Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (CNRS‐University of Strasbourg, France)
A 2 year post‐doctoral position starting October 2014, is available at the Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (CNRS‐University of Strasbourg, France).
Our laboratory is interested in understanding how vision adapts to the day/night cycle and investigates molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the circadian clock system located in the retina in rodents. The project will examine how this local circadian clock is synchronized daily to the light/dark cycle and the relative contributions of the different retina photoreceptors in this process. It will involve a multidisciplinary approach, using various transgenic mouse lines and following techniques; immunohistochemistry, qPCR, laser capture microscopy, in vitro bioluminescence (classical or microscopy‐coupled), electroretinography. This project will be conducted in the frame of collaboration with the Department of Chronobiology, Stem Cell and Brain Institute of Lyon (France).
Candidates should be motivated and independent. They should have a background in neuroscience/retina biology and significant training in cell/explant culture and molecular biology.
Net salary: 2,100 euros.
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