Neuroanatomy, Pain and Psychopathologies
The postdoc position funded by the ANR is available in the "Neuroanatomy, Pain and Psychopathologies” team headed by Ipek Yalcin.
Our research group investigates the comorbidity of chronic pain and mood disorders using mouse models (Sellmeijer J et al. (2018) J Neurosci; Barthas F et al. (2017) Biol Psychiatry; Barthas F et al. (2015) Biol Psychiatry; Yalcin I et al. (2011). Biol Psychiatry).
The goal of this project is to characterize gene expression alterations in excitatory and inhibitory neurons of the anterior cingulate cortex in animal models of chronic pain induced depression.
The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for sorting targeted cell types (TRAP or FACS), analyzing RNA-sequencing data and assessing behavioral consequences of functional manipulation of selected genes.
In our group and institute, the candidate will be exposed to a wide range of state-of-the-art methodologies (in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, photonic and electronic microscopy, mass spectroscopy) in a stimulating and international environment, across various fields in neuroscience research.
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in Biology, Neuroscience, or related fields, background in neurobiology research, knowledge of molecular biology, RNA sequencing data analyses and standard laboratory protocols, experience in scientific research of rodent animal models, strong team player and fluent English in speech and writing.
This is a full-time 2-year position starting from September 2019, with possibility for extension depending on performance. The remuneration package will be in the range of 2500-3500 brut/monthly according to previous work experience.
To apply, please send:
a letter of motivation (2 pages max)
the name and contact info for two possible referees
All the application should also be done on the https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UPR3212-IPEYAL-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN
Closing date: 2019-07-15
Employment start date: 2019-09-15
Contract length: 24 months
Institution: Institute des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives
Department: Neuroanatomy, Pain and Psychopathologies
INCI - 8 allée du Général Rouvillois
67000 Strasbourg - France