Offre n° 268 - Junior group leader position

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Date d'arrivée à l'ITMO : Lundi 23 Juillet 2018


Junior Group Leader Position


The Institute of Cellular & Integrative Neurosciences, INCI, is a leading research center affiliated with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), a French governmental research institution, and with the University of Strasbourg. Its 9 independent research teams comprising 150 staff members focus on three axes of research:

  • Communication & synaptic networks in the nervous system, addressing the mechanisms mediating neurotransmission, neuroendocrine secretion and the physiology of neuronal networks;
  • Nociception & pain, deciphering nociceptive signaling and networks, molecular mechanisms of pain, its psychiatric comorbidities and its treatments;
  • Neurobiology of rhythms, focusing on rhythms, pathologies and neuron/glia interactions in the retina, regulation of circadian clocks, melatonin, seasonal rhythms and sleep regulation.


INCI aims to recruit an outstanding junior scientist to develop a project in line with one of the above priority axes.

The selected group leader will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in molecular and cell biology, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and cell imaging, neuroanatomy, electron microscopy, and behavioral and physiological analyses. Appropriate laboratory and office space will be provided.


Applicants should be dynamic early career neuroscientists, with the potential to develop an innovative and independent research program, in interaction and collaboration with researchers from INCI and other research institutes. Candidates must meet criteria to compete for national and international research funding and for French institutional research and/or teaching positions (CNRS, University). Applicants should have excellent training background and publication track record and:

  • should preferentially be within the first 10 years following PhD defense;
  • should already have 1st name postdoctoral publication (in press or published);
  • should not have been affiliated to INCI for PhD training.

Selected candidate(s) will have INCI support to apply for tenured positions at CNRS or at the University of Strasbourg. Researchers holding a permanent position in France are welcome to apply.


Applications in a single pdf file should include:

  • a complete CV, including the list of publications;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • descriptions of previous research achievements (1-2 pages) and planned research project (1-2 pages);
  • 3 original articles (pdf) that the applicant considers her/his main scientific contributions to the field.

Send inquiries & applications to: Michel Barrot ( - Tel:  +33(0)3 88 45 66 33)

Deadline for applications is October 15th, 2018. All applications will undergo a pre-selection procedure by INCI Steering Committee. Pre-selected applicants will be evaluated by an independent jury.


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