The Institut du Fer à Moulin wishes to recruit a professor of Developmental Biology and Cell Biology, with a special interest in Neurodevelopment. Our institute, close to the Pierre and Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne University, is dedicated to the study of Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System. Developmental neurobiology studies are pursued at the interface of cell biology and biophysics to shed light on the fundamental mechanisms disturbed in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.
The professor will initially join the “Migration of cortical interneurons” team, with the aim of developing his or her own team. He/she will develop his/her own project, which may focus on any relevant aspect of neurodevelopment, namely the generation and migration of neurons and the formation of neural circuits (axonogenesis and/or synaptogenesis) under normal and pathological conditions. Imaging techniques on living cells, carried out at the cellular and/or sub-cellular level, would be particularly suitable, as IFM benefits from a state-of-the-art imaging service.
IFM’s platforms, including cellular and tissue engineering, allow the candidate to consider combining studies in model organisms with the in vitro development of normal and pathological human neurons.