We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a strong background in neuroscience and/or computer programming who is interested in studying brain network activities and communication non-invasively using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) in mice. Our group is a multidisciplinay team, and studies the role of G protein coupled receptors, including opioid and orphan receptors, in brain function and disease with an emphasis on reward/aversion processing, addiction and mood disorders. The laboratory develops customized genetic mouse mutants with targeted gene mutations to model of psychiatric disorders, and for drug discovery programs. Mice are characterized using sophisticated behavioral methods, optogenetics and neuroimaging approaches translatable to human research. The postdoctoral researcher will use fMRI in living mutant animals to characterize receptor function and drug effects on brain connectivity. Implications are in both basic and for biomedical research. The postdoctoral fellow will develop and use state-of-the art post-processing methods, and the research will take place at the Centre for Research in Biomedicine of Strasbourg (CRBS), a novel INSERM/University of Strasbourg Institute located on the campus of the Faculty of Medicine in Strasbourg France. The lab has access to a state-of-the art brain-imaging center including a 7T animal scanner with cryoprobe, and a vibrant community of neuroimaging specialists and researchers for both animal and human research.
Preferred Qualifications : Experience or interest in pre-clinical neuroscience research in the field of Mental Health Ability to work in a team
Start date : 1 March 2022