Job ID: 117004
Neurophysiology Research Position for Research Engineer or PhD Student
Position: Ph.D. Student
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Employment Start Date: 1 March 2024
Contract Length: 3 years
Institution: Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Inserm, SU laboratory
The CeZaMe group at the Sorbonne University has an opening position in neurophysiology for a PhD student or a research engineer (with potential application for PhD position on following semesters in case of interest). The principal objective of the lab is to provide a comprehensive characterization of how the cerebellum participates to spatial cognition by studying neural circuitry of cerebellar-hippocampal (and/or adjacent structures) interactions. To this end we employ various techniques involving in-vivo electrophysiology, optogentics, neuroanatomical tracing, and behavioural analysis.
The position is for 3 years and is full time (100%).
The successful candidate will be involved in tasks as the below depending on the skills and interest:
- In vivo electrophysiology in freely behaving mice (using tetrodes or neuropixels)
- Handling/working with live rodents and harvested animal tissues
- Constructing miniature tools for neurophysiology (electrophysiology/ optogentics)
- Histology and microscopy
- Offline mock analysis of electrophysiological data, including neuronal spikes, local field potentials, and animal behaviour using MATLAB, Python, or Excel.
- Good knowledge of English (speaking/listening).
- Eagerness to handle and work with live rodents daily.
- Genuine enthusiasm for hands-on work and practicals, such as constructing tools, setting up experimental conditions, and a strong desire to engage in it
- Critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
- Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication within lab and with internationally.
- Previous experience in electrophysiology, mice housing and handling, and programming using MATLAB/Python/R, etc., is a plus but not necessary.
- Candidates with a master’s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Neurobiology, Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, or other equivalent fields are encouraged to apply.
Please apply for the position by sending a CV and a brief motivation letter covering your previous experiences and future interests to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.