A post-doctoral position is available starting Spring-Summer 2015 in the team of Daniel Choquet, at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience in the group “dynamic organization of synapses”, funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC) to work in an interdisciplinary environment on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of regulation of synapse physiology and plasticity, in particular combining electrophysiology and molecular tools on brain slices to study the role of AMPAR trafficking in synaptic function. (See Heine et al. Science 2008, Opazo et al, Neuron 2010, Nair et al. J. Neuro 2013, Constals et al. Neuron 2015).
The project builds on our recent identification of a new role for AMPA receptor surface diffusion in controlling both short and long term synaptic plasticity. By using very innovative molecular tools to modulate AMPAR trafficking, the expert physiologist will have a unique opportunity to investigate new aspects of synaptic physiology.
Candidates less than four years after their PhD with excellent past-record of achievement in brain slice electrophysiology will have additional expertise in one of the following: cell biology or high resolution imaging.
For application, informal information or pre-application discussions may be conducted via e-mail. Application should include a letter of motivation, a CV and a short summary of your current researches and center of scientific interest.
Please send CV and two letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Choquet, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, IINS - UMR 5297 CNRS / Univ. Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat - 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France