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Open positions in laboratories of EMBO Members, Associate Members and members of the EMBO Young Investigator Network

Current open positions

The following positions in laboratories of EMBO community members are vacant. For information and to apply, please contact the recruiting organization or individual.

  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPostdoctoralGermany

    Postdoc vacancy for project on How fungal cells tweak their metabolism to become dug tolerant

    We have an attractive, ERC funded postdoc position available, to study how metabolism shapes drug tolerance. We study the problem in C. albicans, and have sequenced and characterized a huge collection of yeast isolates for this purpose. Our favorite technology is mass spectrometry based proteomics, and we are adressing this problem using system-level approaches.
    Position offered by: Markus Ralser
    Institution: Charité
    Application closing date: 27 July 2024
  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPostdoctoralFrance

    Postdoc vacancy for project on Axonal transport in health and Huntington’s disease

    Cellular and molecular biology of axonal transport related to neurotransmission. Use of biosensors, videomicroscopy, microfluidic devices, and mice. Please contact Frédéric Saudou directly.
    Position offered by: Frédéric Saudou
    Institution: Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience
    Application closing date: 31 July 2024
  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPostdoctoralGermany

    Postdoc vacancy for project on Cellular strategies of protein quality control degradation

    We study the dynamic regulation of proteolytic pathways that integrate environmental and physiological changes to identify protein degradation networks that protect the proteome of the organism. Your profile:
    • A Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry or a related field and experience in organismal biology are required
    • Strong interest in protein quality control and aging research
    • Highly intrinsically motivated, creative, dedicated, and critical thinker
    • Ability to clearly communicate research results to other lab members
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Team player who can work independently in an international team
    • Proactive, flexible, and problem-solving attitude
    Your tasks:
    • Design and lead research projects to elucidate mechanisms of protein quality control and degradation of damaged proteins
    • Advise and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students
    Position offered by: Thorsten Hoppe
    Institution: CECAD
    Application closing date: 15 August 2024
  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPostdoctoralFrance

    Postdoc vacancy for project on Neuroprotective roles of macrophages at the brain surface

    The brain surface is connected to the periphery by the meninges, previously thought to be an inert tissue. Revolutionizing findings reveal that the meninges are populated by resident immune sentinels, crucial for neuronal function, tissue homeostasis and protection, and thus involved in neurological diseases. Meningeal macrophages are fascinating cells, pivotal in CNS function and dysfunction, though their properties remain largely unknown. This project aims to explore how these macrophages support neuronal functions and how that affects mouse cognition. The research will utilize multiparametric flow cytometry, single-cell transcriptomics, CRISPR-Cas9, stereotactic injections, and intravital imaging in wild-type and transgenic mice. The team offers a dynamic, well-equipped environment near Calanques National Park, France. Applicants with a PhD in immunology or neuroscience and should contact .
    Position offered by: Rejane Rua
    Institution: Centre d’Immunologie Marseille
    Application closing date: 01 September 2024
  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPhDNetherlands

    PhD vacancy for project on Genome stability maintenance by KAP1

    The heterochromatin factor KAP1 plays important roles in telomere protection, gene repression and DNA repair. By following-up on recent findings from our group we will aim to increase our understanding of how KAP1 contributes to genome stability maintenance. We will study how KAP1 activity is controlled by novel regulators of KAP1 that we recently identified in genetic screens. Moreover, we will study how cancer cells benefit from KAP1 overexpression and how this may potentially be exploited therapeutically. We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic PhD candidate with a strong commitment to science and solid background in molecular biology and cell biology. The candidate should be creative, highly self-motivated, capable of independent thinking, have a problem-solving attitude and be a very good experimentalist. Good communication skills (oral and written) and ability to work together with others in an international team are essential.
    Position offered by: Jacqueline Jacobs
    Institution: The Netherlands Cancer Institute
    Application closing date: 30 September 2024
  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPostdoctoralPoland

    Assistant professor vacancy in the field of Evolution of symbiosis in microbial eukaryotes

    The main goal of the project is to understand the establishment of endosymbiosis by identifying and characterizing novel protist-endosymbiont systems at intermediate stages of endosymbiosis. We will screen various freshwater environments for such interactions and isolate and identify the partners using microscopic and genetic methods. The organisms in the intermediate stages of endosymbiosis will be studied at the level of genome evolution and regulation of gene expression that accompanies the endosymbiotic interaction. We will also study the ultrastructure of the studied cells, which – together with the genetic information – will reveal the nature of the studied systems. The ideal post-doctoral candidate will have a strong interest in evolutionary biology and microbial eukaryotes (protists). Experience in laboratory work and/or sampling and research experience in culturing microorganisms and microscopy and/or bioinformatics and genomic analysis is required.
    Position offered by: Anna Karnkowska
    Institution: University of Warsaw
    Application closing date: 30 September 2024
  • EMBO Young Investigator NetworkPostdoctoralSwitzerland

    Postdoc vacancy for project on Role of gut and intratumoral microbiota in cancer

    Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Alimonti lab to be part of an ongoing effort to elucidate the role of gut and intratumoral microbiota in cancer. The successful candidates will use and implement an innovative proprietary microfluidic platform to identify bacterial products with anti-cancer properties, apply different approaches (10X genomics single cell, metagenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, drug screenings) and generate novel mouse models to understand how bacteria and fungi control prostate tumor development. We offer a vibrant environment of scientists. We look for highly motivated candidates with outstanding basic and cancer biology and proven microbiology expertise. Experience with in vivo cancer models is mandatory, bioinformatics knowledge is a plus. We require at least one first-author original research publication in a high IF journal, the ability to work independently, interact with colleagues with different backgrounds, and establish relevant collaborations.
    Position offered by: Andrea Alimonti
    Institution: Institute of Oncology Research, Bellinzona
    Application closing date: 18 November 2024