We are searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the research team "Regulatory Peptides, Energy metabolism and Motivated Behaviors" at the INSERM Unit 1239 in Rouen, France.
The main research focus of the team is to investigate the role of the hypothalamic neuropeptidergic systems in the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. The project that the successful candidate will carry out aims at investigating the central role of the inflammatory chemokine pathway CCL5 and its receptor CCR5 on the hypothalamic neuropeptidergic networks involved in the control of energy and glucose homeostasis in physiological condition and in obesity associated with type 2 diabetes.
This project is fully funded by an ANR (French National Research Agency) grant. The candidate will use in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro approaches. The candidate will perform stereotaxic surgery, in vivo metabolic assessments, molecular biology, and neuroanatomical analysis (IHC, RNAscope, 3D iDISCO).
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neuroendocrinology/nutrition/or metabolism. Previous experience in the study of hypothalamic neuronal circuits in rodent models is preferred. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.
The appointment is for 2 years, but candidates will be encouraged and guided to apply for additional funding opportunities. The position is available starting from January 2022.
Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Nicolas Chartrel (firstname.lastname@example.org).