04/05/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Ph.D. in Neuroscience

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesNeuroinformatics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/10/2021 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Marseille
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ASTROTECH
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956325

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Project: Integration of astrocytes function in a computational model for the Neuron-Glial-Vascular Unit in the Virtual Brain

 

The researcher will be part of ASTROTECH, an European Training Network that includes 15 Ph.D. students in different labs all over

Europe. ASTROTECH will implement “training-through-research” by the development and application of innovative technologies &

methodologies, targeting the monitoring, the study, and the manipulation of the function of glial cells called astrocytes and their role and

interaction with neurons at multiple scales: from intracellular and subcellular synaptic level, to cellular and neural circuits to

behaviour, in both time and space.

Objectives: A) Incorporating neuron-glia-blood vessel coupling in the generative models used in The Virtual Brain. B) Constant interplay with partners to improve the model. C) Generating testable predictions to be tested experimentally in the same lab.

Expected Results: Generative model for The Virtual Brain and validation using a dataset of 19 mice (obtained within the consortium). The experimental model used by the other ASTROTECH Ph.D. student at INS can easily modeled in TVMB by changing the connectome and the glial-neuron interactions. The results will thus generate testable predictions, which will be performed by the other Ph.D. student at INS. Transfer of knowledge to TVB platform, with CODEMART company, and possible tests on clinical data.

Skills acquired: basic neuroscience, whole brain modeling; signal processing; comprehensive training on transferable skills

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Benefits

The fellowship comes with a competitive salary (beyond national averages) within the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme and with grant money for participating to training, conferences. 

 

In addition to the training providing within the "ASTROTECH" international program, the candidate will also profit of the local "Neuroschool" graduate program (https://neuro-marseille.org/) offering high-level training (in English language) in integrative neuroscience, research management and soft skills, within one of the largest neuroscience communities in France. Aix-Marseille University is one of few excellence-labelled universities (IDEX) in France, making of interdisciplinary research one of its main axes. Marseille is a vibrant city with wonderful natural surroundings and high-speed train and flight connections to many large cities in Europe.

The candidate will have the opportunity to visit and work in the other labs and private companies of ASTROTECH.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Selection process

The top-ranked candidates are then going to be interviewed orally and finally selected through a competitive, equal-opportunities procedure.

 

Applying candidates are strongly invited to make a parallel inquiry by writing to us directly, including a motivation letter, a CV, the name

of two references and any other information that you may wish to share.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Fluent in Matlab or Python

Experience in modeling in neuroscience

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Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS)
France
Marseille
13005
27 Boulevard Jean Moulin

EURAXESS offer ID: 636442

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