Research Engineer Position In Mechatronics In Neuroscience (A*Midex Funding)

Universities and Institutes of France
February 01, 2023
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  • Organisation/Company: Aix-Marseille Université
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biological engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 01/02/2023 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: France › Marseille
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 39
  • Offer Starting Date: 15/02/2023
  • We are looking for a motivated, curious, and adventurous research engineer to join the Cortical Circuits Laboratory led by Ede Rancz at the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (INMED) in Marseille, France. The team is studying neuronal computations underlying behaviour in the mouse visual cortex. We recently developed a rotation platform for head-fixed mice (https: // which can be combined with visual virtual reality and neuronal recordings to study predictive processing in behaving mice.

    The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in developing open- source research equipment in the field of systems neuroscience.

    The post will be based at INMED with access to the expertise at the CENTURI Multi-engineering platform and the Makerspace. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with NeuroGears, a London-based creative research group combining robotics and neuroscience. The city of Marseille is a unique gem in the heart of the Mediterranean, culturally diverse and surrounded by magnificent nature.

    The post is funded by an AMidex grant until December 2024, with a possibility for a permanent IR/IE position afterwards. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. Starting time is as soon as practicable.

    Selection process

    Applications are considered on an ongoing basis

    Please send the following documents:

    CV, short motivation letter, contact details of 2 referees

    Offer Requirements
  • Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent


    Required competences:

  • experience with 3D CAD software (Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor or similar) and rapid prototyping (3D printing, laser cutting)
  • working knowledge of electronics and microcontrollers (e.g., Arduino)
  • ability to communicate effectively with both biologists and engineers / developers
  • interest in brain research, especially in mouse behaviour and neuronal computations
  • Desired competences:

  • MSc or PhD level background in systems, circuits or behavioural neuroscience
  • working knowledge of Python
  • experience with neuronal recordings, virtual reality, DeepLabCut or Bonsai-Rx
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Aix-Marseille Université
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
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  • Country: France
  • City: Marseille
  • Postal Code: 13007
  • Street: 58 boulevard Charles-Livon (Headquaters)
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