Institute of Research on Cancer and Aging in Nice (IRCAN)

Junior group leader


Nice, France

The Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging Nice (IRCAN UMR7284, U1081; was created in 2012, by the University Côte d’Azur (UCA), the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm), and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). The IRCAN was established to develop a research program focusing on cancer and aging at the University-Hospital Campus “Pasteur” located in the Cimiez hill of Nice. IRCAN is currently composed of 14 teams that are actively working in basic as well as translational research domains, in close partnership with on-site clinical institutions, i.e. the cancer “Center Antoine Lacassagne” (CAL) and the Nice University Hospital (CHUN). 

The IRCAN research program includes major areas of biology, from basic research to medical applications, with the objectives of improving our understanding of the biology of aging and of the mechanisms of cancer and age-related pathologies including neurodegenerative diseases, with the ambition to develop innovative strategies to prevent and cure these diseases. Chromosome stability, (epi)genomics, regeneration, mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular microenvironment and the environmental determinants of aging constitute the major current research axes in IRCAN. State-of-the-art core facilities (molecular and cellular imaging, flow cytometry, ‘omics’ technologies, aquatic and mouse facilities, histology etc..) are major assets for IRCAN teams, and also provide a support hub to many other public and private research laboratories. In addition, the management board of IRCAN provides efficient administrative, financial and technical support services and advises to the research teams and core facilities.

The IRCAN opens 2 positions for outstanding scientists with extensive international experience.

2 – Junior group leader

The IRCAN will provide appropriate laboratory space to a junior team leader willing to develop an outstanding and original project on aging and cancer; no particular thematic is required. The candidates must meet criteria to compete for national and international research funding; those who do not have a permanent position in France will have to apply to the ERC and/or ATIP/Avenir programs, and/or to French institutional research/teaching positions (CNRS, INSERM, UCA).

Applications should include a CV, a motivation letter, a 2-page research program summary, a list of publications and patent applications, clinical and/or teaching experience, awards and grants. They should be sent to Eric Gilson and Carole Hoffert-Nicolaï before the 1st of May, 2020.


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Junior group leader