in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Brain and Spine Institute, Paris, France
The Brain and Spine Institute – ICM – is an international brain and spinal cord research center whose innovative concept and structure bring patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly developing treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible.
A two-year post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr Brahim Nait Oumesmar (https://icm-institute.org/en/science-team), who has a special interest in cellular and molecular mechanisms of oligodendrocyte differentiation and remyelination in myelin diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. The post-doc project is linked with a broad programme, recently funded by the Progressive MS Alliance, and will focus on the development of high content screening of compounds inducing oligodendrocyte differentiation and further validation in relevant experimental models of multiple sclerosis.
The post-doc candidate would join a multi-disciplinary team developing advanced and innovative strategies for oligodendrocyte regeneration and remyelination, in a stimulating scientific environment. Various academic courses and internal meetings will be also available for the further development of the post-doctoral fellow’s scientific career.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
We are seeking for a highly qualified and motivated candidate with a PhD in neurosciences and 1-2 years of research experience in glial/myelin biology
Excellent training in glial cell and myelin biology
Good knowledge in glial cell cultures and experimental models of myelin disorders
Excellent expertise in the characterization of transgenic mouse models
Good training in immunocyto/histochemistry
Excellent training in advanced fluorescence imaging technics, image processing and data analysis
Good knowledge in molecular biology
Excellent spoken and written English is essential
Evidence of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
Ability to work both as a collaborative team but also independently
Excellent organizational skills and motivation
Autonomy, sense of initiative
Excellent communication skills
Applicants are invited to submit a full CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests and contact information for 2-3 potential referees, to Dr B. Nait Oumesmar.
The selected candidate is expected to start early January 2018.