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A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the “Formation and Interaction of Neural Networks” group led by Dr Elim Hong in the department of Neuroscience Paris Seine, located at the Institute de Biologie Paris Seine in the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France.

The focus of the project is understanding how early neurotransmission during spontaneous neuronal activity participate in the formation and function of neural networks in the brain and spinal cord of zebrafish embryos. The research project aims to understand how neuronal activity mediates axon terminal elaboration to influence neuronal network activity to modulate behavior. The project will include calcium and time-lapse imaging, optogenetics, electrophysiology and behavioral assays. Research in the group utilizes state-of-the-art techniques including two-photon and light-sheet microscopy calcium imaging, CRISPR-Cas9 technology, optogenetics, and behavioral assays.

The contract is initially for 12 months with the possibility to extend further. Application for post-doctoral fellowships will be strongly encouraged and supported. The candidate should have successfully defended their PhDs within one year prior to the start date. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in cellular biology, confocal microscopy, MatLab analysis and/or electrophysiology. Candidates who are highly motivated and independent are encouraged to apply. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with physicists, electrophysiologists and the Parisian neuroscience community.

The application containing a brief description of research interests, CV, and contact details for three references, including one from the PhD supervisor, should be sent to:

elim.hong@inserm.fr

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