A 3-year PhD studentship, funded by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), is available starting October 1st 2017 at the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (INMED) in Marseille (France).
The PhD student will work under the supervision of Julie Koenig on a project aimed at tackling, using electrophysiological and optogenetical tools, how grid cells use sensory information to generate their spatial firing.
The PhD student will integrate the team of Jérôme Epsztein, composed of 8 scientists dedicated to understand how space and memory are coded in the brain. The candidate hould be highly motivated, enthusiastic about spatial cognition and open-minded. Anexperience in behavioral neuroscience and/or in vivo electrophysiology is expected. The candidate should also be willing to learn programming for data analyzes. INMED is a mixed entity of INSERM, a French governmental research agency, and the Aix-Marseille University, and is located at the heart of the beautiful campus of Luminy, close to the Calanques along the Mediterranean Coast. INMED offers a stimulating and friendly working environment, with more than 100 scientists expert on diverse fields of neuroscience.
Aix-Marseille university gathers one of the largest French community of neuroscientists and offers an international PhD program (‘Integrative and Clinical Neuroscience’) centered on a frontline interdisciplinary training.
Sent me a CV, your master’s grades, a motivation letter describing your skills and past experiences and explaining why you want to do a PhD on this research topic, and the contacts of 2 referees (my email : firstname.lastname@example.org).