Postdoctioral position : cellular reprogramming in C. elegans (S. Jarriault, IGBMC, Illkirch) 

par  SFBD

We are looking for an outstanding scientist to help us solve open questions in the cellular reprogramming field. We have pioneered the study of natural instances of cellular reprogramming establishing the worm as a unique model (see for ex. Jarriault, PNAS 2008 ; Richard, Dev. 2011 ; Kagias, PNAS 2012 ; Hadjuskova Genesis 2012 ; Zuryn Science 2014), while fostering a creative and enthousiastic working atmosphere in the lab.

The project will aim at deciphering the Gene Regulatory Network that leads to the initiation of reprogramming and how its architecture impacts on reprogramming timing. C. elegans has proved a powerful model to unravel conserved principles underlying how a cell can naturally change its identity.

For more information about the group, please visit : http://igbmc.fr/jarriault Our team, supported by an ERC grant, is part of the Cell and Developmental Department, at the IGBMC, in Strasbourg, France. This Research Institute (http://www.igbmc.fr) provides access to state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant international research environment.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be in the final stages of completion) and be highly motivated with a strong interest in Developmental and Stem Cells Biology. The ability to work both independently and as a team member and experience in the use of molecular biology and genetic techniques are essential. Experience in working with C. elegans is a plus, but is not required. Note that a very good track record and at least one publication as a first author is required.

Applicants should email a cover letter, a CV, a description of research experience as well as the contact info for 2-3 references to : Sophie JARRIAULT - e-mail : sophie chez igbmc.fr