A post-doctoral fellowship is available at CNRS in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated scientists who will work in bioelectronic medicine.
Bioelectronic medicine is an emerging field, aiming at using small implantable devices to change electrical signals in nerves for treating a range of debilitating chronic diseases. Our lab focuses on strategies to modulate the immune response through peripheral nerve electrostimulation.
Your primary responsibility will be to contribute to a research program focusing on the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the regulation of the immune response by the peripheral nervous system. We have recently demonstrated that peripheral nerve electrostimulation inhibited type one diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis in mice. These studies have been published in Nature Biotechnology and Brain, Behavior and Immunity journals respectively. Our ongoing research activity is currently focusing on the impact of basal peripheral nerve activity on the inflammatory response. We are looking for a highly-motivated and self-driven individual who wishes to work creatively in an independent setting. Successful candidates will have received a Ph.D. degree in neuro-immunology or neurophysiology.
Experience in rodent surgery and/or nerve activity recordings is highly desirable. Positions are available immediately. Ò
We are located at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (https://www.ipmc.cnrs.fr/cgi-bin/site.cgi), which is a multi-thematic research center in biology. It benefits from its location on the exceptional site of Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s leading technology park: 2,500 companies, 10,000 students and researchers, and the presence of the main French research institutions in the field of biological sciences. The 19 international research teams take advantage of state-of-the-art equipment and high level of expertise in molecular & cellular biology, imaging, cytometry, electrophysiology, functional genomics and integrative biology.