Job ID: 116439

Post-doc Bordeaux Neurocampus Synaptic circuits of Memory

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 September 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2024

Contract Length: 2 years renewable

City: Bordeaux

Country: France

Institution: University of Bordeaux, CNRS

Department: Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience


The Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience of the Bordeaux Neurocampus Department is a world-leading internationally oriented neuroscience research center committed to exploring synaptic and circuit mechanisms of brain function in physiological and in pathological conditions. The team “Synapses and neural circuits in behavior” co-led by Mario Carta and Christophe Mulle is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) in Neuroscience to work on a collaborative project funded by the French National Research Agency on the Thalamus control of memory engrams in the retrosplenial cortex.

The project is based on elaborate circuit tracing and electrophysiological experiments in slices and in vivo, in adult head-fixed behaving mice, in combination with cellular imaging and optogenetic stimulations in the context of memory acquisition and consolidation. The successful candidate will work independently on his/her project, but interact closely with the PIs and collaborate with the teams of Bruno Bontempi and Matthieu Wolff at Bordeaux Neurocampus. She/he will be supported in her/his project by Noëlle Grosjean, a technical assistant, in aspects related to animal experimentation and behavior.

The position is available from January 2024 and initially for 2 years.

More information on the research group can be found at


  • Independent thinking and enthusiasm for research on the theme of synapses and neural circuits in behavior.
  • PhD in neuroscience (or in the final stages of submitting the thesis).
  • Prior experience with slice electrophysiology techniques and/or in vivo recordings of neuronal ensembles (2 photon imaging or electrophysiology) is a strong asset.
  • Ability to perform in vivo experimentation in mice.
  • Collaborative mindset, good communication skills and language proficiency in English

We offer

  • Freedom to develop a project focusing on the neural circuits of memory.
  • Excellent scientific infrastructure with state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Local collaborative environment through the ANR project, with a strong focus on science and research.
  • Extensive scientific training and individual mentoring by the PIs, as well as additional support for structured career development via the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the Bordeaux Neurocampus department.
  • Opportunities to engage in mentoring, and in participating in the Cajal Advanced Neuroscience training activities at the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.
  • Employment, salary and social benefits are determined by the CNRS.

We are looking forward to your application consisting of a short cover letter stating your motivation and research interests, a CV as well as two references. Please submit your application to Christophe Mulle and Mario Carta Interviews will first be conducted via video conferencing, followed by a possible on-site visit to Bordeaux at a second stage. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and considered until the position is filled.