Internships

Working in a laboratory is the best way to find out if a career in research is for you!

NeuroPSI offers internships on a wide range of topics to satisfy your curiosity and your desire to progress in your professional goals.

NeuroPSI INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE

An internship committee, composed of one member from each department, Alexis Faure (Cognitive and Network Neurosciences), Marc Pananceau (Integrative and Computational Neurosciences) and Patrick Pla (Development, Evolution and Cell Signaling) is:

  • at the researchers’ disposal for publicizing available internship opportunities
  • at the students’ disposal for dissemination of their applications
  • at the trainees’ disposal to help them with their administrative procedures

NeuroPSI INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Bachelor internships

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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Internships are available in the Neurogenetics of Drosophila team, headed by Daniel Vasiliauskas.
How do closely related neuron types establish and then maintain their functional differences? And, how do genetic programs differ between individuals to create unique brains? Our team investigates these questions by studying how colour photoreceptor neurons in the retina acquire (during development) and maintain (throughout their adult life) their different colour sensitivities, and how natural genetic variation affects these processes in the wild populations. The internship projects will address specific questions within this broad scientific program and will be designed in consultation with the student to reflect his or her interests and goals. The student will use Drosophila genetics, immunohistochemistry, RNAscope-based in situ hybridization, confocal microscopy, and molecular biology. More detailed descriptions of two potential projects are in the following pdf.

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Master internship

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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M1 and M2 internships are available in the Neurogenetics of Drosophila team, headed by Daniel Vasiliauskas.

How do closely related neuron types establish and then maintain their functional differences? And, how do genetic programs differ between individuals to create unique brains? Our team investigates these questions by studying how colour photoreceptor neurons in the retina acquire (during development) and maintain (throughout their adult life) their different colour sensitivities, and how natural genetic variation affects these processes in the wild populations. The internship projects will address specific questions within this broad scientific program and will be designed in consultation with the student to reflect his or her interests and goals. The student will use Drosophila genetics, immunohistochemistry, RNAscope-based in situ hybridization, confocal microscopy, and molecular biology. More detailed descriptions of two potential projects are in the following pdf.

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SPONTANEOUS APPLICATION

If you wish to send an unsolicited application for an internship at NeuroPSI, please contact the head of the team that you wish to join.