Postdoctoral Research Position


Research Unit CRRET (Croissance, Réparation et Régénération Tissulaires), University Paris-Est (UPEC)


Créteil, France

Principal Investigator

Dulce Papy-Garcia 


Applications to Gael Le Douaron should contain the following documents/information:

• CV.
• Letter of intent explaining how the candidate's skills and interests overlap with the project goals, what the candidate hopes to gain from the position, and what he or she could uniquely bring to the team.
• Two letters of reference.
• Copy of Ph.D. diploma.
• Contact information, including e-mail address and phone number.

Candidates may include additional information or copies of documents/certificates in support of the application.


The laboratory CRRET/ERL CNRS 9215 (CRRET) at UPEC is dedicated to studying the mechanisms regulating cell behavior during tissue regeneration and degeneration. The unit is interested in understanding the biological roles of glycosaminoglycans, particularly of heparan sulfates (HS), in the maintenance or loss of tissue homeostasis. The CRRET team developed a new glycobiology-based concept allowing a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to Alzheimer's disease. 

The lab is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to conduct innovative studies in the frame of the research project ArrestAD. The candidate will integrate this project with the responsibility of a mechanistic task aiming to study the processess involved in the traffic of HS under physiologic and pathologic conditions (cell lines, primary cultures of neuronal cells and in vivo). The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate in the frame of the ArrestAD consortium with internationally recognized experts in AD clinics and research, and will participate in international scientific training programs and conferences.

The position is planned for three years (2018–2020), with the possibility of applying for a permanent national researcher position.


  • Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology, neurosciences, or related disciplines.
  • Strong publication record in high impact factor (IF>10 in first or last position).
  • Strong interest in the molecular mechanisms of AD pathology and in glycosaminoglycans.
  • Proven proficiency in cell biology and associated technologies, including confocal microscopy, transfection, flow cytometry, immunoblotting, rodent experiment, transcriptomic and/or other omics analysis preferred.
  • Exceptional motivation for scientific research especially in mechanistic studies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Experience in Ph.D. student training and authorization to conduct research (HDR) for candidate more than 35 years old.
  • Experience in fundraising writing and obtaining as principal investigator for candidate more than 35 years old.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of French is a plus, but is not required.