Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPS-CAS)

Junior Investigators Positions in the Center for Microbes, Development and Health (CMDH)

Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPS-CAS)

Shanghai, China

The Center for Microbes, Development and Health (CMDH)

A newly-created, multidisciplinary Center of Excellence directed by Prof. Philippe Sansonetti at Institut Pasteur Shanghai, with support by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shanghai Municipality, calls for applications by outstanding investigators.

New-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and multi-omics have promoted the human microbiota to a position of driver of health and disease in case of dysbiosis. Major challenges remain in defining the frontiers of the symbiosis, its impact on development, physiology, health and disease, particularly the emerging post-modern, non-communicable, epidemics in industrialized regions and microbiota-related pathologies in low-income regions, such as susceptibility to infections and stunting.
Cutting-edge multi-omics, culturomics, microfluidics and imaging platforms are available or will be further developed to support investigators advanced technological needs.
CMDH aims to establish causality links by combining basic and experimental research with clinical studies to open the way to prophylactic and therapeutic interventions.

Call for junior investigators

1 – Two junior investigators with position of associate-scientist in the Sansonetti’s group:

A) Programming of intestinal epithelial physiology by the maturing gut microbiota for child health and disease. Emphasis on epithelial regeneration, protection and differentiation.
Expected profile:
• Senior post-doc / assistant-professor.
• Expertise in cell and developmental biology, particularly stem cell biology and epigenetics.

B) Impact of the maturing gut microbiota on the child digestive and nutrient-absorptive functions. Emphasis on microbiota-related diseases such as malnutrition/stunting in children in low-income regions and child obesity in high-income regions.
Expected profile:
• Senior post-doc / assistant-professor.
• Expertise in epithelial cell biology, nutrition and metabolism.

2 – Junior investigators with PhD, Engineer, or Master degrees in bioinformatics who will ensure smooth interactions between the omics platform and the research groups.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Application: June 30, 2020

For information on CMDH, on recruitment packages, and on the application documents required, including the application form to download, please consult our website: www.ips.ac.cn/CMDH

Application documents* should be sent to Jody Shen (jdshen@ips.ac.cn) (HR department).

*To download the application form, please visit the following link: http://www.shanghaipasteur.cas.cn/CMDH/JoinUs/JuniorInvestigators/202004/t20200423_5561672.html

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Junior Investigators Positions in the Center for Microbes, Development and Health (CMDH)