Job ID: 116564

Post-doctoral position

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 5 February 2024

Employment Start Date: 2 September 2024

Contract Length: 2-3 years


Country: France

Institution: CNRS

Department: Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology


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 integration of dopamine and glutamate striatal neurotransmission in the context of stress-related disorders (See Fernandez et al., 2018 Nat. Communications; Broussot et al., 2022 Mol. Psychiatry). The project received funding for 2-3 years from the ANR (National Research Agency).

We seek a highly-motivated and enthusiastic candidate with experience in behavior (operant conditioning chambers, aversive conditioning…) and in vivo fiber photometry or optogenetics.  Training in electrophysiology would 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 team and 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 January 2024    .

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