Post-doctoral Position

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UPR9022

Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire,

Université de Strasbourg, France


Nucleic acid receptors and immunity in Drosophila: a post-doctoral position is available to functionally characterize novel nucleic acids binding proteins in the context of antiviral immunity in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. The candidate receptors have been identified by a proteomic analysis following affinity purification with various nucleic acid baits. This tri-national project (France, Germany, Austria) is funded by a European grant in the frame of the ERA-NET program. The position to work with C. Meignin and J.-L. Imler is for a period of 18 months and is available immediately.

The applicants must have expertise in molecular biology and drosophila genetics. Previous experience in the field of virology and/or nucleic acid biology is not absolutely required but will be an advantage. The selected applicant will join a multinational team composed of fifteen people, hosted by the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (CNRS) on the central campus of the University of Strasbourg. Enquiries/applications should be made by e-mail in the form of a CV, a letter of motivation and the names and addresses of two references to Aude Petri (