Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neural and Cancer Biology in the French Institute of Health and Medical Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neural and Cancer Biology in the French Institute of Health and Medical Research

French National Institute for Health and Biomedical Research (INSERM)

Nice, France

An exciting three-year postdoctoral position is immediately available in the French National Institute for Health and Biomedical Research (INSERM; https://www.inserm.fr/en), at the Mediterranean Center of Molecular Medicine, located in Nice, France. The center fosters a dynamic scientific research at the interfaces of cancer, inflammation and metabolism, and offers the possibility to work in a stimulating environment with access to advanced research platforms.

Our lab is particularly interested in determining the contribution of neuronal components in driving cancer cell plasticity during tumor progression and metastasis. While Interaction of cancer cells with diverse cell types in the tumor stroma is today recognized to have a fate-determining role for the progression and outcome of human cancers, the investigation of their peculiar relationship with neuronal cells is still at its first footsteps. The aim of our INCA-funded research is to encrypt the symbiotic dialogue existing between prostate cancer cells and the intra-tumoral nerves embedded in the prostate stroma.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurosciences or related fields. The successful applicant will have outstanding technical skills in molecular/cellular biology, great ability in experimental design and mouse work and excellent communication skills. Candidates with a strong interest in the areas of cancer biology, neurosciences, cellular trafficking, transcriptional regulation, or translational cancer research are encouraged to apply.

The expected start date is January 2019. We offer a contract up to 3 years. A competitive salary will be available.

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references to Dr. Mounia Tannour-Louet (mounia.tannour-louet@inserm.fr) with “Postdoc Position” in the subject….

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neural and Cancer Biology in the French Institute of Health and Medical Research