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POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN CIRCADIAN NEUROBIOLOGY


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  • Type d'offre : CDD 12 mois
  • Ville : Strasbourg (France)
  • Statut : Recrutement en cours
Date d'arrivée à l'ITMO : Lundi 17 Aout 2020
IntituléPOST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN CIRCADIAN NEUROBIOLOGY Nom des encadrants et leur gradeJorge Mendoza
Date de fin de publication31/10/2020Type de contratCDD
Date de début de fonctionJanuary 2021Rémunération brute mensuelle 
OrganismeINCI-CNRS UPR3212Contactjmendoza@inci-cnrs.unistra.fr
FinancementUniversity of StrasbourgFin31/12/2020

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN CIRCADIAN NEUROBIOLOGY

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Position
A post-doctoral position on the role of circadian clock of the lateral habenula in the control of behavior is available in the team “Light, vision and the brain” at the Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (INCI-CNRS UPR3212) in Strasbourg. This project is funded by the University of Strasbourg (IdEx 2020). The position is available from January 2021 for a period of 12 months.

Post-doctoral project
In mammals, circadian rhythms of physiology are regulated by a main circadian clock; the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus. Central clock mechanisms are also present in the epithalamic lateral habenula (LHb), a key nucleus for the regulation of monoamines activity (dopamine, serotonin). However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms as well as neurobiological role are not well known. Thus, using molecular, physiological and behavioral approaches, the principal objectives of the recruited postdoctoral fellow will be to determine to role of the LHb in the control of circadian rhythms in behavior and physiology.

Required education/skills
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated scientist with a PhD in Systems Neuroscience or related areas and have experience in research in rodents (in vivo and ex-vivo). Expertise in circadian biology will be highly valued. Applicants must have defended their PhD after January 2016. The PhD diploma must have been awarded by an institution other than the University of Strasbourg. In case the PhD has been obtained at the University of Strasbourg, a minimum of two-year international post-doctoral experience is required. The application file consists of a detailed CV, a copy of the doctoral diploma, thesis report, and a covering letter.

Selected publications of the team:
Mendoza J. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2019; 30(5):299-311.
Mendoza J, Vanotti G. Cell Tissue Res. 2019; 377(1):81-94.
Salaberry NL, et al. Brain Struct Funct. 2019; 224(1):19-31.
Mendoza J. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2019; 106:122-132.
Itzhacki J, et al. Brain Struct Funct. 2018; 223(6): 2641-2652.
Mendoza J. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behaviour. 2017; 162:55-61.
Blancas-Velázquez A, et al. Appetite. 2017; 117: 263-269.
Bainier C, et al. Neuroscience. 2017 ; 349 :229-238.
Salaberry NL, et al. Molecular Neurobiology. 2017; 54(7) : 5327-5334.
Feillet CA, et al. Addiction Biology. 2017; 22(2): 411-422.
Salaberry NL, Mendoza J. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2015; 6: 179.

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