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Postdoctoral positions at Bordeaux Neurocampus

En ligne  28 Février 2018
Proposal for a post doctoral internship in Neuroimaging and Connectomics

Ginesislab is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the construction of the connectome of the human brain using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. Studying the human brain connectome requires both attention to anatomical connectivity and functional connectivity. The intrinsic brain activity and the various associated cognitive functions are necessarily constrained by the underlying anatomical connectivity, although the precise relationships between these two forms of connectivity are still far from being clear. The aim of this internship is to bridge the gap between structure and function and to understand how the vast repertoire of functional states of the human brain can emerge from its anatomical structure. This study will use structural and functional data from two large cohorts of participants (BIL&GIN n=450 et i-Share n=1850) under the supervision of two researchers of the Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle (GIN-IMN, UMR5293) experts in resting-state functional imaging (M. Joliot) and diffusion-weighted tractography imaging (L. Petit), respectively. It will also benefit from the collaboration with the Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab (SCIL, M. Descoteaux) expert in diffusion imaging analysis. A methodological support will be also provided by Fealinx, a company specialized in data management, with an opportunity of hiring in this company at the end of the post-doc internship as part of the development of its subsidiary specialized in medical imaging. The second phase of the internship will concern the predictive methods of the anatomo-functional organization of the human brain by using "machine vector support" classification methods, random forests or deep learning based on connectivity phenotypes identified in the first phase.

What is Ginesislab? Created under the aegis of ANR's public-private joint laboratory program and supported by the CEA, Ginesislab associates an academic laboratory, the GIN-IMN (UMR5293) specialized in neuroscience and neuroimaging, and the Fealinx company specialized in the deployment of information systems.
The main research areas are: 1) integrated management of brain imaging data processing, design and automation of local calculations or deported to computer centers,
2) development and integration of methods intra and inter-cohort variability analysis statistics for the purpose of classification and detection of healthy

Required knowledge? Candidates presenting a "computer science / data science" curriculum or a "neuroscience" curriculum will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Competence in medical imaging and anatomical and functional image processing;
- Competence in applied mathematics / statistics, multivariate analyzes, classification and prediction; - - Knowledge of development methodology and programming languages (knowledge in Matlab, Python and their environments will be appreciated);
- Rigor, autonomy and curiosity to get involved in a multidisciplinary project and multi-teams; - Good ability to communicate in English (oral and written).

To be eligible, the application must include: - A complete CV integrating the candidate's experience as well as his academic training; - Letters of recommendation from people who can support the candidate; - A letter of motivation for the post, detailed and personalized; - The candidate's publications (PDF format). Applications will be evaluated by analysis of the file and an interview by the co-directors of Ginesislab.

People to contact : Marc Joliot, GIN-IMN UMR5293 ; Philippe Boutinaud, Fealinx Starting: As soon as possible Durarion: 2 years (annualized contract) Localization : Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine, IMN, Bordeaux, France Salary : ≈2000€ net/month

Post-doctoral position in BORDEAUX/France   /   on line February 2018

The group of F. Gambino (CNRS / University of Bordeaux / France) is seeking a highly motivated, talented and self-driven neuroscientist to explore the neural computations performed by the dorsal prefrontal cortex of mice during decision-making. This challenging project will combine a wide range and unique set of electrophysiological, genetic, and optogenetic tools in vivo in the behaving animal to decipher the causal role of learning during a complex decision task but also, and for the first time, when the mouse learns to perform the task. The position is funded for a duration of 2 years .

The successful applicant will be working in our new Broca Neurocampus that brings together in the same place multiple in vivo skills (surgery, behaviors, 2P calcium imaging, optogenetic, electrophysiology…). It offers a unique environment in Bordeaux to decipher the neuronal underpinnings of complex behavior in the prefrontal cortex of mice.

Applicants must have a PhD with a neuroscience background and have deep experience with in vivo rodent brain research. Applicants should have experience in awake electrophysiology during behavior (single unit recording, tetrode and optrode, microdrive, opto-tagging,...), necessarily with strong interest in programming and big data analysis. Applicants are expected to have at least one 1st author peer-reviewed publication.

If you are interested in working in this field of research, please send your curriculum vitae, past research background and achievements, along with contact information for at least two references to: Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Job Information
Contract length:2 years
Institution:Université de Bordeaux
Department:IINS -CNRS UMR 5297
Contact Information
Frédéric Gambino
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience
UMR 5297 CNRS and University of Bordeaux
Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine
CS61292 Case 130 - 33076 Bordeaux Cedex
Phone+33 (0) 533 514 701