Job ID: 99995


Position: Group Leader

Deadline: 15 February 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2023

Contract Length: 18 months

City: Bordeaux

Country: France

Institution: University of Bordeaux

Department: IMN


Neuroscience Postdoctoral researcher opportunity to study synaptic adaptation in the hippocampus in response to early life stress.

Position Details

Location: University of Bordeaux, France

Neurodegeneratives Diseases Institute (IMN)

The full-time position is available right now (February/Marsh 2023) and for 18 to 24 months depending on starting date.

Role Summary

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our DNA team at IMN, UMR-CNRS-5293 in Bordeaux ( The lab studies the functions of dopamine in the “extended basal ganglia network” (EBG). EBG is a neural circuit controlling movement and emotional states (voluntary movement, associative learning, explorative behavior using processing of relevant sensory information, stress), but is also involved in neurological and psychiatric disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, anxiety). The main objective of this position is to establish the link between early life stress and electrophysiological adaptations in hippocampal formation. This project could be an opportunity to combine different approaches used routinely in the team (i.e.:  Circuit dissection using conventional tracers and transsynaptic viruses, electrophysiology in vivo (in anesthetized or head-restrained mice), Fiberphotometry in behaving animals) and anxiety-related behavioral paradigm.

Candidates with a demonstrated background and interests in electrophysiology and circuit neuroscience are preferred for this position.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • University degrees in Neuroscience
  • Experience in hippocampal recording
  • Experience in mice behavior and stereotaxic approaches
  • Regulatory training in animal experimentation (surgery)
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills, and knowledge of one or more relevant programming languages (e.g. Matlab; Python; R)
  • 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 and contact information of two references
  • Two references

Please submit your application to François Georges ( )