Call for group leader positions at the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience

The Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (NeuroPSI) is recruiting new group leaders at junior or senior level to reinforce and expand its research program

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NeuroPSI ( is a recently founded institute of the Paris-Saclay University (25 km south of Paris) dedicated to fundamental research in neuroscience. The 22 NeuroPSI research groups are organized in three thematic departments and address a wide range of questions in neuroscience, from molecules to cognition and from embryos to adults, using multiscale experimental and theoretical approaches. This year, NeuroPSI moves to a brand new building next to the NeuroSpin institute for brain imaging, thus forming the largest neuroscience centre in the Paris area.

NeuroPSI will provide new groups with office and laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art core facilities for light microscopy, behavioural analysis and scientific computing, as well as animal facilities for aquatic and terrestrial species. A large range of omics technology platforms are available in close proximity. Paris-Saclay University is the highest ranked university in France and provides a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment combining science and engineering teaching with excellent laboratories in fundamental and applied science.

Candidates are expected to develop independent research programs in neuroscience. This includes animal behaviour, neurogenetics, neuro-development and comparative neuroscience, neurophysiology and systems neuroscience as well as neuro-informatics and computational neuroscience. Candidates must either already hold a permanent position in a french national research organization or meet the criteria for applying for a position in the CNRS or University. Joining NeuroPSI as a group leader is conditional on successful candidates securing external funding (ERC, ATIP, ANR, FRM, etc.). NeuroPSI is committed to respecting equal gender opportunities.

Applicants should upload a single pdf file including a CV, a description of their scientific achievements and research program (5 pages), and have three referees upload their recommendation letters
by April 30, 2021.

The call closes April 30 at midnight but late recommendation letters can be sent to up to May 4 midnight.

Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed online at the beginning of June by our international Scientific Advisory Board and the NeuroPSI steering committee.
Final decisions will be communicated before the end of June.