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Opportunities at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS) and the Centre for Inte




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:

  1. MICROBIOLOGY, including:

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tentative calendar

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.

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