Job ID: 100527

Postdoctoral position in cellular neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Contract Length: 2 years initial funding

City: Bordeaux

Country: France

Institution: CNRS

Department: Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience



We are hiring one highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to investigate the molecular, structural and functional organization of the glutamatergic tripartite synapse. In light of recent evidence that astrocytes are not just a mere ‘glue’ surrounding neurons but actively regulate synaptic connections, we want to investigate the molecular interactions that drive and maintain astrocytic processes in close contact with neurons and how those interactions dynamically regulate the structure and plasticity of synaptic connections. The project is to be developed in the team “Cell Adhesion Molecules in Synapse Assembly” at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (IINS) of the Bordeaux Neurocampus. IINS is a leading european neuroscience institute that covers diverse fields ranging from structural biology and biophysics to integrated physiology and behavior through cell biology and microscopy development. The lab benefits from an outstanding environment provided by Bordeaux Neurocampus, the Bordeaux Imaging Center and the University of Bordeaux.

Technical expertise (project)

The postdoc will combine whole patch–clamp recordings with single–cell RNA seq (“patch–seq”) , electrophysiology, expansion microscopy and live microscopy in the mouse hippocampus, where the role of astrocytes in synaptic plasticity is well established.

Qualifications (candidate)

Candidates with a demonstrated background and interests in cellular and molecular neuroscience, microscopy and synaptic physiology.

Preferred Qualifications:
• University degrees in Neuroscience
• Experience in patch-clamp recordings
• Experience in advanced microscopy techniques
• Regulatory training in animal experimentation (surgery)
• Experience in writing and publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers or preprints
• Ability to work independently

Applications should include:
• A cover letter describing your past research experiments, your research interest, career goals, and motivation to join our team
• A CV with the publication list
• Two references.


The full-time position is available immediately and initially funded for 2 years.

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