The laboratory of Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance headed by Dr. Germano Cecere in the Department of Developmental and Stem Cell biology at Institut Pasteur in Paris is offering ERC funded research opportunities for postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in epigenetics and gene regulation.
In our laboratory we are studying the role of small RNAs in epigenetic inheritance using the nematode C. elegans as model system. We are integrating genetic, biochemical, and molecular biology tools with high-throughput genomic and proteomic approaches to achieve a molecular understanding of the epigenetic inheritance process in animals. Our research aims to elucidate how small RNAs are generated and inherited through the gametes, and how they transmit information from one generation to another. We are also exploring the impact that these heritable molecules have on essential developmental processes and in transmitting the memory of past experiences such as pathogen infections and other type of stresses. More information about our research projects can be found on our website www.cecerelab.com.
We are located at Institut Pasteur in Paris, which has a long-standing history of excellence in science and provides an excellent international and multicultural scientific environment with experts in the fields of molecular, developmental, and computational biology. In addition, our Institute has excellent state-of-the-art core facilities, including proteomics, high throughput sequencing, and imaging technologies.
We are looking for highly passionate and motivated candidates holding a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or any related area of Life Science. Candidates with strong background in biochemistry, molecular and RNA biology, generation and/or analysis of next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry or quantitative microscopy are especially encouraged to apply. Previous experience with C. elegans model would be an asset, but not essential. Successful applicants are expected to have demonstrated ability to work independently, have good organizational skills, work in an interdisciplinary team, and manage multiple tasks. English is our working language. Knowledge of French is not required.
The position is funded by an ERC consolidator grant for at least three years, and the salary will follow the guidelines for Postdoctoral fellowships of the Institut Pasteur. The candidates will benefit from technical and conceptual training, mentorship, and career development. The candidates will have the responsibility and freedom to shape, lead, and present their research projects. Our Laboratory is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment and to promote underrepresented scientists, trainees, and staff.
Applicants should submit the following information (PDF file formats preferred):
1. Curriculum vitae with contact information of at least two referees.
2. List of all publications (including pre-prints).
3. Motivation letter explaining past research experiences, your career goals, and motivation to join our laboratory and research programs.
Applications should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A first round of evaluation will be concluded by October 29th 2021. The application platform remains open until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible but would ideally be January 2022.