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Group Leader Position (Institut Curie)—Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signalling and Cancer

Institut Curie (Orsay, France) is constituted of a hospital and a world-class multidisciplinary research center combining research in cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. It includes over 3,000 researchers, physicians, clinicians, technicians and administrative staff working on three sites: Paris, Orsay, and Saint-Cloud. The institute facilities grouped into the CurieCoreTech include advanced imaging, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, reverse phase protein array, proteomics and mass spectrometry, antibody technologies, cytometry, animal housing, and a unique experimental radiotherapy platform. In addition, the hospital proximity allows access to large clinical databases and sample collections, as well as translational research. As a founding member of PSL University, it benefits from privileged connections with all others members and access to various additional technical facilities and funding sources.

As part of one of its strategic research Domain 1 entitled Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signalling and Cancer , Institut Curie is supporting the recruitment of an experienced Group Leader working in the development of novel anti-cancer treatments.

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the joint Research Unit Chemistry, Modeling and Imaging for Biology (CNRS UMR9187/Inserm U1196) located in Paris-Sud Campus (Orsay, 35 km south from Paris). The Unit’s scientific mission covers the design, synthesis, molecular modeling, as well as biophysical, biochemical and cellular studies of small-molecule probes and drug candidates targeting nucleic acids or proteins involved in cancer. The newly appointed Group Leader is expected to establish a successful research team compatible with the scientific mission of the Unit, as well as to take over the direction of the Unit at the end of its current mandate (end-2019).

The newly appointed Group Leader will benefit from the expertise of the Unit’s staff in chemistry, molecular modeling, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology and the access to the state-of-the-art research equipment and institute facilities. Appropriate laboratory space for 10–15 people will be available. The successful candidate should hold, or be ready to apply for a permanent senior position (DR-level) at French National Research Institutions (CNRS or Inserm) or university. He or she should have strong management skills, a proven record of administrative duties, and meet criteria to obtain national and international funding.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Sandrine Bourgeois, Administrative Assistant, at sandrine.bourgeois@curie.fr (deadline: January 15th, 2018). Please send a personal statement explaining why you are interested in joining the Institut Curie, a 3 to 4-page research plan, a full CV detailing -publications, patents, invited conferences, awards, grants, training and teaching experience- and contact details of 3–5 individuals who can be contacted for recommendation letters.

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