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

City: Paris

Country: France

Institution: Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Inserm, SU laboratory

Department: Neuroscience


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 “”.