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Postdoctoral positions at Bordeaux Neurocampus

online 1/17/2019

Our new research team at the Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases at the University of Bordeaux recruits a post-doctoral researcher. The lab aims to understand cellular mechanisms of neuron-oligodendrocyte interaction during development, adulthood and their subsequent alteration in neurodegenerative disease. Using acute slices, we apply a combination of state-of-the-art physiology (whole-cell patch clamp) and functional imaging approaches, complemented by genetic manipulation, molecular biology methods and behavioural analysis. The research interest of the group builds on previous work of the Team Leader; see: or and is further exploring the pathophysiology of neuron-oligodendrocyte interaction.

We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate with less than two years after obtaining their PhD that has a background in bioinformatics ideally in combination with neuroscience or wet-lab experience. Applicants with other specialization (physics, bioengineering or neuroscience) possessing scientific curiosity that goes beyond their current research are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and has experience in single cell expression analysis and is willing to learn experimental neuroscience. Experience in python or matlab programming, data analysis and good presentation skills are expected. The post-doc will participate in shaping a challenging project and contribute to the research output of the lab in forms of collaborations, presentations and publications. The day-to-day language of the lab is English.

The University of Bordeaux with the newly formed Neurocampus project constitutes an exciting international and stimulating environment with worldwide recognition.

The post-doc position is for a duration of 2 years with starting date as soon as possible. The position is advertised until filled. After a pre-selection process, we will conduct skype interviews with potential candidates. Please send your application package in a single pdf including motivation letter, CV, list of publications and names of 2 to 3 referees.

Applications should be send by email to Arne Battefeld

(arne.battefeld @

online 11 January 2019

Available post-doctoral position in synaptic plasticity funded by ERC

We are seeking to recruit post-doctoral fellows expert in slice electrophysiology and imaging to study innovative aspects of synaptic plasticity. We have developed unique tools to monitor and modify AMPA receptor trafficking in vivo and would like now to apply them to study synaptic function with electrophysiological, molecular and imaging approaches. These approaches will be combined with behavioral assessment of memory function to understand the link between synaptic plasticity and memory storage, consolidation and retrieval.

We have developed innovative tools to control with light the accumulation or disappearance of AMPAR from synapses during LTP and LTD. In this project, we will use these optogenetic tools to analyze the role of synaptic plasticity in information processing by the brain. Altogether, this project will shine new light on the molecular mechanism of synaptic plasticity and will be linked to behavioral studies of cognitive functions using the same tools. The position will be financed by an ERC grant from D. Choquet for up to five years. 

For this position, we are seeking highly motivated individuals, with a proven track record of success, if possible immediately after their PhD, and in any case no more than four years after their PhD. The projects will be conducted in a stimulating and highly interdisciplinary and international environment in a newly established research building, a part of the Bordeaux neurocampus project (Bordeaux, France).

Please send CV and two references to:

online Dec 18 , 2018

Postdoctoral position in Neurobiology of obesity and diabetes (Bordeaux, France)

We are searching a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the research team led by Dr. Daniela Cota at the INSERM Unit 1215, Neurocentre Magendie ( in Bordeaux, France.

The research focus of the team is the study of the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. The project that the successful candidate will carry out aims at determining the role of mitochondrial CB1 receptor in the regulation of hypothalamic circuits playing key roles in sensing and integrating information about nutrient availability.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with Dr. Giovanni Marsicano’s team (INSERM U1215). Use of specific genetic models, stereotaxic surgery and viral approaches, associated with in vivo behavioral and metabolic assessments, molecular biology and neuroanatomical analysis are the main approaches required.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology/nutrition/metabolism. Previous experience in the study of hypothalamic neuronal circuits involved in the regulation of energy balance and metabolism using rodent models is strongly preferred. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential. The appointment is for 30 months.

The position is available starting May 2019 and is funded by the ANR.
Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Daniela Cota ( ).