Job ID: 118535

Post-doctoral Position in Systems Neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Employment Start Date: 3 June 2024

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Marseille

Country: France

Institution: INMED



The “Neural Determinants of Spatial Cognition lab” led by Jérôme Epsztein at the Institute of Neurobiology of the Mediterranean (INMED,, Marseille, France) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (3 years position) to work on the cellular/circuit mechanisms of spatial coding and memory. To address this question, we develop and apply new techniques to perform intracellular/extracellular recordings and manipulations in awake rodents navigating real or virtual environments. The project will notably benefit from state-of-the-art in vivo voltage imaging techniques available through the CircuitPhotonics platform at INMED.

The overall goal of the project is to use newly developed techniques for long-term in vivo imaging of neuronal membrane potential available at the CircuitPhotonics platform at INMED ( led by Rosa Cossart), coupled with virtual navigation for head-fixed rodents in the Epsztein lab (Bourboulou et al., 2019), to address fundamental questions about the cellular determinants of place cell activation.

We are looking for independent and highly motivated candidates with a background in systems neuroscience and/or computer science, and experience in in vivo imaging, data analysis and experimental work with rodents is highly desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will contribute to experimental design and perform voltage imaging experiments in head-fixed mice navigating in a VR environment. Excellent statistical and computational modelling skills are a plus.

The INMED institute, located at the entrance of the Calanques national park (, offers a vibrant and stimulating working environment. As required by the funding agency (AMIDEX Excellence Initiative of the University of Aix-Marseille), candidates should currently be working in a non-French institution.

Interested candidates should send a short letter describing their research interests and their CV, including the names and contact details of three referees, by email to