19 Sep 2023Job Information
Recognised Researcher (R2)
18 Dec 2023 - 23:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
To be defined
Hours Per Week
To be defined
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
We are seeking one PhD Student fellow with background in neuroscience. Our group is a multidisciplinary team and studies the role of G protein coupled receptors, including opioid and orphan receptors, in brain function and disease with an emphasis on reward/aversion processing, addiction and mood disorders. The laboratory develops customized genetic mouse mutants with targeted gene mutations to model psychiatric disorders and manipulate neuronal circuitries, and for drug discovery programs (see Otsu et al. Science, 2019; Bailly et al. 2023 Biological Psychiatry and Welsch et al.2023; Biological Psychiatry). Mice are characterized using sophisticated behavioral methods, calcium imaging, opto/chemo-genetics and neuroimaging approaches translatable to human research. The PhD student will work on hedonic balance and habenula. The goal is to map and identify the contribution of habenular neurons expressing opioid receptors in hedonic balance using genetically modified animals combined with calcium imaging and opto/chemo-genetics. This project is financed by ANR, France.
The successful candidate must have:
Master in Neuroscience /Pharmacology or equivalent and/or MD/PhD or PharmD/PhD cursus
Strong interest in mouse behavior and brain circuit analysis
High motivation to conceptualize and develop a research project
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work in a team
Experience or interest in pre-clinical neuroscience research in the field of mental healthRequirements Additional Information Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Where to apply
https: // jobrxiv.org/job/inserm-27778-open-one-phd-student-position-at-the- crbs-…Contact
https: // psychiatrie.unistra.fr/addiction-depression/recherche