Two postdoctoral positions with tenure track option are open in the INSERM Unit U748 (Head: Prof. ) at the Institute of Virology, University of Strasbourg, France. The unit is located in an excellent infrastructure of the Institute of Virology on the campus of the University of Strasbourg in an outstanding scientific environment. A state-of-the-art BSL3 laboratory, advanced imaging and flow cytometry platforms are on site The unit program is focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms of hepatitis C virus-host interactions and the development of novel antivirals and vaccines (see Fafi-Kremer et al. J. Exp. Med. 2010 in press, Fofana et al. Gastroenterology 2010 in press, Lambotin et al. J. Virol. 2010, Krieger et al. Hepatology 2010, Lambotin et al., Nature Rev. Microbiol. 2010, Benga et al. Hepatology 2010; Dimitrova et al. PNAS 2008; Haberstroh et al. Gastroenterology 2008; Barth et al J. Virol 2008; Pestka et al. PNAS 2007).
The successful candidates will have strong background in molecular biology/virology or immunology. We are looking for one applicant with experience in cell signalling to study virus-receptor tyrosine kinase interactions and one applicant with experience in the production of human monoclonal antibodies for the development of novel immunotherapeutic approaches. You will join a well-funded international and young research team in an outstanding scientific environment including strong partnership with the pharmaceutical industry. While knowledge of the French language is not required, English proficiency is mandatory and strong communication and organization skills are expected.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to enter the Inserm and University of Strasbourg tenure track program.
Please send your CV (including experience, publications and academic references) and a brief statement of research interests to: Prof. T. Baumert, Inserm U748, 3 rue Koeberlé, F-67000 Strasbourg, France. E-mail: Thomas.Baumert@unistra.fr.