Job ID: 67046

2-yars postdoc position

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2022

Contract Length: 2 years

City: Bordeaux

Country: France

Institution: INRAE

Department:

Description:

We are currently searching a highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow with experience in electrophysiology for a project focusing on the study of the role of hypothalamic-mesolimbic neurocircuitry in the development of diet-induced obesity. This project will be carried out, at Bordeaux Neurocampus, in the laboratory of Dr. Xavier Fioramonti (NutriNeuro, INRA UMR 1286, Bordeaux, France, https://www6.bordeaux-aquitaine.inra.fr/nutrineuro) and performed in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Daniela Cota (INSERM U1215, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France http://www.neurocentre-magendie.fr/cota), which both investigate the neurobiological mechanisms of obesity and diabetes. Patch-clamp electrophysiology associated with the use of optogenetics, molecular biology and neuroanatomical analysis are the main approaches that will be used in the project. Patch-clamp experiment will be performed at the NutriEphy platform of the NutriNeuro lab.

We invite applications from candidates worldwide with a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology, and recognized expertise in patch-clamp electrophysiology. Experience in the use of optogenetics coupled with electrophysiology will be favored. Previous experience in the study of neuronal circuits involved in the regulation of energy balance using rodent models is strongly preferred. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team will be essential.

The project entitled “StriaPOM” is funded by the ANR.

You will be in charge of:

  • Conducting patch-clamp experiments in both the hypothalamus and the striatum
  • Analyzing and presenting data in lab meetings and congresses

Special conditions of activity: You will be interacting with other researchers, post-docs, PhD students and technicians of the team and contributing to the everyday life of the laboratory.