Announcement: Call for junior group leader_PsyNeuro_Paris

Call for junior group leaders

The Center for Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris-Descartes University and INSERM ( recently started its activities in a 4300 m² brand new building located in central Paris, on the campus of Sainte-Anne Hospital.
Ultimately, this new research center will host a total of 16 junior and senior teams devoted to integrated basic and clinical research. In addition to basic technical resources (cell culture, biochemistry and molecular biology equipment, etc…), research teams have access to
technical core facilities for microscopy (confocal, spinning, SIM, STORM, STED), an animal house (10000 rodents capacity), electrophysiology and functional ultra sound imaging, and behavioural phenotyping. These resources are dedicated to interdisciplinary basic and clinical research in psychiatry and neurosciences. We are looking for junior principal investigators who are broadly interested in interdisciplinary neurosciences, including genetics and epigenetics, neurodevelopment, psychiatry, neuropsychopharmacology, computational neuroscience, brain tumours, aging and neurodegenerative diseases, brain imaging and neurovascular exploration, using approaches ranging from molecular and cellular biology to cognitive and translational neurosciences, including mathematics, image analysis and physics applied to neurosciences.

Appropriate office and laboratory spaces for up to 6 persons and a start-up package will be available. Successful candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD degree, have strong postdoctoral experience and meet criteria for obtaining national (such as Atip-Avenir, ANRJC, FRM Amorçage or other equivalent grants) and/or international funding (ERC StG), and for French institutional research positions (INSERM, CNRS). These positions are intended for first-time group leaders.

Applications (in English) should be sent to, and should include in one single pdf ‘applicantName_neuropsy2017.pdf’:
- a 1 page personal statement explaining why you are interested in joining our new Interdisciplinary Institute,
- a 4 page research plan for the next 5 years,
- a full CV (academic track, publications, patents, awards and fellowships, invited conferences, and teaching/training experience),
- contact details of 3/5 individuals who can be contacted for recommendation letters,

Deadline for applications is December 1st 2017. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews, to present their past achievements and research proposal in front of the international scientific advisory board (iSAB) and to visit our structure by the end of April 2018. Please address any question regarding the call to Dr Thierry Galli, CPN’s director :