Postdoc positions in cellular physiology and tactile sensation

We are seeking two postdoctoral scientists for a project studying “cellular mechanisms for attentional modulation of tactile processing” at the Bordeaux Neurocampus in France. This project is funded by the Bordeaux Neurocampus and ATIP-Avenir program.
Attention dynamically controls sensory processing in the cortex. As yet, the underlying neuronal mechanisms, particularly at the cellular level, remain elusive. The project aims to identify the attention-related inputs emerging in the sensory cortex and determine the cellular mechanisms that integrate the attentional inputs into the ongoing sensory processing. The successful applicants will use and develop up-to-date in vivo imaging/recording (two-photon, wide-field imaging, patch-clamp recording) and opto/chemogenetic approaches combined with head-restrained mouse behavior.

The Takahashi lab is in the IINS institute embedded within the Bordeaux Neurocampus, a vibrant international community of more than 700 neuroscientists, which is located at the center of Bordeaux. Our lab provides an open, high-standard scientific environment to support the independent career of individual lab members.


• PhD with a background in biological or computational neuroscience
• Experience with in vivo imaging or electrophysiology is advantageous
• Solid programming skills in Matlab or Python
• Excellent self-motivation and team-working skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Please send a cover letter explaining your research experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information of two or three references to .

Job Information

Employment start date:

IINS – UMR 5297, Bordeaux Neurocampus

Contact Information

Naoya Takahashi
IINS – UMR 5297 – Center Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Carreire Campus – Université de Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux

+33 5 33 51 48 49