General Informations

Type of contract : CDD Project Engineer

Durée du contrat : 7 mois

Date of hire : October 2020

Laboratories : Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (Cécile Delettre) / Institute for Functional Genomics (Joël Bockaert)



Implement specialized techniques for the study of new neuroprotective molecules


Principal Activities

  • Cell biology experiments: culture of primary cells (hippocampal neurons, retinal ganglion cells), survival test, measurement of neurite growth
  • Molecular biology experiments (immunofluorescence)
  • Animal handling: colony handling and management, injections (IV, IP and Intravitreal), study of visual function in mice (ERG, EPI, pSTR), post-mortem analyses, dissection, kerosene inclusion and cryo block, IHC


Secondary activities

  • Ensure the management of stocks and orders
  • Establish the schedule for the use of specific equipments or rooms
  • Control the disposal of solid waste and effluents according to the health and safety rules of the domain
  • Laboratory maintenance: participation in common tasks of the team and the laboratory, various responsibilities


Special conditions

  • The work will be carried out in two different laboratories (INM and IGF)


Required knowledge

  • General knowledge of biology
  • Knowledge in cellular and molecular biology
  • Knowledge in cell culturecellulaire et moléculaire



Control and implementation of cell biology techniques (cell culture, immunofluorescence, histology), manipulation and management of genetically modified mouse colonies. An experiment in animal experimentation (injection, functional exploration) is a plus.



The following skills will be highly appreciated: motivation, rigor, organization, autonomy, reactivity, teamwork


Diploma and experience needed

  • Diploma: Master or Bachelor
  • Animal experimentation level 2 or 1



Delettre Cécile

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