Post Doc Position for 2020
A 2-year post-doctoral position is available starting February 2020, to study retina regeneration in the mouse, at the newly founded Neuroscience Paris-Saclay Institute in Saclay (20 km south of Paris) dedicated to fundamental research in Neuroscience.
Upon injury, Müller glia cells can reprogram and acquire retinal stem cell characteristics. If such a process sustains powerful regeneration in fish or amphibian, it is however largely inefficient in mammals. The ambition of our lab is to uncover molecular mechanisms that would allow revitalizing their regenerative potential. The project addresses the original question of the interplay between inflammation and Müller cell reactivation. Although a subject of growing interest in the regenerative biology community, most remains to be discovered in this field.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques and preferably a solid background in neuroscience and/or stem cell biology. Knowledge in immunology will also be of high value. Skills in mouse in vivo experimentation is strongly recommended.
Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. and have less than two years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates should send a CV, a motivation letter andcontacts of two references to .
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).
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