The Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS) and the Centre for Integrative Biology (CBI) in Toulouse have launched a joint call for the recruitment of new group leaders.
In order to reinforce their research endeavors in an inspiring, collaborative and cutting-edge environment, the IPBS and the CBI are seeking new talented group leaders addressing fundamental questions, with priority on:
Infection biology: Biology of bacterial pathogens, with a particular focus on respiratory pathogens, addressing the mechanisms underlying pathogens’ virulence and host-pathogen interactions, pathogens’ persistence, drug resistance or tolerance within the host.
Quantitative and computational biology of microbes: Applied to all aspects of bacteria, archaea, unicellular eukaryotes and their virus's biology
Integrative structural biology of microbes: Applications based on structure determination by cryo-EM and cryo-electron tomography are encouraged.
2. CANCER BIOLOGY, including
Tumor microenvironment /Cancer immunology: Implication of stromal components (immune and other cells) and extra-cellular matrix in tumor progression; metabolic landscape of the tumor microenvironment; targeting microenvironment for cancer therapy (including immunotherapy)
DNA repair in cancer with therapeutic connections: DNA damage response (DDR) in cancer (epigenetics, transcriptional regulation, DNA repair syndroms, chromosomal translocations) and DDR-targeted drug discovery, or tumor resistance and/or vulnerabilities to clastogenic agents and/or DDR modulation.
3. CELLULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, with complementary expertise to existing groups investigating numerous aspects from cell division, morphogenesis to progenitor/stem cell biology using model organisms. Candidates complementing or reinforcing this community are encouraged to apply. Particular attention will be given to interdisciplinary, experimental and/or theoretical projects encompassing biophysics, systems biology and/or computational approaches.
Successful candidates will be provided with office and lab space for 5-10 people, staff support, a financial starting package and free access to technological facilities of both institutes.
Outstanding candidates, of any nationality at early-career stage, are expected to develop competitive, independent research and meet the required criteria for successful application to national and international funding, including ATIP-Avenir, FRM, ANR “Jeunes Chercheurs-euses”, ERC-StG or CoG, or equivalent installation grant, and to a position at CNRS. Senior researchers holding a CNRS or University position are also welcome to apply.
Applications (about 10 pages, in English) should be sent before May 12, 2020
Mid-June: Preselection of candidates
Mid-July: Interview of preselected candidates by the selection committee and presentation of planned research projects –
End-July: Outcome of the selection process.