PhD Program - 5 PhD positions in October 2019 at Institut Curie

PhD Program - 5 PhD positions in October 2019 at Institut Curie

Institut Curie

Paris, France

PhD Program – 5 PhD positions in October 2019 at Institut Curie

Institut Curie is recruiting 5 PhD students through its international program called IC-3i PhD Program. This program provides PhD students with a 3-year doctoral contract, a high level interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial, and international training with dedicated career development plans, secondments and mentoring.

PhD research projects in life sciences cover Institut Curie’s main research domains:

✓ Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signaling & Cancer
✓ Development, Cancer, Genetics & Epigenetics
✓ Integrative Tumour Biology, Immunology & Environment
✓ Multiscale Physics-Biology-Chemistry & Cancer

Institut Curie brings together a world-class multidisciplinary cancer research center and a model hospital group in Paris and surroundings. By embracing cross-disciplinary approaches, it drives the discovery of more effective treatments and leads to improved patient care.

Open positions

1. The geometry of developmental time – Dissecting temporal cell-fate acquisition during C. elegans development

Wolfgang Keil / Axel Buguin
Research group: Quantitative Developmental Biology
Keywords: lncRNA, epigenetics, single-cell, transcription, cancer

2. Long noncoding RNAs as master regulators of intratumoral heterogeneity and tumor progression

Antonin Morillon / Marina Pinskaya
Research group : Non Coding RNA, Epigenetic and Genome Fluidity
Keywords: lncRNA, epigenetics, single-cell, transcription, cancer

3. Control of cell emigration in development and cancer: from single cell to integrated in vivo level

Anne-Helene Monsoro-Burq / Leon Peshkin
Research group: Signaling and Neural Crest Development
Keywords: Single cell transcriptomics, Single cell imaging, epithelium-to-mesenchyme transition, metastasis, cell migration

4. Imaging at the single molecule level of nuclear organization and genome stability in quiescent cells

Judith Miné-Hattab / Angela Taddei
Research group: Compartmentalization and Dynamics of Nuclear Functions
Keywords: Nuclear organization, Genome stability, quiescence, Photo Activable Localization Microscopy (PALM), Single particle tracking (SPT)

5. The tubulin code as a new therapeutic target-from single molecules to organisms

Carsten Janke / Magda Magiera
Research group: Regulation of microtubule dynamics and functions
Keywords: Microtubule cytoskeleton, tubulin code, tubulin glutamylation, organelle transport, neurodegeration

(More details on Institut Curie’s IC-3i International PhD Program webpage)

Eligibility criteria


- must not have lived or worked in France for more than 12 months during the past 3 years prior to Feb 6th 2019,
- must have a Master’s degree (or be about to obtain one) or have a university degree equivalent to a European Master’s degree (5-year duration),
- must have obtained this degree no more than 2 years ago.

Application and selection process

Application deadline: February 6th, 2019 at 5:00pm (CET)

Candidates have to complete an online form in English in time via the web-based application portal.

Applications will be evaluated through a three steps process:

1) Eligibility check of applications in February 2019.
2) 1st round selection: Evaluation of applications by Review Board in April 2019. Results in April 2019.
3) 2nd round selection: Shortlisted candidates during 1st round selection will be invited for an interview session in Paris from May 15 to May 17, 2019.
Final results will be given at the beginning of June 2019.

Additional information

  • The IC-3i PhD Program is in English.
  • International applicants willing to apply for the IC-3i PhD Program should inquire about the visa procedure regarding their country, in preparation for step 3 (interview session in Paris).

Please apply via recruiter’s website.