Post doctoral position in cellular biology and drug screening


from March 27, 2017 to June 30, 2017

Applications are invited for one postdoc position to be hired in team “neurogenetics and neurometabolomics” of the research unit “Imaging and Brain” INSERM U930, at the University François-Rabelais of Tours (France)


The position is funded for three years starting from September 2017. The successful applicant will work on an ambitious project locally supported and implying collaboration with an industrial partner. We aim to develop a new therapeutic strategy targeting protein aggregates in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). We shall improve the knowledge of the pathogenic impact of protein aggregates in ALS and we will test different therapeutics using both in vitro and ex vivo approaches.


The candidate is expected to be highly qualified, independent, and motivated. He/She must hold a PhD in molecular and cellular neurobiology and an expertise in drug screening is highly desirable. The candidate should have published at least 2 first-author publications in top relevant journals, and He/She should have no more than a 2-3 year post-doctoral experience. Applications for non-French and English-speaking candidates will be prioritized. Excellent organisational, communication and writing skills are mandatory. Skills in culture of primary neuronal cells, in chemical biology, in metabolism explorations, in phage display and protein biology are desirable.


The applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary and translational team that includes biochemists, clinicians and biologists, combining both excellent communication and complementarity research environments. Our team received recently a strong support from by the Region Centre val de Loire under the program Biopharmaceuticals. The applicant will thus benefit from the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of the University in molecular biology, cell imaging, omics approaches, and in vivo functional exploration.


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Applications: the candidates should provide a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, contact details of 3-5 individuals and a minimum of 2 reference letters to Dr Hélène BLASCO: