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Senior postdoctoral position with extensive seed funding available

The Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB), Université de Rennes 1 (UR1) and Inserm seek highly qualified candidates for a one-year senior postdoctoral research position in the field of inflammation and cell death. Applicants must hold a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology or cell biology and must demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research projects via their publication record and their previous postdoctoral experience. The position is endowed with a competitive funding package of at least 120’000€ per year including running money and salaries for a junior post-doctoral student and a research technician. An attractive salary is offered on the basis of the candidate’s experience. Suitable candidates are expected to carry out internationally competitive research focusing on molecular mechanisms of inflammation and cell death processes using in vitro and in vivo models. The major goal is to investigate the role of receptor-interacting protein kinase-1 and other kinases in the cell response to environmental pollutants in order to prevent deleterious tissues damages in the lung, the liver or the colon. The successful candidate will be hosted by the newly founded Inserm research unit IRSET ( that will provide appropriate lab-, and desk space. It is understood that the candidate will submit applications to the annual calls of Inserm and CNRS for a tenured CR1 (chargé de recherché 1ère classe) positions and ATIP/Avenir grants. Researchers at the senior post-doctoral level are invited to submit their CV, a publication list and a three-page research plan to (cc to until March 15th.


Au Dpt DSET & GS, l’EHESP recrute un enseignant-chercheur en sciences des expositions

Le poste proposé comporte des activités d’enseignement, de recherche et d’expertise et la participation aux activités institutionnelles de l’EHESP.

Les personnes intéressées prendront contact avec la DRH de l’EHESP pour prendre connaissance des conditions d’emploi (rémunération, statut…) avant de déposer leur candidature.

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Enseignement : La personne recruté(e) effectuera son service d’enseignement au sein de l’équipe pédagogique de Physiologie Animale et Neurosciences. Elle devra posséder la maîtrise des concepts de la physiologie moléculaire et intégrative. Elle devra être force de proposition dans la conception de nouveaux enseignements au sein du Master BAS ainsi que dans la mise en place de modules de formation à visée internationale.

Composante d’enseignement : UFR SVE, Université de Rennes1

Lieu d’exercice : Equipe pédagogique de Physiologie Animale et Neurosciences

Nom directeur: Pascal Benquet

Tel directeur : 02 23 23 52 37

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Le/la professeur(e) devra mettre en œuvre son propre programme de recherche dans le domaine de la physiologie intégrative et comparée, dans le champ du développement et du fonctionnement normal et pathologique (perturbation endocrinienne notamment) des circuits endocriniens. Il/elle devra maîtriser des approches innovantes de type moléculaires (omics), cellulaires (imagerie notamment) et être familier(e) avec les approches de la transgénèse.

Le /la professeur(e) occupera une place majeure dans l’évolution des activités de l’équipe NEED (Neuroendocrine Effects of Endocrine Disruptors) récemment labellisée par l’Inserm dans le cadre de la création de l’IRSET (Institut de Recherche en Santé, Environnement et Travail, Inserm U1085)

Lieu d’exercice : Equipe NEED,  IRSET – Inserm U1085

Nom responsable équipe de recherche: Olivier Kah (Responsable de l’équipe NEED)

Tel responsable équipe de recherche: 02 23 23 67 65

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Nom du responsable de l’UMR IRSET (Inserm U1085) : Bernard Jégou

Tel responsable de l’UMR IRSET (Inserm U1085) : 02 23 23 69 11

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Postdoctoral position in cell death signaling- Molecular mechanisms of TRAIL-induced necroptosis

A 36 month post-doctoral position (starting in january 2013) is available at the Research Institute in Health, Environment and Labor in Rennes to work with Marie-Thérèse Dimanche-Boitrel. The project will focused on molecular mechanisms regulating TRAIL-induced necroptosis (see Jouan-Lanhouet et al., Cell Death Differ 2012 Jul 20. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2012.90. [Epub ahead of print] and references therein).

Candidates should have a scientific background and interest in death receptors signaling pathways. Experience of molecular biology and biochemistry is essential. Experience for protein purification by TAP-tag and proteomics analysis would be desirable.

For further information and applications, contact:


Directeur de recherche à l’INSERM
Faculté de Pharmacie
2 avenue du Pr Léon Bernard
35043 Rennes cedex

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Phone : 33 2 23 23 48 99
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The research group “Viral and Chemical Environment & Reproduction” lead by Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford targets an important part of its research into the better understanding of the interactions between HIV and the male genital tract. Over 60 million people have been infected by HIV-1 over the past 25 years, most through exposure to contaminated semen, and increased knowledge of the mechanisms of transmission is required to facilitate the development of new approaches for prevention. Semen contains both HIV free particles and infected cells. However, the origin, nature and contribution to transmission of cell-associated HIV remain ill defined. The aim of the present project is to provide critical information about both the origin of HIV in semen and the role of semen in modulating HIV/SIV sexual transmission, to promote the discovery of new HIV prevention strategies. The project benefits from a network of collaborators in France and in the US and state-of- the art research facilities within our 200 person-research institute (IRSET).  

Position: 2-year post-doctoral fellowship (starting September, 2012).

Profile: the sucessful candidate will  have a solid background in virology (HIV), cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Knowledge of the immunology of the reproductive tract will be an asset. This is a unique opportunity for a young scientist to develop studies aimed at understanding the mechanisms of HIV transmission. The post-doctoral researcher will be in charge of experiments for deciphering the origin of HIV/SIV in semen and analyzing the modulating effect of human semen on cell-associated transmission using original approaches (cell and tissue cultures).

Required technical skills include long standing cell culture experience, experience of manipulating HIV in a cat3 lab, HIV production and assays, immunohistochemistry/ in situ hybridization, flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques (quantitative PCR…).

Location: University of Rennes 1, Irset (Institut de recherche en sante, environnement et travail) Rennes, France. Rennes, capital city of Brittany, combines high-level research laboratories, state-of-the-art research facilities and a unique quality of life in a renowned cultural setting. Irset scientists closely interact with the University Hospital Rennes and they have access to core platforms and services provided by Biogenouest. Irset was founded and positively evaluated by AERES in 2011 and has been certified as a research institute by Inserm for the period of 2012-2017. Irset is a joint project of the EHESP Public School of Health  in Rennes, Inserm and the University of Rennes 1. Outstanding postdoctoral students are encouraged to apply for research positions at France’s universities (lecturer) or Inserm and CNRS research institutes (Chargé de Recherche) that offer various support programs (Avenir/Atip/Chair d’excellence) for promising researchers.

Application: please send a CV, description of past research and experience, list of publications, two references, and expected availability date to Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford.


Phone: +33 (0) 2 23 23 50 69