post-doctoral position in in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetic and behavior

The Laboratory of Cognitive and Adaptative Neurosciences (LNCA, UMR7364) is a research intensive department of the University of Strasbourg characterized by a dynamic community of scientists driven by the desire to understand biological bases of cognition with diverse perspectives from genes to behavior (web site: The LNCA group “Neurobiology of Cognitive Decline” is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a PhD in Neurosciences or related fields. The position is fully funded for 12 to 18 months by a University of Strasbourg IdEx (initiative of excellence) support which requires the PhD to be obtained in a different university and after the 1st of January, 2012 (less than 4 years).

The research project of this fellowship concerns the neural circuits involved in different stages of a recognition memory task in mice. Behavioral, optogenetic and electrophysiological approaches will be combined to characterize and modulate the dynamics of inter-structure dialogs through local field potential oscillatory activities in freely moving animals.

The position follows standard French academic research salaries and is available the 15th of March 2016, although the specific start date may be negotiable. Candidates should ideally be able to apply to a Marie Curie or other fellowships. This post-doctoral position may also serve as a basis to apply for a tenured position at the CNRS.

To apply for this position, please send a curriculum vita with three references and list of publications, as well as a cover letter describing research interest and experience to Chantal Mathis ([email protected]) AND Romain Goutagny ([email protected]).

Download file Id Ex Post Doc For Lnca Strasbourg