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PhD Student and Postdoc Positions in Spinal Cord Regeneration Research – Institute of Biology Valrose, Nice (France)

Posted by , on 8 September 2022

Location: Institute of Biology Valrose (iBV), University Côte d'Azur – Nice (France)

Closing Date: 7 September 2023

We invite applications for PhD Student and Postdoc positions at the Institute of Biology Valrose in Nice, France. Our lab uses zebrafish and mouse models to study Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Regeneration.

While in adult mammals (including humans) spinal cord injury causes lifelong paralysis, zebrafish possess an astounding capacity to regenerate and recover function after a paralyzing injury. We are interested in the following questions: What are the factors and mechanisms allowing innate spinal cord regeneration to occur? How are these mechanisms regulated? Can regeneration in adult mammals be enhanced by re-establishment of innate pro-regenerative programs?

We are looking for curiosity-driven, motivated and ambitious candidates with interest for regenerative biology and neuroscience. We strongly value team spirit, a positive work environment and collaborations. Enthusiasm for working with zebrafish and/or mice is essential. Candidates should be fluent in English, as it is the working language in the laboratory.

The Institute of Biology Valrose is a research Center of Excellence at the University of Côte d’Azur and offers a vibrant research environment with national and international scientists and collaborations ( Nice is located on the French Riviera and offers amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Please send your application in a single PDF, including (1) a cover letter that includes a description of research interests and experience, (2) CV and (3) contact information of 2 or more references to Review of applications will begin immediately, and positions will remain open until filled. Start date: March 2023.

Closing Date: 7 September 2023

Scientific fields: Regeneration

Model systems: Zebrafish, Mouse

Duration: Fixed term

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