• Reference : UMR9197-ODILEC2-079
• Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
• Date of publication : Friday, January 08, 2021
• Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
• Contract Period : 11 months
• Expected date of employment : 1 February 2021
• Proportion of work : Full time
• Remuneration : salary between 3936 € and 4143 € gross monthly, according to experience
• Desired level of education : PhD
• Experience required : 5 to 10 years
Conduct a project program on the neural mechanisms of decision making in a navigation model in the Drosophila larva.
• lead a research team
• decide on experimental strategies
• conduct experiments
• interpret the results
• present the results at a conference
• writing publications
• Coaching students and ITAs on the subject
NeuroPSI is looking for a very high level candidate, able to work in a team, with a strong competence in neurosciences and particularly in neurogenetics, and a record of publications whose quality allows us to consider recruiting for a research or teacher-researcher position within the next 2-3 years.
The work is carried out in the Cognitive Neurosciences and Networks Department of the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neurosciences. The main scientific objective of NeuroPSI is to understand the nature and logic of the neural circuits that control the behavior of animals when they interact with their environment. Various animal models are used and experimental and theoretical approaches are combined to understand how different types of neural architectures can perform brain tasks. The projects aim to determine how cellular interactions lead to neural populations, how these populations assemble into functional circuits and how these circuits operate to integrate different sensory modalities, generate behaviors and control cognitive functions. The studies also use comparative and genetic approaches to determine how the forces of evolution shape the brain and create individual brain diversity in natural populations.
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Functional studies of candidate pediatric cancers driver’s genes in a rare pediatric cancer.
The student will develop behavioral paradigms and new analyses based on the existing set ups in the lab (automated video-tracking, automated behavioral detection, quantitative behavioral analysis), by using both his/her ideas and existing protocols in the literature. This internship is also an opportunity to discover the Drosophila model, learn its advantages and other techniques used in the lab from Drosophula genetics to connectomics and functional imaging. The candidate will work in the team Neural Circuits and Behavior headed by Tihana Jovanic in Saclay (20 km south of Paris). NeuroPSI has state-of the art core facilities and the Saclay campus provides a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment mixing university and engineering schools, with excellent laboratories in fundamental and applied science. There will also be opprotunities for collaboration with the Janelia Research Campus (USA) and Institut Pasteur (Paris, France).
M1 and M2 internships available. The team of Neurogenetics of Drosophila, headed by Daniel Vasiliauskas, has a number of Masters (M1 and M2) projects available, two of which are highlighted here.
The hired individual (postdoctoral researcher) will contribute to research projects supported by an Equipe FRM grant, on morphogenetic mechanisms underlying eye malformations in the blind Mexican cavefish.
The « Computational Neuroscience » group of NeuroPSI Institute, and the European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN), recruit a postdoctoral researcher for the computer modeling of neural networks implicated in decision making, in collaboration with Ruben Moreno-Bote (Barcelona).