The European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, “ Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie ” (IECB) is a research institute sponsored by the University of Bordeaux, CNRS and INSERM. It is located on the University of Bordeaux campus in the Southwest of France. The Institute hosts 17 research groups working at the interface of chemistry and biology in a new building (6000 sq meters) with state of the art equipment and facilities (http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr). The scientific policy of the Institute is under the responsibility of an International Scientific Board in charge of the selection of new group leaders.
IECB is recruiting PROJECT LEADERS in
- STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY (CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, NMR)
We seek biochemists working on structure/function relationship of biological macromolecules or on molecules of biomedical interest in particular in the field of neurobiology.
We seek a molecular modelling chemist with a good practice in protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions interested in developing innovative research in biomedically relevant areas including cancer.
- BIO-INSPIRED NANOTECHNOLOGY
We seek a biochemist/biophysicist developing protein/nucleic acid scaffolds, devices of potential interest in the field of technologies for health.
- MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY
We are interested in projects on macromolecules or processes related to cell cycle, gene expression or signal transduction in connection with human pathologies.
- BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
We seek a chemist to develop a research program aiming at exploring biological processes using the tools of organic synthesis.
We are looking for motivated young scientists who will demonstrate a strong potential for the development of an ambitious research programme. The applicants are expected to run independent and creative projects. They should be open to interdisciplinary collaborations with other groups of the Institute. Successful candidates will have access to state of the art facilities in structural biology, chemistry, molecular and cellular biology. The candidates might be asked to apply for start-up funding such as ATIP-Avenir Inserm-CNRS programme or ANR support.
The applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of French would be useful but not mandatory. Applicants are invited to submit -prior to September 20, 2010- a detailed biography together with a research project and a list of potential referees to: Dr Jean-Jacques Toulmé, Director of IECB – 2 rue Robert Escarpit 33607 Pessac Cedex, France e-mail: jean-jacques.toulme [at] inserm [.] fr