Postdoctoral position in osteoimmunology - deadline 1st July 2020

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral researcher interested in developing/extending expertise in osteoimmunology to join the team "Osteoimmunology, niches and inflammation. We will pay special attention to candidates willing to develop their career in France.

Project: Osteoclasts are monocytic cells responsible for bone resorption and pathological bone destruction. We recently showed that, as other monocytic cells, they are an heterogeneous family of innate immune cells participating in mmunosuppressive or inflammatory responses.

The candidate will participate in the in-depth characterization of the heterogeneity of the different osteoclast populations, of their contribution to inflammatory responses and the conditions in which they differentiate. Considering this heterogeneity is a very novel picture in osteoclast biology. Our team is one of the very few teams expert in this field. Our aim is to better identify new clues for diagnosis and therapeutic strategies as well as novel information on osteoclast origin and immune function that have been neglected up to now.

Host laboratory: Our laboratory is depending on the CNRS, the main research body in France, and the Université Côte d'Azur labeled as "University of Excellence". Located in the Faculty of Medicine in the heart of Nice, it provides a high-quality scientific environment with access to all required core facilities as well as interaction with clinicians.

Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in osteoimmunology or immunology, assessed by publications. Strong experience in cell biology, flow cytometry, RNAseq and computational analysis and animal experimentation is required. Ability to work independently, and excellent team communication and organization skills are essential. French or English practice is mandatory.

The position is funded for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for 2 more years. The salary is 30 to 45 k€ annual gross depending on the experience. Moreover, if independent thinking and capacity to undertake responsibility as project leader are proven together with excellent track records, the postdoc will be supported to apply for a permanent position in the team.

To apply: Applicants should submit (in French or in English) their CV and publication list, the name and e-mail of 3 references and a brief statement of past achievements and research interests to Dr . Deadline for application: July 1st, 2020.

Starting: the position is available as soon as possible, and before the end of 2020.