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Group Leader positions in Neuroscience

Neuroscience in Bordeaux, France, has grown over the last 10 years to become one of the largest scientific communities in the field of Neuroscience in Europe.
Encompassing a total of 650 international scientists organized in 6 main independent research centers, 10 core facilities and the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, the Neuroscience in Bordeaux, France, constitutes an exciting international environment with worldwide recognition in the fields of addiction, brain imaging, synapse biology, memory and dementia, sleep, attention and cognition, movement disorders, pain and sensory functions, pathophysiology of brain development, nutrition and neuro-­inflammation.

We are seeking to recruit new Group Leaders at junior or midcareer level

We offer attractive start-­up packages and state-­of-­the-­art laboratories and infrastructures to young group leaders, typically as a first independent position, in order to strengthen in the fields including, but not exclusive, of physical chemistry of molecular assemblies, biosensors, structural biology, neuronal circuits, neurodegenerative diseases, integrated physiology including in vivo imaging, model systems, addiction, stress, traumatic memories, depression, anxiety, computational neuroscience, brain machine interface neuropsychology, primate modeling.

Two major site grants enable to position Bordeaux Neurocampus as a foremost center to meet the challenges of brain research. The Neurocampus project, fully supported by the University of Bordeaux, CNRS, Inserm and the Aquitaine Regional Government, consist into the extension of Neurocentre Magendie (+ 8 000 m2) and of the construction of a 12 000 m2 new building which will host laboratories, animal facilities and the Bordeaux Imaging Center. It will also support the installation of new international research teams, start-­up companies and medical patients association.

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We expect candidates to develop a competitive, independent research program in his/her respective field, local collaboration and integration into the Bordeaux neuroscience community. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree, with a record of outstanding training and exceptional research potential. Applications from abroad are expressly welcome. We strive to increase the proportion of female staff and expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a complete CV, a description of research interests (achievements and projects, max 5 pages), and 3 support letters independently sent to applicants-­neurocampus@u-­

The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2016.
Preselection of the candidates will occur in spring before onsite interview with an international board.

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