Job ID: 117465

Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics/Single Cell Biology

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2024

City: Bordeaux

Country: France

Institution: U1215 Neurocentre Magendie, Inserm, University of Bordeaux



Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Neurocentre Magendie in Bordeaux, France ( in an ERC-funded project.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Energy Balance and Obesity research team in the INSERM Unit U1215.

The primary focus of the research team is to investigate the neurobiology underlying obesity and diabetes. The current project aims to elucidate the molecular and functional heterogeneity of hypothalamic neuroendocrine neurons using state-of-the-art single cell molecular and functional profiling methods.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree or have submitted their thesis at the time of application. The ideal candidate will have experience in computational analysis of genomic data, machine learning for biological applications and biostatistics. However, we will also consider applicants from computer science, physics and mathematics with experience in machine learning or big data analysis and a strong interest in single cell biology. Candidates with a PhD in a biological or life science discipline and programming skills in a relevant bioinformatics language (Python, R, etc.) are also invited. Candidates will also be expected to write manuscripts, give research presentations and be involved in other projects of the laboratory. The ability to work both independently and in a team is essential.

Preferred start date is December 2024, but it can be negotiated. The initial contract will be for 2 years, but may be extended up to 5 years.

Candidates should send their CV, letter of motivation, list of publications and at least 2 letters of reference to Dr Carmelo Quarta (