Jobs

Postdoctoral Position

Employer

INSERM

Location

Lille, France

Principal Investigator

Jean-Charles Lambert

Principal Investigator

Devrim Kilinc

Contact

Interested individuals should send a brief cover letter describing their scientific/academic achievements and key competences for this application, a detailed CV, and names and contact information of two or more academic references to devrim.kilinc@pasteur-lille.fr and jean-charles.lambert@pasteur-lille.fr.

Description

A (two-plus-one-year) postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at INSERM U1167 in Institut Pasteur de Lille to work in Team 3, headed by Jean-Charles Lambert. The position is fully funded by the Sanofi iAwards programme and by the EU Joint Programme–Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).

Lambert's multidisciplinary team has recently characterized several genetic risk factors of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and is currently developing cell-based models to understand how these genetic determinants are involved in the AD pathophysiological process. The fellow will investigate the role of the innate immune system in the onset and progression of AD. More specifically, she or he will focus on microglia–neuron interactions and the potential roles of AD risk genes mainly expressed in microglia by using a range of techniques, including high-content screening, microfluidic co-culture devices, and human induced neurons.

Requirements

Qualified candidates with a Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree with a strong background in cell biology/neurobiology are encouraged to apply. A background in the focal adhesion pathway and/or synaptic plasticity is desirable. Experience in primary neuron/glia cultures, iPSCs, microfluidics, or fluorescence (confocal) microscopy will be considered as an advantage. An excellent track record of scholarly achievements, as demonstrated by awards, and authorships, is expected. Candidates must be highly motivated, and able to interact effectively with team members at various levels. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Speaking French is not mandatory.