Alsace, France
Date Posted
4 Oct 2024

PhD Project

PhD student

Alsace, France
4 Oct 2024

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Position Description

A Ph.D. position is available on a collaborative project between the ‘Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Adaptatives (LNCA), CNRS UMR 7364, Université de Strasbourg, France’ and ‘the Netherland Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), Royal Netherland Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands’. Applications should be submitted to NeuroTime website at and the scientific project with envisaged mobility track is described at .

Title of the project: Role of cyclical DNA methylation in genes controlled by drugs of abuse and natural reinforcers : implications in behavior and metabolism.
The major aim of the project is to understand how drugs of abuse differ from natural reinforcers such as food in triggering long-lasting changes in gene expression. A particular emphasize is dedicated to the role DNA methylation in driving behavior to identify mechanisms discriminating drug addiction and eating habits.

Due to the NeuroTime Erasmus Mundus funding rules, eligible candidates are welcome from many countries, except if their latest diploma has been delivered in France or in The Netherlands. A master degree in the field of Neuroscience or Biology is required and the candidate should express a strong motivation working on this project. English language is essential.

How to Apply

Application have to be submitted to the NeuroTime web site: Closing date for application : December 14, 2014 Employment start date: 2015-10-01/ October, 01 2015 Contract length: 3 years