mardi 24 janvier 2017
Call for Applications
Département de biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure
46 rue d'Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05
Call for applications:
Assistant Professor position in Neurosciences
at the Ecole normale supérieure
The Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in France and belongs to the Research University “Paris Sciences et Lettres”, a cluster of elite teaching and research institutions in Paris. The Biology Department of the ENS (http://www.biologie.ens.fr/depbio/) focuses on four main research areas, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Functional Genomics, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and has established close links in research and teaching with the other ENS departments (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geosciences…) and PSL partner institutions.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurosciences
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by time of application. French candidates
must be qualified in one of the following CNU sections: 65, Biologie cellulaire;
66, Physiologie; 69, Neurosciences.
The Assistant Professor will join one of the teams at the Institute of Biology of ENS (IBENS)
in the Neuroscience or Developmental Biology sections. She or he will contribute to the
excellence of IBENS research with an outstanding track record and research project, in an
area that may range from molecular and genetic analysis of receptor function to network
dynamics and behavior, including neurodevelopment. The Assistant Professor will have
access to the animal houses and experimental, imaging, genomics and computational facilities
at the IBENS.
The Assistant Professor will also have strong teaching and mentoring skills, or for those
without an extensive background in teaching, a commitment to make this a core component of
their professional portfolio. She or he will participate in teaching several neurosciences
courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels (the courses offered by the Biology
Department can be found here:
Appropriate expertise, in particular a solid knowledge/experience of electrophysiology, will
be appreciated. Teaching can be performed in English. In addition, the Assistant Professor
will be involved in ENS entrance examination tasks.
The formal application should be deposited on Galaxie (https://galaxie.enseignementsuprecherche.
gouv.fr) between February 23 and March 30 2017