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Postdoctoral position in France

Serge Birman birman at lnf.cnrs-mrs.fr.
Fri Nov 21 06:07:55 EST 1997


A one year position is available immediately to work on a Drosophila
neurobiology project. 

Our research interest is to use Drosophila genetics and molecular
biology to study the mechanisms that regulate the expression and
function of neurotransmitters in the nervous system. We are focusing on
two transmitters: dopamine and glutamate, which are involved both in
vertebrates and in invertebrates in a vast array of nervous functions,
from the control of locomotion to learning and memory. These
transmitters are also implicated in several neurodegenerative diseases
in humans. We are studying late neuron differentiation and the genetic
regulation of transmitter-synthesizing enzymes. We also screen for new
marker genes for dopamine and glutamate neurons in the brain. 

Start date is march 1998 and is negotiable. The salary is 15,000 French
francs per month, which is about 30,000 US dollars per year. Position
is open to postdocs or visiting scientists. The candidate should have a
background in genetics or molecular biology. Further funding from other
sources could be raised if the candidate is interested to stay longer. 

Scientific environment is optimal both for Drosophila genetics (close
proximity of the IBDM, Developmental Biology Institute of
Marseille-Luminy) and for nervous system research (we are member of the
Brain Science Institute of the CNRS,
http://biblio.cnrs-mrs.fr/ifrcerveau). In addition, the South of France
and Mediterranean sea is a very nice area. 

For additional information, please contact Serge Birman by e-mail or

Dr. Serge Birman
Cellular and Functional Neurobiology Laboratory 
CNRS - Institute of Brain Science
31, chemin Joseph-Aiguier
F-13402 Marseille Cedex 9, FRANCE
phone: +33 491 16 43 11
fax: +33 491 16 44 95
e-mail: birman at lnf.cnrs-mrs.fr

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