Call for a new research group leader

Call for a new research group leader

The Laboratory of Genetics, Reproduction and Development - GRED

Clermont-Ferrand, France

The Laboratory of Genetics, Reproduction and Development (GReD, is a Research Center in Clermont-Ferrand supported by the UCA (Université Clermont Auvergne), the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale). The center is composed of 14 research groups (in total 150 people) and is located on the campus of the Faculty of Medicine. The GReD is part of the Biology research community in Clermont-Ferrand, which provides an outstanding concentration of knowledge and skills fueling student formation and training.

The research interests of the GReD teams fall within three domains: i) Genome dynamics and epigenetic control; ii) Reproduction and development in health and disease; iii) Endocrinology, signaling and cancer. The GReD presents also an attractive multi-model research center with plants, invertebrates and mammals that fosters synergistic discussions and in-house interactions.

Since July 2017, we are housed in a new building, which provides an exceptional research environment and space for new teams.

The GReD wishes to recruit a new independent leader to establish a group within the scientific spectrum of the GReD. The project must be focused on the scientific field covered by the UCA CAP 20-25 project – challenge 3: « Personalized human mobility for a better health » (muscle development, metabolic response to exercice, impact of nutrition on mobility, pathologies affecting locomotion…, see annexe at As part of the CAP20-25 initiative, the successful candidate will benefit from a start-up package of €300,000 to €340,000 (salaries and operating budget for 24 to 30 months). In addition, the GReD will provide laboratory space (±50m2), administrative support and free access to state-of-the-art technological platforms (cell/tissue culture, FACS, imaging/live imaging, histology). The successful candidates will also benefit from in-house transgenic and bioinformatics facilities. Further facilities such as high-throughput sequencing, mass spectrometry, proteomics, electron microscopy or radiobiology are available on the multidisciplinary Medical School campus.

Candidates must have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training in a country different from the one of their PhD graduation. Candidates currently holding a post-doctoral position in Clermont-Ferrand are not eligible. Applications should include a cv, a short description of achievements and a record of self-financing, accompanied by the proposed research program (5 pages maximum), contact details for 3 professional references. We encourage both young and already established outstanding researchers to apply. The GReD will assist successful candidates to compete for a permanent research position in a french research institution as well as for external funding (competitive grants).

The final deadline for applications is noon, May, 15th, 2019 Europe (no file transmitted beyond this date/time will be evaluated). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. Please send your application as a single PDF file of approximately 6/10 pages named LASTNAME_GReD_2019.pdf to Any enquiries concerning this call should also be sent to this address.


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Call for a new research group leader