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Three-year post doc position opening

 three-year postdoc position available

Host Pathogen Interaction in Lentiviral Infection Laboratory (Team of Andrea Cimarelli)

Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI)





Our laboratory is interested in decorticating the host pathogen interactions at the basis of viral replication. Traditionally focused on HIV, in more recent years we have also been studying this aspect at the interface between virology and cell biology on other RNA viruses. We are currently seeking for a highly motivated post doctoral candidate to work on the relationship between HIV-1 and the interferon-induced transmembrane proteins (IFITMs), proteins that act as broad viral inhibitors and that interfere with viral-to-cellular membrane fusion. By interfering also with cellular membrane fusion processes, IFITMs also influence the cell physiology in numerous manners that remain for the most part uncharacterized. The role of the candidate will be to delineate IFITM-driven changes that alter in novel manners HIV replication and to decorticate the molecular mechanism at their basis.


The Position is funded by the ANRS|MIE, the French agency for research on HIV/Hepatitis and emerging infectious diseases, for 36 months. Salary is based on national grids and will depend on experience. The starting date is as soon as possible.


Candidates must possess a PhD and be able to conduct their research independently and enthusiastically and should possess prior experience in virology and preferentially also cell biology. While previous experience in these fields is a real plus, we are also open to candidates from other fields, strongly motivated to make the transition to HIV research. We host people from different countries and our working language is English.



Our Research Environment. The laboratory is hosted within the CIRI, an institute supported by INSERM, CNRS, UCBL and ENS and dedicated to multi-disciplinary research in infectious diseases in Lyon-France. The CIRI provides an exciting, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment in which to carry out research, with topics that range from immunology, bacteriology to virology and is itself embedded in the Lyon-Gerland Area that also hosts other research Centers. The Institute provides all the state-of-the-art facilities that will be used to carry out the project.


Candidates should send their application, CV and contact information for referees, to:



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