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Two Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral positions open in EVIR team

Two Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral positions open at CIRI, Lyon, France


“Understanding host-pathogen interaction processes controlling chronic infections by human hepatitis viruses”

The team EVIR - Enveloped viruses, Vectors and Immunotherapy - at CIRI is welcoming applications from enthusiastic and independent pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates to participate to research projects on the cellular and molecular aspects of assembly, maturation and cell entry of hepatitis viruses (HBV, HCV and HDV), their interconnection with cellular pathways and the mechanisms of co-infection interferences. The positions are available for three years and are funded by the ANRS. 

Environment: The host team is part of the CIRI - International Center for Infectiology Research (, in Lyon, France. The laboratory provides state-of-the-art facilities for cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and top-level research virology with BSL3 laboratories and A3 animal housing. It is situated on the Campus Charles Mérieux, a research environment endowed with strong basic biology sciences, which has a particular dedication in the research on infectious diseases. The lab is part of to the LabEx (Laboratory of Excellence) Ecofect ( on Eco-evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases. The host lab has a particular interest in translating its basic science discoveries in translational research in immunotherapy and gene therapy.


Candidates: The applicants are expected to have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. The ideal candidates should be highly motivated, curious and enthusiastic to work in a collaborative team. Prior experience in molecular virology and immuno-virology, and international training will constitute an advantage. Proven ability to identify research objectives and meet agreed deadlines, self-motivation, flexibility, and assistance to others ongoing research works are essential. Excellent written and communication skills in English are required.


Application: Candidates are invited to contact François-Loïc Cosset ( for further details. Please specify if you apply to the pre-doctoral or the post-doctoral position. Please send an application with the following:

- Cover letter

- Concise summary of previous research activities

- Curriculum vitae including publication list and contact details for 2-3 referees


Date of publication: 27th March 2021                     Deadline for application: 31st May 2021