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2020-2021 postdoctoral application

2020-2021 postdoctoral application

Apply now for the 2020-2021 Postdoctoral fellowships

If you are not directly concerned, we would be grateful if you could forward the information below to anyone in your professional circle who might be interested.

The Sisley-d’Ornano and Jerome Lejeune Foundations will be jointly funding a postdoctoral position for academic research. The research should be dedicated to bettering our understanding of 

  • “Down syndrome and cross pathologies”, i.e. pathologies occurring both in Down syndrome and in the general population such as (but not exclusively limited to) Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism, oncology and hematology…

Moreover, in addition to the above postdoctoral fellowship, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation funds two other postdoctoral fellowships, linked to Down syndrome, which purposes are the following ones:

  • “Hypotonia in Down syndrome, central and/or peripheral origin?” 
  • “Genes interaction linked to Down syndrome cognition” 

This process conforms with the European Charter for Researchers to be found at European Charter

For the three postdoctoral fellowships, the work will have to start in 2021 or early 2022.

Please click below for further information on these 3 different postdoctoral fellowships:

For information about Down syndrome and cross-pathologies postdoc, please upload the two documents:

For information about Hypotonia in Down syndrome postdoc, please upload the two documents: 

For information about Genes interaction linked to Down syndrome cognition postdoc, please upload the two documents:

Candidates should be presented and hosted by Institutions/Research Units.

The candidate will be selected during the second quarter of 2021.

Deadline for submission is midnight on 24 February 2021.

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017-2019


Title of the research project
Tau therapeutics in Down syndrome & Alzheimer’s disease synaptic pathologies

Postdoctoral researcher

University - Country
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


Title of the research project
Role of DYRK1A in GABAergic inhibitory neurons development, impact on the excitatory/inhibitory balance in diseases with intellectual disabilities

Postdoctoral researcher
Dr. Maria-Victoria

University - Country
The Insitute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France


Title of the research project
Discovery of novel biomarkers signaling NGF metabolic dysfunction and early AD-dementia in Down syndrome

Postdoctoral researcher
Dr. Florencia IULITA

University - Country
The Fundació Institut de Recerca de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Barcelona, Spain


Title of the research project
Uncovering the signaling pathways to neurodegeneration of the locus coeruleus, and cognitive impairments in Down syndrome

Postdoctoral researcher

University - Country
The Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) Paris, France


Title of the research project
Usp16 as a new therapeutic target in Alzheimer disease and Down Syndrome?

Postdoctoral researcher

University - Country
The Stanford University Stanford, USA

* Postdoctoral fellowship co-sponsored by the Sisley-d’Ornano Foundation & the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation