Job ID: 84594

Postdoc position in cortical inhibitory microcircuits

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2022

City: Paris

Country: France

Institution: ICM – Institut du Cerveau | Paris Brain Institute



A postdoc position is available at the ICM – Institut du Cerveau | Paris Brain Institute.  We are looking for proactive candidate with a curious mind-set and a strong interest in synaptic physiology and systems neuroscience. The candidate will be ‘under the scientific responsibility” of Joana Lourenço and Alberto Bacci (team “Cellular Physiology of Cortical Microcircuits”).

The Project

Our research mainly focuses on the cellular physiology of various elements of cortical microcircuits, the properties and plasticity of their synaptic connections and their contribution to the generation of various cognition-relevant network activities. Through our collaborators, we also study cortical circuit deficits in several animal model of brain disease.

We use a combination multi-disciplinary approach, with strong expertise in cellular synaptic cortical physiology, optical interrogation approaches coupled to mouse genetics and anatomy. For more information, please refer to our recent preprint: doi:

Your Profile

  • Successful candidates should hold a PhD degree (or are expected to complete soon) in neuroscience, medicine, physics, bioengineering, or bioinformatics
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Experience in in vivo imaging and/or electrophysiological techniques is required
  • Experience in general programming language is required
  • Strong motivation and committed is required

What we offer

  • Exciting experience in an international neuroscience community
  • The laboratory offers a friendly safe environment to express yourself scientifically
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisors
  • We offer expertise in the field of synaptic physiology of inhibitory cortical microcircuits

Additional Information

Your application consists in: full CV, letter of motivation (max. 1 page), PhD diploma and names of 2-3 referees. Please send your application via email as a single pdf document to:  and

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. We will contact applicants that passed the first initial requirements for an interview.