The Institut Curie is a major player in the research and fight against cancer. It consists of a hospital and a Research Center of more than 1000 employees with a strong international representativeness.
The objective of the Curie Institute Research Center is to develop basic research and to use the knowledge produced to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics of cancers as part of the continuum between basic research and innovation serving the patient.
Open position: 3-4 years postdoctoral fellowship on MAIT cell biology
Location: U932, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Date posted: April 2021
Application deadline: August 2021
Job description summary
The research group of Dr. Olivier Lantz (Inserm U932, Paris, France) is seeking a degree-qualified scientist to work on basic questions regarding MAIT cell biology. O. Lantz discovered MAIT cells 20 years ago and has been a major contributor in the field. He recently obtaine an ERC-Advanced grant on this topic. The project address will be defined with the applicant according to his/her expertise and wishes.
Projects will be developped under the supervision of Dr Olivier Lantz leading the team “Innate like and CD4+ T cells in cancer” (https://science.institut-curie.org/research/integrated-biology/u932-immunity-and-cancer/team-lantz/). The team studying MAIT cell biology encompasses: 1 staff-scientist, 2 postdocs, 3 PhD students, 1 bioinformatician, and 2 engineers. The techniques used routinely are: multicolor FACS analysis and sorting, quantitative PCR, transgenic and KO mice, inducible KO, cell transfection, NGS, cellular immunology… etc. Many studies will be done in vivo in mice.
The group is part of a 130-person immunology department headed by Anna-Maria Lennon. The lab is located within the Institut Curie campus in the center of Paris. The building is equipped with state of the art facilities (imaging, proteomic, animal facility, genomic and cytometry platforms). The Institute hosts around 1500 bench scientists including many foreign post-doctoral fellows.
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in immunology. She/he should have demonstrated success in a previous research experience in immunology or related fields testified by publications. Strong motivation, autonomy and ability to quickly and effectively develop new projects in relation with the group leader and collaborators will be essential.
Good proficiency in English is mandatory.
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