Job ID: 5230

Post-doctoral position in Marseille/France

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 April 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Marseille

Country: France




A 3 years-long postdoc position is available in our team in Marseille to study the function of the cortico-striatal axis in the context of foraging (exploration/exploitation, vigor, sensory-guided navigation).

The project will combine the development of a naturalistic behavioral framework (based on open-science/reproducible tools) to study motor control and decision making, and manipulations of striatal sub-circuits during behavior (deeplabcut-live). The working hypothesis of the project is at the intersection of a theoretical model by the Timothy Versynen group (, and our recent work on striatum and movement cost (

The main requirement is being passionate about science. Knowledge of (or will to learn) hardware control for behavioral experiments and/or optogenetics in behaving mice would be a big plus.
More info on our team and the research institute we’re part:

Marseille is a fun city to live in and the lab is located at the entrance of one of the most spectacular natural sites in Europe: The Calanques National park (great for hiking, rock climbing, and free-water diving/swimming).

Formal application (CV, short research statement, 2 references) or questions to

Earliest starting date: 1st of April 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Starting date flexible.


Previous job ID: 28231