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Research Technician post in PsychoNeuroEndocrinology Research Group, Imperial College London, UK

Closing date: 20 December 2020
Apply: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/MED02072/research-technician

About the role

Full-time MRC-funded 3 year full-time research technician post available in the PsychoNeuroEndocrinology research group of Dr Tony Goldstone at Imperial College London, UK starting early in 2021. This will join a research project on the novel gut hormone LEAP2, a ghrelin antagonist, in humans. This project includes investigating factors involved in its regulation, first in human administration and examination of its effects on eating and addictive behaviours. The post would suit someone with an MSc or MRes in fields such as Endocrinology, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience or Gastroenterology, with an interest in the fields of appetite control, eating behaviour, addiction, neuroimaging, and/or hormonal regulation. Experience in performing and interpreting immunoassays would be desirable but not essential.

Junior Group Leader Position, Interdisciplinary Institute of Neurosciences (NeuroStra), Strasbourg, France

Closing date: 31 January 2020
Enquiries and Applications to: Valérie Simonneaux, simonneaux@inci-cnrs.unistra.fr, and Jean-Christophe Cassel, jcassel@unistra.fr

About the role

The Interdisciplinary Institute of Neurosciences, NeuroStra, is an Institute of Research and Training in Neurosciences funded by the University of Strasbourg, CNRS and INSERM, and starting in January 2021. Gathering 10 laboratories (about 400 members including researchers/professors, administrative/technical staff and students), NeuroStra's ambition is to structure the research and training programs of the Strasbourg Neuroscience teams around their internationally recognized scientific strengths: pain, time processing in the nervous system, and neurogenetic and neurodegenerative diseases.

NeuroStra aims to recruit an outstanding junior scientist to develop a project in line with one of the above priority axes, which levels of investigation can range from molecular to integrated ones, including clinical approaches in humans.

The selected group leader will benefit from a starting package, and she/he will be supported to apply for complementary fundings and for tenured positions at the CNRS, INSERM or University of Strasbourg. The selected group leader will have access to state-of-the-art facilities in molecular and cell biology, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, cell and brain imaging, neuroanatomy, electron microscopy, and behavioral and physiological analyses. Appropriate laboratory and office space will be provided.

Applicants should be dynamic and early-career neuroscientists, with the potential to develop an innovative and independent research program, in interaction and collaboration with researchers from NeuroStra. Candidates must meet criteria to compete for national and international research funding and for French institutional research and/or teaching positions (CNRS, INSERM, University). Applicants should have excellent training background and publication track record and:

  • preferentially be within the first 10 years following PhD defense;
  • already have first name postdoctoral publication (in press or published);

Researchers holding a permanent position in France are welcome to apply.

How to apply

Applications in a single pdf file should include:

  • a complete CV, including the list of publications;
  • two letters of recommendation;
  • descriptions of previous research achievements (1-2 pages); 
  • a planned research project within the research domains of NeuroStra (2-3 pages);
  • 3 original articles (pdf) that the applicant considers her/his main scientific contributions to the field.

All applications will undergo a pre-selection procedure by the NeuroStra Steering Committee. Pre-selected applicants will be evaluated by an independent jury.