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Team None : Tenure track position for in situ structural biology

This year, the CNRS is opening tenure-track positions that come with a starting package as well as a promise of tenure upon completion of the contract. This contract provides a dedicated financial environment upon joining the CNRS and includes moderate teaching activities in a higher education institution. These positions are offered on fixed-term contracts (CDD) under public law for a duration of 3 to 6 years. Following evaluation of scientific value and professional aptitude by a tenure commission, tenure is granted as a CNRS Research Director.

Among these positions, I would like to draw your attention to the « Structural Biology of the cell » position available at the interface between structural and cellular microscopies (Cryo-EM, super-resolution imaging, tomography ...), deadline August 31, 2022:
Within this framework, the Interdisciplinary Institute Neuroscience (IINS) and the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB) in Bordeaux, France are opening a joint call to select a group leader in « structural biology of the cell » with a particular focus on neuroscienceadhesive complexes and synapse biology, who would join the vibrant community of cryo-EM research groups located at IECB.
To express your interest in joining the IECB and IINS on these themes, please apply first to the IECB call for group leaders, deadline June 15, 2022

For more information, please contact (IINS) & (IECB)

Team CHOQUET : Engineer in super-resolution microscopy

Within the team "Dynamic Organization of Synapses", the engineer will be tasked to conduct super-resolution imaging experiments based on single molecule detection, STED, expansion microscopy, etc. for the study of the nanoscale organization of synaptic proteins.

He/she will be placed under the direct responsibility of the group leader and will work closely with the other researchers in the team to provide support to all of the team's projects requiring super-resolution approaches. He/she will also work in partnership with the other teams in the unit using these approaches as well as with the Bordeaux Imaging Center imaging platform and will participate in the team's internal and external collaborative projects. He/she will be required to work in international collaborations in this area. He/she will be responsible for the development of new sample preparation and image acquisition protocols. He/she will participate in the methodological and instrumental developments in super-resolution imaging carried out within the team. It will also process and analyze the corresponding data. He/she will provide advice and support to team members on these technologies. He/she will conduct projects, analyze, render and trace the results.

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Team ELEGHEERT : 2 ERC-funded postdoctoral research positions

2 ERC-funded postdoctoral research positions are available immediately to study the structure and therapeutic targeting of neuronal cell-surface receptors and protein complexes.

The projects will involve mammalian protein production, protein chemistry, biophysical interaction analysis, X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM and discovery of Nanobodies (Nbs).

The candidate(s) must hold a PhD degree and have less than two years of post-doctoral experience at the start of the contract. The candidate(s) should have a solid background in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or structural biology. Experience with (i) mammalian expression systems (HEK293 cell lines), (ii) biophysical analysis methods (surface plasmon resonance, isothermal titration calorimetry, microscale thermophoresis, etc.), and (iii) X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM, is preferred. The candidate should be highly motivated, a team player, and have a can-do problem-solving attitude.

The project will be carried out under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Jonathan Elegheert at the IINS in Bordeaux, France, which is recognised for its expertise in molecular and cellular neuroscience, and which is further embedded within the Bordeaux Neurocampus, a vibrant community of more than 700 neuroscientists.

For project details and all other inquiries, please contact;

Dr. Jonathan Elegheert
E-mail :
Tel : +33-(0)

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Team ROUX : The team is hiring!

Open postdoctoral position on ERC SociOlfa project. Motivated candidates can send their application and CV to:


Team TAKAHASHI : We are hiring!

We currently have open positions for two postdocs and one technical assistant.

The postdoc positions belong to the recently funded project “Cellular and circuit basis of attentional modulation of tactile sensory processing” (by ATIP-Avenir2020). In this project, we will apply in vivo imaging methods to investigate cortical sensory processing at the subcellular resolution (i.e., synapses, dendrites) in head-fixed mice performing a tactile task.

The successful candidate holding a PhD will show proven experience in neurophysiology (e.g., two-photon imaging, electrophysiology, mouse behavior) in addition to a strong scientific motivation. Programing skills in matlab or python are required.

For the Technical assistant position, the suitable candidate will have skills in one or more of: immunohistochemistry, epi-fluorescent/confocal microscopy, stereotactic surgery, handing and training mice, programming (matlab, python).

Please send your CV, a short description of research interest, and the name and contact details of two referees to

Team NAGERL : PhD position in Neurophotonics

Qualifications: Background and interest in experimental physics, optics or engineering, and brain science, exceptional self-motivation, autonomy and creativity and team player

Offer:  PhD project in the Nägerl team at the cutting-edge interface of optical method development, super-resolution microscopy and neuroscience, embedded in the graduate program EUR Light S&T and Bordeaux Neurocampus at the University of Bordeaux.


How to apply? Email i) a cover letter explaining your interests and motivation, ii) CV, and iii) a reference letter to: Prof. Dr. U. Valentin Nägerl (

Team NAGERL : Research engineer position in Neurophotonics for ERC project

The Nägerl team is recruiting a research engineer/lab tech/postdoc (depending on qualifications) to help build, improve, test and run new optical microscopy techniques, with a special focus on super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

The task is to optimize and apply them to living mouse brain tissue and in vivo.

You will implement, develop and use state-of-the-arts and innovative fluorescence labeling approaches, sample preparation, custom-designed illumination and light detection schemes and (computational) data analysis. You will work together with other team members and assist them in tackling the technical challenges.

high affinity for technology and all things optical is a must, troubleshooting, tinkering and general resourcefulness and ingenuity. Programming skills (Python/Matlab/LabView) is a plus, as well as a deep curiosity about the mysteries of biological phenomena and mechanisms.

The goal is to visualize dynamic cellular brain structures and processes, to see them more clearly and directly, more inclusively and contextually, faster and deeper, less invasively and less tediously so.

Beyond registering exciting new observations, we want to make neurobiological sense out of them. To help decrypt the wonders of synapses, neurons and the brain, nothing less!

The job is part of a ERC-Synergy project with a long-term perspective and a thriving and dynamic workplace environment in a major European research and training center for neuroscience and  photonics.