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Postdoctoral Position “TRP Channels in Neuroendocrine Control”

 

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Deadline: the position is available immediately; the search will continue until the position is filled

Contract length: initially 2 years (can be extended until June 30, 2026)

City: Homburg, Saarland

Country: Germany

Institution: Saarland University, School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine (CIPMM)

Department: Physiology / Molecular Neurobiology / Sensory and Neuroendocrine Physiology

 

Description:

We are looking for highly motivated researchers interested in novel roles of TRP channels in hypothalamic neurons that function as neuroendocrine master regulators. This project will also use and develop all-optical methods for TRP channel stimulation and recording by applying novel photopharmacological tools. The project is part of the Transregio/SFB 152 “TRiPs to Homeostasis”, together with other universities in Munich and Freiburg.

We use genetically-altered mice in combination with state-of-the-art physiology (electrophysiology, optogenetics, viral transfection, calcium imaging and high resolution microscopy, animal behavior etc).

The successful candidate will work independently on his/her project, but interact closely with the PIs and collaborate with other team members. Requirements are a PhD degree in physiology, neuroscience or related disciplines. Prior research experience with dynamic confocal microscopy and/or electrophysiology will be advantageous.

Apply by sending a detailed CV with a publication list, a short statement of research interest and at least two referees to trese.leinders@uks.eu or frank.zufall@uks.eu

 

Starting date: as soon as possible

 

Examples of recent publications:

• Leinders-Zufall et al. (2018)

  PhoDAGs enable optical control of diacylglycerol-sensitive transient receptor potential channels.

  Cell Chem Biol 25:215.

• Blum et al. (2019)

  Trpc5 deficiency causes hypoprolactinemia and altered function of oscillatory dopamine neurons in the arcuate nucleus.

  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116:15236.

• Trouillet et al. (2019) Central role of G protein Gai2 and Gai2+ vomeronasal neurons in balancing territorial and infant-

  directed aggression of male mice.

  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116:5135.

• Koike et al. (2021)

  Danger perception and stress response through an olfactory sensor for the bacterial metabolite hydrogen sulfide.

  Neuron 109:2469.

 

Contact Details:

Prof. Dr. Trese Leinders-Zufall or Prof. Dr. Frank Zufall

Kirrberger Str. 100, Bldg. 48

Phone: 4968411616350

Email: frank.zufall@uks.eu

URL: https://cipmm.uni-saarland.de/index.php/en/physiology


Postdoctoral Position “TRP Channels in Pathogen Sensing”

 

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Deadline: the position is available immediately; the search will continue until the position is filled

Contract length: initially 2 years (can be extended until June 30, 2026)

City: Homburg, Saarland

Country: Germany

Institution: Saarland University, School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Physiology and

Molecular Medicine (CIPMM)

Department: Physiology / Molecular Neurobiology / Sensory and Neuroendocrine Physiology

 

Description:

We are looking for highly motivated researchers interested in novel roles of TRP channels in pathogen detection mechanisms of barrier epithelia, especially in the airways and nasal systems. This project is part of the Transregio/SFB 152 “TRiPs to Homeostasis”, together with other universities in Munich and Freiburg.

We use genetically-altered mice combined with state-of-the-art physiology (electrophysiology, optogenetics, viral transfection, calcium imaging and high resolution microscopy, animal behavior etc).

The successful candidate will work independently on his/her project, but interact closely with the PIs and collaborate with other team members. Requirements are a PhD degree in physiology, neuroscience or related disciplines. Prior research experience with confocal microscopy and/or electrophysiology will be advantageous.

Apply by sending a detailed CV with a publication list, a short statement of research interest and at least two referees to trese.leinders@uks.eu or frank.zufall@uks.eu

 

Starting date: as soon as possible

 

Examples of recent publications:

• Koike et al. (2021)

  Danger perception and stress response through an olfactory sensor for the bacterial metabolite hydrogen sulfide.

  Neuron 109:2469.

• MacDonald et al. (2021)

  A central mechanism of analgesia in mice and humans lacking the sodium channel Nav1.7.

  Neuron 109:1497.

• Perniss et al. (2020)

  Chemosensory cell-derived acetylcholine drives tracheal mucociliary clearance in response to virulence-associated

  formyl peptides.

  Immunity 52:683.

• Bufe et al (2019)

  Bacterial MgrB peptide activates chemoreceptor Fpr3 in mouse accessory olfactory system and drives avoidance behavior.

  Nature Com 10:4889.

 

Contact Details:

Prof. Dr. Trese Leinders-Zufall or Prof. Dr. Frank Zufall

Kirrberger Str. 100, Bldg. 48

Phone: 4968411616350

Email: frank.zufall@uks.eu

URL: https://cipmm.uni-saarland.de/index.php/en/physiology


Post-doctoral position in Evolutionary Neuroethology

 

City: Liege

Country: Belgium

 

Description of the job:

A postdoctoral position is open to join the ‘Laboratory of Evolutionary Neuroethology’ led by Dr. Jean-Marc LASSANCE within the Unit GIGA-Neuroscience at the University of Liège in Belgium. The GIGA (https://www.giga.uliege.be/cms/c_4113263/en/giga) is an interdisciplinary biomedical research center offering access to core facilities including animal facilities, imaging, sequencing and viral vector production platforms.

 

Subject description

Olfaction – the sense of smell – plays a fundamental role in the life of animals and humans alike. Indeed, the detection of olfactory stimuli is a key determinant of many innate behavioral responses, from aggression to parental care. A central goal of our research is to understand how an animal’s innate interpretation of odors drives behavior, how this representation evolves, and how genetic variation modulates the neural architecture of odor information processing in the mammalian olfactory system.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow for an interdisciplinary project at the interface between evolutionary biology and neurobiology. The project focuses on performing behavioral experiments in rodents and profiling the sensory responses to stimuli corresponding to various ethological contexts using high-throughput sequencing approaches. The project will be conducted at GIGA, a cross-disciplinary environment which will provide the candidate with ample possibilities to learn new skills and methods ranging from imaging to single-cell sequencing.

 

Work duties

·  Perform behavioral experiments and expose animals to ethologically relevant cues.

·  Work in tight collaboration with the GIGA Genomics platform to coordinate the preparation and

   sequencing of samples.

·  Work in collaboration with the GIGA Bioinformatics platform to analyze Next-Generation Sequencing

   data.

·  Actively contribute to a positive and creative working atmosphere in the group.

·  Possibility to develop own research questions within the project aims.

 

Link to full ad: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/785507

 

Institution: GIGA-Research / University of Liège

Department: GIGA-Neuroscience

Closing date of the ad: July 21st

Contact Information: LASSANCE, Jean-Marc ; jmlassance@uliege.be; https://www.giga.uliege.be/


Faculty position: Chemical Senses, Nutrition, Metabolism, or Disease Research 

 

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Philadelphia, PA, (USA)

Open date: Apr. 26, 2022

 

The Monell Chemical Senses Center (www.monell.org) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at junior and senior levels. The Monell Center is the world's premier institution devoted to research on the mechanisms and functions of taste, smell, and chemesthesis and their impact on health outcomes through their effects on eating behavior, nutrition, and metabolism.

 

Link to the full announcement:

https://apply.interfolio.com/105918  


Tenure-Track Junior Professor Chair of Neurobiology of Olfaction

 

Center for Taste, Smell and Feeding Behaviour

Dijon (France)

Closing date: June 14, 2022

 

The Center for taste, smell and Feeding Behaviour (CSGA) develops research aimed at understanding the underlying physicochemical, biological, and psychological mechanisms of sensory perception and eating behaviour throughout life. More information can be found at  https://www2.dijon.inrae.fr/csga/index_eng.php.

 

We are looking for candidates to investigate the neurobiology of olfaction and the effect of the environment (internal metabolic signals and food) on olfactive perception in relation to eating behaviour.

Junior Professor chair are primarily recruited among researchers who have shown throughout their careers their ability to produce world-class research, confirmed by high-quality publications, with experience in project coordination and leadership. After a probationary period of 3 years and following a tenure review, you will be awarded tenure at INRAE as a research director (DR2) further to approval of the tenure committee.

 

A research and teaching agreement will specify the path you will follow towards full-tenure and enable you to acquire the qualifications necessary to become a full-tenure Research Director in your field.

 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

 

- French : https://jobs.inrae.fr/chaire/chaire-professeur-junior-h-f/cpj22-alimh-1

- English : https://jobs.inrae.fr/en/tenure-track/tenure-track-junior-professor-chair/cpj22-alimh-1


Permanent researcher position at Firmenich

 

Firmenich has a permanent researcher position with focus on “Psychophysiology of smell & taste” available - Human Perception & Bioresponses.

 

Job description

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2925195012/  


Research engineer position in CSGA, Dijon, France

 

Opening permanent research engineer position in CSGA, Dijon, France

 

Job description

 https://jobs.inrae.fr/concours/concours-externes-ingenieurs-cadres-techniciens-h-f/ir22-transform-1

Unfortunately, the job description is in French, but the application can be made in English.

 

Contacts

For any inquiries please contact charlotte.sinding@inrae.fr