Job ID: 5416

Several positions in neurofilament biology (PhD, engineer & postdoc) in Lyon/France

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 March 2021

Contract Length: 3 to 5 years

City: Lyon

Country: France

Institution: Inserm - NeuroMyoGene institute

Department: Neuroscience


In the context of an ERC funded project, the laboratory of Dr. Bomont (NeuroMyoGene institute, Lyon, France) is recruiting several fellows.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates for neuronal cytoskeleton, to work on a project aiming at fueling innovation in fundamental neurobiology and therapeutic development.

Science. Major cytoskeletal component of neurons, Neurofilaments (NFs) provide the structural scaffold of axons and exhibit a rich functional diversity throughout the nervous system (Bomont, Curr Opin Cell Biol 2021 https://doi. org/10. 1016/j. ceb. 2020. 10. 011) . Important for physiology, NF genes are mutated in several peripheral neuropathies, producing mutant-NF aggregation that is shared by most neurodegenerative diseases in human. With such fundamental and clinical significance, our project aims at decoding the roles of NFs in vivo in a physiological environment, using the zebrafish model. This project has the ambition to decipher the regulation and functions of NFs, and to develop new therapeutic avenues for neurodegenerative diseases.

This project is multidisciplinary and will be conducted in an enthusiastic lab fascinated about the biology of the cytoskeleton, together with collaborators expert in mathematics and biophysics. If you are passionate about pushing the frontiers of neurobiology using live microscopy & OMICS in zebrafish, this project is for you!

Profiles. 3-year positions for 2 postdoctoral researchers and 1 PhD student, 5-year position for 1 engineer. Starting date ASAP in 2021, but due to the pandemic, we will accommodate the selected candidates.

For details on the profiles and how to apply: please visit our website and download the pdf of the offers.

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