus. The applicant is expected to have very good verbal/written communication skills in English and a critical approach to scientific literature.
Funding: This position is for 3 years (ANR JCJC DYNAFEAR), starting from Fall 2020 or early 2021.
Applications include a 1-page cover letter, CV, a detailed statement of skills and contact details for two-three referees.
Selection of 3 publications of the supervisor:
Trouche S. et al., 2019 in Cell. A hippocampus-accumbens tripartite neuronal motif guides appetitive memory in space.
Trouche S. et al., 2016 in Nature Neuroscience. Recoding a cocaine-place memory engram to a neutral engram in the hippocampus.
Trouche S. et al., 2013 in Neuron. Fear extinction causes target specific remodeling of basal amygdala perisomatic synapses.

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3 years
Institute of Functional Genomics, Dept of Neuroscience

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Stéphanie Trouche
141, rue de la Cardonille
34094 Montpellier Cedex 05 - France
+33 (0)434 35 9223

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