Job ID: 96929

The Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (NeuroPSI) is seeking to recruit new talented group leaders at junior or mid-career level

Position: Group Leader

Deadline: 5 December 2022

City: Saclay

Country: France

Institution: Université Paris-Saclay - CNRS

Department: Institut des Neurosciences Paris-Saclay


NeuroPSI ( is an institute dedicated to fundamental research in neuroscience at Paris-Saclay University (25 km South-West of Paris). The NeuroPSI research groups are organized in three thematic departments and address a wide range of questions in neuroscience, from molecules to cognition and from embryos to adults, using multiscale experimental and theoretical approaches. NeuroPSI recently moved to a brand-new building next to the NeuroSpin institute for brain imaging, thus forming the largest neuroscience cluster in the Paris area.

NeuroPSI will provide new groups with office and laboratory space and access to state- of-the-art core facilities for histology, light microscopy, transcriptomics, behavioral analysis, and data analysis, as well as animal facilities for aquatic and terrestrial species. Additional omics and imaging platforms are also available in close proximity. Paris-Saclay University is the highest ranked university in France and provides a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment combining science and engineering teaching with excellent laboratories in fundamental and applied science.

Candidates are expected to develop independent research programs in neuroscience. Projects in developmental neurobiology are particularly welcome in this call but we aim at recruiting several candidates in different fields of neuroscience. This includes animal behavior, neurogenetics, comparative neuroscience, neurophysiology and systems neuroscience, as well as neuro-informatics and computational neuroscience. Candidates

must either already hold a permanent position in a French national research organization or meet the criteria for applying for a position in the CNRS or University. Joining NeuroPSI as a group leader is conditional on successful candidates securing external funding (ERC, ATIP, ANR, FRM, etc.). The institute will also provide a starting package. NeuroPSI is committed to respecting equal gender opportunities.

Applicants should upload a single pdf file (max 5 pages) including a CV, a description of their scientific achievements and research program. Applicants should also ask three referees to upload their recommendation letters.

The deadline for application is December 5th, 2022 ( Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the beginning of March 2023 and final decisions will be communicated shortly after.