Neurophysiologie et Nouvelles Microscopies lab
INSERM U603; CNRS UMR 8154; Université Paris descartes
45 rue des Saints Pères - 75006 Paris - France
Tel. 33 1 42 86 41 54 - Fax 33 1 42 86 41 51
email : etienne.audinat@ parisdescartes. fr
A 3-year postdoctoral position funded by the "Agence Nationale de la Recherche" (ANR) will be available in January 2011 to join an INSERM-CNRS unit of Paris Descartes University. The hosted group entitled "Neuron-Glia Interactions" led by Etienne Audinat is also affiliated to the "Paris School of Neuroscience" network of excellence.
A current objective of the group is to elucidate the role of microglial cells, the resident macrophages of the CNS, in different physiological and pathological conditions. The present project is focused on the role of microglia in epilepsy. The team has recently described changes in microglial cell functional properties in a model of status epilepticus (Avignone et al. 2008; Menteyne et al. 2009) and the postdoctoral fellow will analyze the impact of microglia activation on neuronal survival and activity in this model.
The project combines different approaches, including in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, molecular biology and histochemistry and is conducted in collaboration with the groups of Valentin Nägerl (Bordeaux University, France), Stephane Auvin (Robert Debré Hospital, Paris, France) and Bruno Lucas (Cochin Institute, Paris, France).
The successful candidate should have a solid background in electrophysiology and should be motivated by a multidisciplinary and collaborative research project. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
To apply, please submit a CV including a statement of research experience/interest s and a list of references to Etienne Audinat (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information at:
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