The Cigliola laboratory invites applications for PhD Student and Postdoc positions at the Institute of Biology Valrose in Nice, France. Our lab uses zebrafish and mouse models to study Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Regeneration.

While in adult mammals (including humans) spinal cord injury causes lifelong paralysis, zebrafish possess an astounding capacity to regenerate and recover function after a paralyzing injury. We are interested in the following questions: What are the factors and mechanisms allowing innate spinal cord regeneration to occur? How are these mechanisms regulated? Can regeneration in adult mammals be enhanced by re-establishment of innate pro-regenerative programs?

We are looking for curiosity-driven, motivated and ambitious candidates with interest for regenerative biology and neuroscience. We strongly value team spirit, a positive work environment and collaborations. Enthusiasm for working with zebrafish and/or mice is essential. Candidates should be fluent in English, as it is the working language in the laboratory.

The Institute of Biology Valrose is a research Center of Excellence at the University of Côte d’Azur and offers a vibrant research environment with national and international scientists and collaborations (iBV). Nice is located on the French Riviera and offers amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Please send your application in a single PDF, including (1) a cover letter that includes a description of research interests and experience, (2) CV and (3) contact information of 2 or more references to Valentina CIGLIOLA. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.