Postdoctoral position in Neurobiology of obesity and diabetes (Bordeaux, France)

We are searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the research team Energy Balance and Obesity at the INSERM Unit 1215, Neurocentre Magendie ( in Bordeaux, France.

The research focus of the team is the study of the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. The project that the successful candidate will carry out aims at studying the molecular and functional heterogeneity of hypothalamic neurons implicated in food intake and body weight regulation.

This project is fully funded by an ANR (French National Research Agency) grant. The candidate will use specific genetic murine models, stereotaxic surgery, and viral approaches, associated with in vivo behavioral and metabolic assessments, molecular biology, and neuroanatomical analysis. The project will also involve the use of in vivo calcium imaging.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology/nutrition/or metabolism. Previous experience in the study of hypothalamic neuronal circuits in rodent models is preferred. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.

The appointment is for 2 years, but candidates will be encouraged and guided to apply for additional funding opportunities. The position is available starting from April 2021.

Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Carmelo Quarta ( and Dr. Daniela Cota (