Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Funded post-doc position: roles of iron homeostasis in cancer stem cells

Institut Curie, Paris/ France

Description

The Chemical Cell Biology Group, based at Institut Curie in Paris, is recruiting talented post-doctoral researchers to study the epigenetic regulation of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition mediated by iron in the context of cancer stem cells. This work is based on our recent discovery that iron homeostasis is up-regulated in cancer stem cells and may act as an EMT driver. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research environment including cell biology and chemistry, and will have access to unique tailor-made chemical probes as well as forefront imaging and DNA sequencing techniques. The candidate is expected to have confirmed expertise in cell biology. Prior experience in the following fields will be considered in priority: advanced light microscopy, genome editing, next generation sequencing, cancer stem cells, chromatin biology and epigenetics.

Qualifications

PhD in life sciences, preferably with a strong background in epigenetics and genome sequencing, but we consider applications of all relevant backgrounds. You should have an excellent publication record and the motivation to publish high-impact work. A motivation and interest to work in an interdisciplinary research environment is required. Excellent oral communication in English will be required.

Salary

Competitive postdotoral salary according to the salary scale of Intitut Curie, one of the highest in France.

Application details

Please apply by sending your CV and publication list together with a motivation letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Relevant web link: https://science.institut-curie.org/research/multiscale-physics-biology-chemistry/chemical-biology-of-membranes-and-therapeutic-delivery/team-rodriguez

Starting date: 1st July 2017