Postdoctoral position in immunology, CD4+ T cell biology, starting on January 2018

The team "osteoimmunology, niches and inflammation" is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in immunology to participate in a project focusing on the effect of biotherapies on the balance between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory CD4+ T cells. Deadline for application: October 2017

Position description

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in immunology to participate in a project focusing on the effect of biotherapies on the balance between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory CD4+ T cells.

The team "Osteoimmunology, niches and inflammation" in the Laboratory of Molecular PhysioMedicine, Nice, France (http://unice.fr/lp2m/fr/les-equipes/osteoimmunologie-niche-inflammation-c-blin) is depending on the CNRS, the main research body in France, and the University of Nice 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.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on the effect of biotherapies on CD4+ T cell polarization in relation with microbiota dysbiosis. The project combines analysis in vivo in a murine model of inflammatory bowel disease, analysis in vitro and and in patients affected with Crohn's disease.

The position is founded for 1 year starting from January 1st, 2018, with a possibility to extend for 1 more year depending on the results.

 

Qualifications:

The candidate should have a strong background in immunology assessed by publications. Expertise in microbiota analysis is an advantage. He/she should have very good experience in animal experimentation, analysis of immune cells from patients, flow cytometry, cell culture and T cell biology. He/she should be able to work independently. Excellent presentation and team skills are also required.

 

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 Wakkach (wakkach@unice.fr). Deadline for application: no later than October 30, 2017.