Post-doc in Evolution of neuro-development and behavior in cavefish. Gif sur Yvette, France
The candidate will contribute to the ASTYCO project (ANR-funded) aiming at linking the evolution of genetic mechanisms of development of the forebrain and associated neuronal circuits with the changes in the behaviors they control. The model species used is Astyanax mexicanus, a teleost fish species in which some populations have evolved a cavefish phenotype, including important morphological (blind and de-pigmented) and behavioral modifications.
The 2 years postdoctoral fellowship
will start 1st September 2011.
The candidate will integrate in the DECA team (Développement et Evolution du Cerveau Antérieur) headed by Sylvie Rétaux, in the NeD laboratory (Neurobiologie et Développement) on the CNRS campus of Gif sur Yvette (25km south of Paris).
We are seeking candidatures of highly motivated individuals, preferably with background in fish developmental biology (embryology and transgenesis techniques) and molecular biology. Some knowledge in neuroanatomy will be appreciated.
Candidates should send a CV and 2 recommendation letters to Sylvie Rétaux