[Comp-neuro] Master-PhD studentship:Studying the physiological synergy of different ion channels in neurons

luiza filipis luizafilipu at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 19:39:04 CEST 2018

M2 stage (April – July 2019) and possibility to continue with a 3-years
PhD, starting in October 2019, with scholarship already granted

Studying the physiological synergy of different ion channels in neurons

Following the recent award of a competitive National grant, we are looking
for a brilliant and motivated undergraduate student, with biological and/or
physical background, to perform a final stage at the last University level
(Master-2 or equivalent), starting April 1st 2019 or earlier if possible
and ending in July 2019. The student will receive a stipend of ~500€/month
for the entire duration of the stage. The objective of the project is to
combine advanced imaging techniques applied to neurons in brain slices,
novel photoactivable toxins to target individual ion channels and advanced
computational techniques to extract the precise activity of multiple ion
channels underlying neuronal signals. The student will learn patch clamp
and imaging techniques and apply those to test novel photoactivable toxins
targeting calcium channels. At the end of the stage, if positively
evaluated, a 3-year PhD with an already available scholarship from the
labex consortium ICST (http://www.labex-icst.fr/en) will be offered to
start on October 1st 2019.

The criteria for selecting the students will include (in order of


   The academic record of the student (notes) with respect to the
   disciplines associated with the project. (For students coming from French
   Universities, an average note of >13/20 in the M1 and in the first semester
   of M2 is compulsory to be considered).

   Motivation to carry on a career in scientific research as the following
   PhD opens the gate to further postdoctoral experiences outside France.

   Personal attitude to laboratory life including relationships with

Applications, addressed to Dr Marco Canepari (
marco.canepari at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr), should contain: 1. a CV based on
the academic record including notes (at least the most relevant and
recent); 2. a motivation letter; 3. (optional) one or two supporting
letters by academic staff or name(s) and email address(es) of one or two
referees who know the candidate. Applications are open until November 10th
2018 and the selected student will be decided by December 1st 2018.

More information on the project and on the research activity of our group
is available at:

Luiza Filipis,PhD Student
Equipe MOTIV
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de  Physique (LIPhy),
Université Grenoble Alpes et CNRS UMR 5588,
Bat. E45,  140 avenue de la physique, Domaine univ.,
38402 St Martin d'Hères cedex, FRANCE
33(0)476514731, Fax +33(0)476635495.
luiza.filipis at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
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