Group Leader

Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
Salary is commensurate on experience and on the Institut Curie regulations.
April 25 2016

The Institut Curie ( is constitued of a hospital and a world-class multidisciplinary cancer research center combining research in cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. The institute facilities include an advanced imaging platform with a wide variety of top-of-the line microscopes from confocal imaging to super-resolution, for live cell and small animal imaging. Other facilies include a small molecule collection platform, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, reverse phase protein array, proteomics and mass spectrometry, antibody technologies and protein purification, nano-SIMS, cytometry, and animal housing ( In addition, the hospital proximity allows access to large clinical databases and sample collections.

As part of its strategic research axis “Multiscale Physics-Biology-Chemistry”, the Institut Curie is supporting the recruitment of a Group Leader to the Cell biology department (UMR144 “Subcellular Structure and Cellular Dynamics”, Institut Curie/CNRS; on its research campus in central Paris. We are primarily targeting junior scientists, although exceptional applications at a more senior level will be considered.

We invite applications from outstanding candidates interested in normal epithelium and cancer stem cells biology. Priority will be given to projects focused on mammary gland development, mammary stem cell biology and the mechanisms of breast cancer. Outstanding proposals outside this topic, in particular related to normal and cancer cell metabolism, will also be considered. Candidates interested in innovative and interdisciplinary approaches including computational, genome-enabled and structural biology are welcome.

Applications related to other research programmes and Departments of the Research center ( will also be considered.

The newly recruited group will benefit from the expertise of the unit in cell biology, cell dynamics, signaling, imaging and from state-of-the-art research equipment. Appropriate laboratory space and a start-up package will be available as well as support from the Labex CelTisPhyBio ( to which the unit belongs. Successful candidates should meet criteria to obtain national and international funding, and for French institutional research positions (CNRS or Inserm).

Please send your application, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief description of your proposed research (no more than five pages), and contact details for at least three referees to the director of the Cell Biology Department, Bruno Goud (

Deadline: September 1st, 2016