PhD position at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL, Sleep-Team, University Lyon-1, France)
A PhD position is available to work on an ANR-funded project investigating how sensory information is transferred and gated from the periphery to the cortex in wakefulness and sleep, using the anatomically well-defined whisker somatosensory system as a model. This project will combine state-of-art electrophysiological methods with optogenetics in head-fixed mice, and will also involve the use of anatomical and behavioral techniques. For further details on the project, please contact Dr Nadia Urbain. The candidate should hold a Masters degree, with a background in either biological sciences or physics/engineering. The ideal candidate has previous experience in experimental work or signal analysis. Programming skills are desired but not required. We are searching for an applicant with a high commitment and curiosity about neuroscientific questions. Interested candidates are invited to send their application (including a letter of intent, CV, list of completed university courses and the name of a scientific referee) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be evaluated until position is filled.