Postdoctoral Position, Paris Brain Institute

Posted 9/10/2021

The Team
Yasmine Cantaut-Belarif is a CNRS researcher at the Paris Brain Institute. Her work aims to unravel the mechanisms by which the Reissner fiber, an acellular thread bathing in the cerebrospinal fluid, influences body axis morphogenesis.

The Position  
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to join a 3-year funded research programme in developmental neuroscience. The aim of the programme is to identify the mechanisms by which the Reissner fiber is maintained over time in the brain and spinal cord cavites to ensure a correct body shape and spine alignment at post-embryonic stages. To address this question, the candidate will combine the power of genetics and in vivo imaging in zebrafish and develop approaches including gain/loss of function, structural/functional analysis of transgenic lines.

One-year renewable contract (3 years total)
Starting date: January 2022 (flexible)
Selection Criteria

  • PhD / MD-PhD in cell/developmental biology and neuroscience. 
  • Significant expertise in imaging, cell and molecular biology. Programming will be a plus
  • Previous experience in zebrafish is welcome but not required
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivation and creativity

How to Apply  
Send a cover letter, CV, list of publications and 2 reference letters to

Last Updated 09/16/2021