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Call for applications : Assistant Professor position in Neurosciences at the Ecole normale supérieure

The Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in France and belongs to the Research University “Paris Sciences et Lettres”, a cluster of elite teaching and research institutions in Paris.
The Biology Department of the ENS focuses on four main research areas, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Functional Genomics, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and has established close links in research and teaching with the other ENS departments (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geosciences…) and PSL partner institutions.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurosciences

Basic qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by time of application. Candidates currently employed in France must be qualified in one of the following CNU sections : 65, Biologie cellulaire ; 66, Physiologie ; 69, Neurosciences.


The Assistant Professor will join one of the teams at the Institute of Biology of ENS (IBENS) in the Neuroscience or Developmental Biology sections. She or he will contribute to the excellence of IBENS research with an outstanding track record and research project, in an area that may range from molecular and genetic analysis of receptor function to network dynamics and behavior, including neurodevelopment. The Assistant Professor will have access to the animal houses and experimental, imaging, genomics and computational facilities at the IBENS.


The Assistant Professor will also have strong teaching and mentoring skills, or for those
without an extensive background in teaching, a commitment to make this a core component of their professional portfolio. She or he will participate in teaching several neurosciences courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels (the courses offered by the Biology Department can be found here).

Appropriate expertise, in particular a solid knowledge/experience of electrophysiology, will be appreciated. Teaching can be performed in English. In addition, the Assistant Professor will be involved in ENS entrance examination tasks.

Contact : recrut-mc-neuro-2017 chez

The formal application should be deposited on Galaxie between February 23 and March 30 2017