The laboratory of Genetics and Physiology of Hearing, led by Pr. Christine Petit in the heart of Paris at the Pasteur Institute, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to dissect the molecular and cellular processes involved in auditory perception in the central nervous system. The project involves characterizing the role of candidate molecules in the neurogenesis and neuronal plasticity of cortical auditory pathways using mouse models.
- The Applicant must have a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurosciences, or another related field, with a strong academic record demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Experience in mouse genetics, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, and mammalian cell culture is required. Proficiency in basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques is also a must.
- Experience with any of the following techniques is also highly desirable: gene editing, RNA interference, viral transfection, brain slice preparation and culture, primary neuron and iPS cell culture, electrophysiology, functional imaging, and high-throughput screening.
- Prior knowledge of the auditory system or another sensory system would be a plus.
- The Applicant is expected to demonstrate outstanding organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
The position is funded by the French National Research Agency and is available starting March 1st, 2017. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three references to Pr. Christine Petit, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position will remain open until filled.