Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Junior Group Leader positions (H/F)

Offer Type

Emplacement :

Institut Curie Centre de Recherche - Orsay (91)

Offer type : CDD
Structure connecting :
Unit : Orsay


The Institut Curie is constituted of a hospital and a world-class multidisciplinary research center combining research in cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. It includes over 3,000 researchers, physicians, clinicians, technicians and administrative staff working on three sites: Paris, Orsay and Saint-Cloud. The institute facilities include advanced imaging, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, reverse phase protein array, proteomics and mass spectrometry, antibody technologies, cytometry, and animal housing ( In addition, the hospital proximity allows access to large clinical databases and sample collections.


As part of one of its four strategic research domains entitled « Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signalling and Cancer », the Institut Curie is supporting the opening of three Junior Group Leader positions on its research site in Orsay (South Paris), located in an exceptional scientific environment within the campus of the Paris-Saclay University.


The successful applicants will join either:

-The Normal and Pathological Signalling: From the Embryo to the Innovative Therapy of Cancers unit, broadly interested in investigating the signalling during embryonic development and cancers. Based on our knowledge of these molecular events our aim is to define and validate new treatments using appropriate models by modifying or making use of the functions studied for therapeutic purposes ( Applications to be sent at: (deadline September 5th, 2016)

-The Genotoxic Stress and Cancer unit, broadly interested in genome stability in response to genotoxic stress. The aim is to understand the functional relationships between the “6Rs”: DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination, RNA biology, Redox regulation and responses to Radiations ( Applications to be sent at: (deadline September 5th, 2016)

-The Chemistry, Modelling and Imaging for Biology unit, broadly interested in the design of structure and fluorescence probes targeting nucleic acids and nucleic acid/protein interactions. The aim is to identify new mechanistic tools and better DNA-targeted drug prototypes for cancer treatment ( Applications to be sent at: (deadline: September 5th, 2016)


The newly recruited group leader will benefit from the expertise of these units in cell signaling and development, genome dynamics, chemistry of DNA structure and fluorescence probes, chemical imaging and from state-of-the-art research equipment. Appropriate laboratory space for 6-8 people and a start-up package will be available. Successful candidates should meet criteria to obtain national and international funding, and for French institutional research positions (CNRS or Inserm).


Please send a personal statement explaining why you are interested in joining the Institut Curie, a 3-4 page research plan, a full CV detailing -publications, patents, invited conferences, awards, grants, training and teaching experience- and contact details of 3-5 individuals who can be contacted for recommendation letters.

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