[Job] : L’Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris offers 2 Post-Doc/ Research Engineer positions in Data Science/ AI

The Interventional Neuropsychological Team (NPI, Inserm U955, ENS de Paris) directed by Pr. Anne Catherine Bachoud-Lévi and dedicated to the understanding of cognitive functions and related deficits in neurodegenerative diseases, is looking for 2 Post-Doc/ Research Engineers for a project with a mix of expertise in cognitive science, machine learning and speech and language technology.


Field of research : Machine learning, cognition, neurosciences, language

Required skills : Machine learning, speech/language processing, statistical analyses

Required qualities : Capacity to work within multidisciplinary teams, interest in clinical applications.


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[Job] EATRIS is looking for a Senior Business Strategy Developer

EATRIS, the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, is looking for a Senior Business Strategy Developer, to develop a business strategy and set up an operational entity in the context of the European Platform for Neurodegenerative Diseases (EPND), a new project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).

✔ 32-40 hours a week
✔ Starting date: asap
✔ Secondment from EATRIS institutions possible

Applications will be reviewed upon submission and suitable applicants may be contacted for interview prior to the closing date (September 15).

More details on the EATRIS website jobs listingTwitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


[Training] Webinar by Pr. Mikael Simons

NeurATRIS webinar as part of the Master2 Biologie Intégrative et Physiologie (Sorbonne Université) UE Neuron- Glia interactions: "Mechanisms of myelination and remyelination in the CNS" - by Pr. Mikael Simons from Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology of Munich.

This webinar occured on Wenesday 06, January 2021 and is now available here: 

 SORBONNE LIVE | Le tremplin de musiques actuelles de ...

[Job] Post-doctoral position in neuroanatomy at MIRCen

Published online on November 23, 2020

An 18-month post-doctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases of MIRCen (Molecular Imaging Research Center, France) of the CEA center of Fontenay-aux-Roses (5 km south of Paris) to work on the study and modeling of the cytoarchitecture of the human cerebral cortex. The project is funded by the CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique) and HBP (Human Brain Project), it aims to map in 3D the cytoarchitecture of the main functional areas of the human brain (Brodmann areas) by histology and high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


[Job] PhD in translational medicine and comparative pathology in Nantes, France

The Research Unit of Animal Pathophysiology and BioTherapy for Muscle and Central Nervous System Diseases (PAnTher, UMR 703 Oniris/INRAE) at Oniris Veterinary School, Nantes, France, offers a PhD position in translational medicine and comparative pathology.

You will be integrating a young and dynamic multi-disciplinary team. In our lab we strive for high level research projects. You will be able to put your mark on the development of a new effective therapy for Pompe disease.

You will also have the opportunity to train our young veterinarians at the vet School by participating in our veterinary pathology education. You will be accompanied by a team of teacher-researchers pathologists all certified by the European College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Read the complete profile here.

[Job] PhD in 17-oxygen MRI, Fontenay-aux-Roses

Published online on March 11, 2020

PhD Thesis offer

Measuring cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption in rodents using 17-oxygen MRI: Application in preclinical models of Alzheimer’s disease

Host institut: CEA – Institut de Biologie Francois Jacob –Fontenay-aux-Roses
Department: Molecular Imaging Research Center (MIRCen)
Research lab: Laboratoire des Maladies Neurodégénératives (UMR 9199)
Graduate school: Physique et Ingénierie: électrons, photons et sciences du vivant (EOBE)- Paris-Saclay
Supervisor: Celine Baligand (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Director: Julien Valette
Funding: employer: CEA – duration: 3 years
Application deadline: April 30, 2020

Read the complete profile here.

[Job] Microscopy Engineer in Nantes

Published online on February 6, 2020.

UMR 703 PAnTher - Animal Pathophysiology and BioTherapy for muscle and nervous system diseases, partner of NeurATRIS - is hiring an engineer in photonic microscopy for applications in biology. Contract for one year, recruitment as soon as possible.

Read the complete profile here.

[Training] Overview of existing trainings in translational neuroscience

NeurATRIS provides the community with a list of the main curricula and trainings in translational neuroscience in France and Europe.

This list will soon be available on this same website as card index, and is meanwhile already available for downloading as a table.



[Job] Engineer for an imaging platform for brain cytoarchitecture at Neurospin

Published online on October 10, 2019.

Neurospin offers a permanent position for an engineer (M/F) in charge of developing an imaging platform for brain cytoarchitecture.

NeuroSpin's methodological teams have been developing magnetic resonance imaging methods to probe the microstructure of brain tissue for over a decade. These methods use diffusion and quantitative MRI data to non-invasively map the cellular organization of the various regions of the brain and study their variability between regions or between individuals. Being able to perform these maps in vivo is of interest to neuroscientists from both a fundamental and clinical point of view. Indeed, being able to characterize in vivo the cytoarchitecture of the cerebral cortex should make it possible to better understand the correlates between anatomical substrate and brain functions, and thus better understand the origins of the variability of these functions between individuals, and thus develop new atlases of cytoarchitectonic areas on the cortex surface. In addition, being able to characterize in vivo the cellular organization of brain tissue is also an important advance that can be exploited in clinical research to better identify tissue changes occurring at the cellular level during the development of brain pathologies.

The team in charge of this transversal Cyto In Vivo research program is currently developing a webservice infrastructure that is required because it involves very large-scale digital simulations requiring high-performance computing performed within the Very Large Computing Centre (TGCC, Bruyères-le-Châtel), and machine learning techniques to learn the MRI signature of multiple cellular environments and then be able to recognize them, in order to provide NeuroSpin's imaging platform with a unique in vivo mapping service for the cytoarchitecture of the human brain.

The engineer position, on permanent contract, therefore aims to contribute to the development of this imaging platform for human brain cytorachitecture, which is structured around several missions:


[Training] Webinar series on Quality and Reproducibility issues

EATRIS is running a series of webinars in the fall of this year, looking at reproducibility issues experienced during specific phases of the drug development pipeline (screening, preclinical models, biomarker development & analytical platforms, clinical validation). These webinars are developed in close collaboration with other Research Infrastructures (EU-OPENSCREEN, INFRAFRONTIER, BBMRI, ECRIN) and initiatives such as Translation Together.

The webinars will be brought to you by experts in the field and include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions at the end of the lecture. All webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing.

For more information and registration:


[Job] EU project manager at EATRIS

Published online on September 23, 2019

EATRIS, European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, is looking for an EU project Manager to expand our current EU Grants Management capacity (36-40 hours per week).

The EU project Manager will support primarily the implementation of two newly funded EU projects, coordinated by EATRIS:

  • EATRIS-Plus, a four-year H2020-Research Infrastructures project, starting in January 2020 (Budget: 5 Mi EUR). EATRIS-Plus will provide support for EATRIS long-term sustainable development and will increase the infrastructure’s capacities in the field of personalised medicine. EATRIS-Plus is a highly strategic project which includes 19 partners.
  • ADVANCE, a 30-month project supported by Erasmus Plus, starting in November 2019 (Budget: 300K EUR). ADVANCE will develop an online and face-to-face course for PhD students and Post Docs in the field of advanced therapies.


[Job] Engineer in photonic microscopy

Published online on September 23, 2019

UMR 703 PAnTher-Animal Pathophysiology and BioTherapy for muscle and nervous system diseases, recruits an engineer in photonic microscopy for applications in biology. Contract for one year from the 1st November 2019 based in Nantes, France.

For more information, see the complete profile.

[Job] Postdoc or engineer position in neuroimaging at ICM

Published online on August 28, 2019

The team “repair in Multiple Sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation” at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM) in Paris is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doc. The goal is to understand the pathophysiological mecha-nisms underlying Multiple Sclerosis through the combination of advanced MRI and PET brain imaging.

The successful candidate will have a significant experience in imaging processing and will also bring new expertise to our team.


[Job] Clinical Project Director at EATRIS

Published online on August 2, 2019

Are you an expert in Clinical Trials? Join EATRIS as a Clinical Project Director for an exciting initiative!

EATRIS is a European academic research infrastructure in translational medicine, established in 2014.  The mission of EATRIS is to utilise cutting edge technologies and expertise to improve the translation of scientific results into new therapies and diagnostics. We do this by identifying tools and technologies that can support drug and diagnostic development. One of our major strategies to fulfil our mission is to facilitate industry-academic collaborations using these facilities. Our 90 research institutions in 14 EU countries provide capacity and expertise to support research requests.

One aspect of EATRIS’s mission is to improve society’s health outcomes by shaping the clinical trials of the future. To achieve this, together with multiple academic and industry collaborators across Europe, we aim to develop an open, adaptive, self-sustainable, integrated research platform. Subsequently, this will facilitate and nurture the development of different disease-specific, patient-centric platform trials. Central to the success of this initiative is acquiring the right expertise in clinical operations who can enable and enhance the development of multi-disease, platform clinical trials through the provision of the necessary tools, procedures, expertise and services.


[Job] Post-doctoral position in metabolic MRI at Neurospin, France

Published online on July 24, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Metabolic MRI
NeuroSpin, CEA-Saclay, France

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will be responsible for the development, implementation and optimization of metabolic MRI and fMRI techniques (CEST,
CESL) on the 7T human scanner at NeuroSpin (CEA, Saclay):


[Job] Post-doctoral positions in MRI at MIRCen

Published on July 24, 2019

Two 4.5-year post-doctoral positions funded by a grant from the European Research Council (LactaDiff project, PI: Julien Valette) are available now. One position is about diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy methods, the other about diffusion modeling.


[Job] PhD student in High resolution mapping of neural networks by optical microscopy

Published online on June 14,2019

High resolution mapping of neural networks by optical microscopy in preclinical research

SUMMARYThe objective of this thesis work will be to develop original software tools to study whole brain neuron populations in preclinical research. The images will be acquired by optical microscopy at very high magnification to allow individualization at the scale of neurons. The counting and modelling of the cytoarchitecture of these cells will provide new information of great interest in healthy cases (anatomy, development) but also pathological cases (neurodegenerative diseases, neuronal death). Advanced image processing techniques will be used to conduct these analyses (machine learning, high performance computing). Finally, validation of the results obtained on multi-species data produced at CEA-MIRCen will be carried out by comparing the results obtained with the stereological reference technique (cell counting) and with anatomical segmentations (neuroanatomist expert, digital atlases).


[Job] Engineer / Software developer in imaging at ICM

Published on June 6, 2019

The GRC n°21 Alzheimer Precision Medicine works on the evidence of biomarkers (imaging, fluids) that will help at defining and characterizing the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Amongst this team, a subproject aims at identifying the factors of vulnerability of brain networks in the course of Alzheimer’s disease using longitudinal multimodal neuroimaging data. This is based on the analysis of neuroimaging data of the INSIGHT cohort.

The GRC is looking for an engineer / software developer for the inalysis of multimodal longitudinal neuroimaging data in Alzheimer’s disease.

Find out more here.

[Training] NeurATRIS Webinars 2019

The research infrastructures NeurATRIS and EATRIS offered on April 17 and May 6 2019 two webinars dedicated to biological and technological tools for translational research on neurodegenerative diseases: in vivo preclinical models, jointly organized with the infrastructure Celphedia, and ultra high field MRI and MRS, jointly organized with the infrastructure France Life Imaging.

Watch the videos online:

[Training] Translational Medicine Explained (TMEX) 2019

Interested in discovering the landscape of Translational Medicine?

Want to learn about the job profiles of scientists in Industry?

Then join the 2019 Winter school "Translational Medicine Explained (TMex)" which will be held in the beautiful Palau Macaya in Barcelona from November 11th – 15th. The fee of 450 Euro includes the 5 day course in Barcelona, catering during the course, one dinners and the e-learning. For more information see or attached fact sheet. Review of application documents will be on a first come, first serve basis.


[Job] Post-doctoral position Measuring cellular compartmentation of brain lactate, CEA

Published online on March 26, 2019

Post-doctoral position
Measuring cellular compartmentation of brain lactate and its alterations during brain activity, plasticity and Alzheimer’s disease

Environment and context: MIRCen is a preclinical research center located in the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) center of Fontenay-aux-Roses (5 km south from Paris). MIRCen hosts the Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 9199 (“Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory”), as well as several platforms dedicated to the development of animal models of neurodegenerative disease and to the evaluation of novel therapies. It gathers complementary expertise and methodologies, such as biochemistry, cell culture, gene transfer, confocal microscopy, PET imaging and MRI. In particular, MIRCen hosts an in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) group. MRS allows the non-invasive quantification of intracellular metabolites in large brain regions and, through advanced diffusion-weighting techniques developed in MIRCen, can potentially be sensitive to the compartmentation of brain lactate. Lactate compartmentation, i.e. its distribution between neurons, glial cells and the extracellular space, is tightly linked to lactate metabolism, and in particular to the astrocyte-to-neuron lactate shuttle mechanism.


[Job] Post-doctoral position in Diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy, CEA

Posted online on March 25, 2019

Post-doctoral position
Diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy methods to measure brain metabolite diffusion

Job description: The present offer is for a long-term post-doctoral position funded by a grant from the European Research Council (LactaDiff project, PI: Julien Valette). It is available now and secured until May 2024. The post-doc will work on the development of diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy strategies to measure brain metabolite diffusion in vivo. In particular, the post-doc will optimize polychromatic radiofrequency pulses and their incorporation inside dedicated diffusion-weighted MRS sequences, to characterize the diffusion of brain lactate with unprecedented precision.


[Job] Post-doctoral position in Compartment-specific modeling of brain metabolite diffusion, CEA

Posted online on March 25, 2019

Post-doctoral position
Compartment-specific modeling of brain metabolite diffusion

Job description: The present offer is for a 4.5-year post-doctoral position funded by a grant from the European Research Council (LactaDiff project, PI: Julien Valette) and available now. The post-doc will work on the development of diffusion modeling and diffusion data analysis. More specifically, he/she will be developing models to predict diffusion-weighted MR signal inside different cell populations (neurons and astrocytes) and in the extracellular space. Conversely, diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy data will be analyzed to determine the relative fraction of brain metabolites, and in particular lactate, in these different compartments.


[Job] Medical Coordinator at AlzProtect

Published on December 17, 2018

Location : Loos (Lille) – Parc Eurasanté

AlzProtect is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic solutions in the field of neurodegenerative diseases

Within the Clinical Development Department, you make an important contribution to our drug development programs and work closely with those responsible for medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutical development. Your enthusiasm, your creativity and your taste for innovation will be assets within Alzprotect


[Training] CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme

The CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme represents commitment by the five partner institutions FENS, IBRO, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, University of Bordeaux and the Champalimaud Foundation to establish a dedicated neuroscience training facility in Europe.

This European training programme provides two-or-three-week hands-on courses to a group of about 20 international advanced students (early career scientists: PhD students and early postdocs) in two major European neuroscience facilities. Courses are project-based and designed by first-class neuroscientists.


[Training] PhD programme in Translational Neuroscience in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Neuroscience hosts a Wellcome Trust funded 4 year PhD programme in Translational Neuroscience: Lifecourse influences on human brain health.

This prestigious, and innovative, research and 'Training to Translate'  programme will address a current global need by focussing on the advancement of knowledge, expertise and skills in clinical translation and will draw on unique Edinburgh research strengths in diseases across the life-course to achieve this goal.


[Training] Advanced Methods for Preclinical Alzheimer Research

The "Advanced Methods for Preclinical Alzheimer Research" workshop will take place Jan 21-Feb 2, 2019, in Bordeaux School of Neuroscience

The workshop is based on direct hands-on training on state-of-the-art methodology for Alzheimer disease research. It includes advanced cellular and brain imaging, electrophysiology, biochemical and behavioral methods. The workshop will cover a broad range of research models of Alzheimer disease, from IPS cells and drosophila, to mutant mice and human.

More information on
Deadline for application September 30th, 2018.
Stipends are available upon request.

[Job] PhD: study of the energetic metabolism in vivo by glucose CEST-MRI

August 29, 2018 - This position is closed

PhD title: Methodological developments in metabolic imaging by CEST-MRI for the detection and quantification of glucose - applications to Alzheimer's disease

Glucose is the main source of energy production, particularly in the brain. Compelling evidence indicates a key role of glucose metabolism defects in several neurodegenerative diseases. A new magnetic resonance imaging modality (chemical exchange saturation transfer or CEST), has been proposed to image glucose non-invasively with high spatial and temporal resolutions. This magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method called glucoCEST could offer a new tool to map energy metabolism in healthy and pathological mouse brain. However, this method is currently limited by the lack of specificity. Indeed, only relative changes in glucoCEST signal are reported but such measurements provide little information about absolute variations of glucose concentration and its degradation products through glycolytic pathway into the brain. In addition to the methodological aspect of the CEST acquisitions, the quantitative aspect is currently one of the major limitations of CEST imaging which prevents the transfer of the technique for clinical applications.
In this context, the goals of this project are first to push methodological developments of glucoCEST acquisition, then to develop innovative tools to quantify the glucoCEST signal in order to establish quantitative maps of glucose utilization in vivo using pharmacokinetics models, and finally, to demonstrate that our method may be a relevant biomarker of brain energy metabolism alterations in Alzheimer’s disease using a well characterized mouse model.


[Job] EATRIS seeks a business development manager

June 18, 2018

Workplace Coordination & Support Office of EATRIS ERIC at the VU University Medical Center
Date 18 June 2018
Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hours 32-40 hours per week


The role: Performing business development for EATRIS, the permanent European infrastructure for translational medicine research

EATRIS is a European academic research infrastructure in translational medicine, established in 2014. The mission of EATRIS is to utilize cutting edge technologies and expertise to improve translation of scientific results into new therapies and diagnostics. We do this by identifying tools and technologies that can support drug and diagnostic development. One of our major strategies to fulfill our mission is to facilitate industry-academic collaborations using these facilities. Our 88 research institutions in 12 EU countries provide capacity and expertise to support research requests.

The Business Development Manager serves as a market connector within EATRIS, using a wide range of activities to scout external leads and obtain insightful market intelligence. From this intelligence, key internal and external contacts are developed toward enduring relationships. This network is continuously engaged to find potential matches between internal research interests and external commercial needs. This position requires broad insight about current and emerging activities in drug discovery, the current landscape in personalized medicine R&D, diagnostics and devices, as well as clinical development strategies. In addition to explicit knowledge about the life science industry, this position relies upon an individual who possesses an equal mixture of business intuition, strategic insights, curiosity about drug development, and an intense drive to develop new business.

Find out more here:

[Training] The "Brain to market" summer school at ICM

The "Brain to Market" summer school is novel and innovative program of training combine both translational neuroscience and entrepreunarial formation aim to change participants‘s mindset organized by the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris.

Targeting audience from various origins, the main aim of this summer school is to provide a high level training in a 360° environment, giving to participants a comprehensive overview of reality and issues of the economic and industrial sphere.

During a 5 days period, through an intensive training, participants are challenged on research issues, different each year, with a final aim to imagine together medicine for tomorrow.


[Training] Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience

An 11-day residential course of lectures, demonstrations and practical work (14–25 May 2018)


[Job] Post-Doc - Research Associate in cellular and molecular neurobiology - Brain and Spine Institute, Paris, France

15 janvier 2018

Research Associate in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology - Brain and Spine Institute, Paris, France


The Brain and Spine Institute – ICM – is an international brain and spinal cord research center whose innovative concept and structure bring patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly developing treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible.


[Training] ENLIGHT-TEN Translational Medicine Course 2018

Interested in discovering the landscape of Translational Medicine?
Want to learn about the job profiles of scientists in Industry?

Then join the 2018 course “Translational Research and Medicine Development” which will be hosted by Bayer in Berlin from 16.-20. April 2018 as part of the Marie Curie project ENLIGHT-TEN. The fee of 300 Euro includes the 5 day course in Berlin, catering during the course, two dinners and the e-learning.


[Job] Post-doctorate - Clinical Neuropsychologist at Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research, Créteil

June 14, 2017

Job title

Post-doctorate – Clinical Neuropsychologist




The Interventional Neuropsychology Team (NPI), a joint research unit (INSERM, UPEC, ENS), led by Prof. Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher in neuropsychology to develop cognitive tools for the follow-up of patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

The NPI team is present on two sites:

▪     The Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research in Créteil (

▪     l’Institut d’Etudes de la Cognition (  at Ecole normale supérieure in Paris.

The originality of the NPI team is based on the combination of fundamental research in cognition and clinical research in neuropsychology and biotherapies of neurodegenerative diseases.


Professor Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi

Main task

The main objective of this project is to develop and validate new protocols for the evaluation of cognitive, psychiatric and motor impairments as well as functional abilities of patients with neurodegenerative diseases and in particular of Huntington's disease. This research project is part of the European Repair-HD program ( The protocols developed will have to be rapidly applied to cell and gene therapy clinical trials in Huntington patients and will eventually be extended to other pathologies.


▪     Doctorate in cognitive sciences / neuropsychology / neurosciences

▪     Knowledge in social cognition and/or language processing

▪     Training and experience in neuropsychology and cognition

▪     Ability to perform psychometric and cognitive tests with patients

▪     Proficiency in statistical analysis tools

▪     Fluent English and French (written and oral)

Documents to send

▪     CV

▪     Cover letter

▪     Reference letters


According to experience

Type of contract

Fixed-term contact (1 year renewable)

Start date

As soon as possible


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[Job] Business Development Officer

7 juillet 2014
NeurATRIS recrute un Business Development Officer
Objectif : développer les partenariats industriels de NeurATRIS