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Post-doctoral position at Laboratory of Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration, Strasbourg University
16 May 2018

A post-doctoral position is available at the Inserm Laboratory of Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (UMR-S1118) team, to study the role of the hypothalamus in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The team has previously identified structural and functional deficits in the hypothalamus of ALS mouse models and patients (Vercruysse et al, Brain, 2016; Gorges, Vercruysse et al., JNNP, 2017; for review see Vercruysse et al, Frontiers, 2018) and identified alterations in selected neuronal types in the hypothalamus of mouse models. They now aim at using mouse genetics, combined with pharmacogenetics, to elucidate the contribution of these cell types in ALS and FTD pathophysiology.

The project involves the characterisation of mutant mice at the molecular and cellular levels as well as motor phenotyping and energy metabolism.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Neuroscience. A solid experience in mouse behaviour and histology is required. The scientific expertise of the candidate should be documented by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. 

The 3-year position is available in October 2018.

Applications should include a CV, a letter of intent including a statement of scientific experience and interests, and the names and contact information of two references.

Please send your application as a single PDF to with Postdoctoral position in the subject line.