Post-doc: inhibitory circuits of the prefrontal cortex (Institut du Cerveau, Paris)


A Postdoctoral position is available at the ICM (Institut du Cerveau), Paris Brain Institute, in the group of Alberto Bacci.
Our research mainly focuses on the cellular physiology of various elements of cortical microcircuits, the properties and plasticity of their synaptic connections and their contribution to the generation of various cognition-relevant network activities. Through our collaborators, we also study cortical circuit deficits in several animal models of brain disease.

The successful candidate will work on inhibitory circuits of the prefrontal cortex of mice. This project is funded by an ERA-Net NEURON international consortium, and it is focused on GABAergic interneuron
dysfunctions affecting the functional state of the prefrontal cortical network in an animal model of Down syndrome

We use a combination of single and multiple-cell electrophysiology, 2-photon imaging and in vivo electrophysiology, pharmacology, anatomy, immunocytochemistry, molecular manipulations of specific neuron types and computational approaches (through established collaborations).


Applicants with a strong background in in vivo electrophysiology and/or computational neuroscience will be preferred. Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

How to apply?

Applications must consist of a single pdf file and must be sent to (subject line must be: Postdoc Application Bacci; DS).

Please include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 1 page summary of previous research
  • Brief statement of current research interest
  • Contact information of at least two referees


Bacci laboratory

Koukouli et al., Cell Reports 2022
Lourenço et al., Cortex 2020
Lourenço et al., Cell Reports 2020
Zorrilla et al., Elife 2020
Deleuze et al., PloS Biology 2019
Faini et al., Elife 2019
Marinelli et al., Nature Neuroscience 2009
Bacci et Huguenard, Neuron 2006
Bacci et al., Nature 2004