Tenure-track position on “Quantitative Approaches for the Study of Regeneration” available at the Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice, France
Tenure-track position on “Quantitative Approaches for the Study of Regeneration” available at the Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice, France


A tenior-track position funded by the Inserm and the University Côte d’Azur (UCA) is opened at the Institut de Biologie Valrose (iBV), Nice, France. The candidate is expected to develop independent research lines on regeneration, combining quantitative approaches and functional studies in vertebrate model system(s). Candidates working at the interface between different disciplines, and/or on zebrafish are particularly encouraged to apply.
The candidate’s position will be funded for an initial period of 5 years and will involve a minimal teaching load (20 hours/year; English or French). It will be converted into a permanent Research Director (DR) position after successful evaluation. A 200 k€ package will also be provided as seed funding.

The iBV is an internationally recognized institute, presently hosting 26 research groups, with about 30 different nationalities and English as a working language (http://ibv.unice.fr).
Research at the iBV is dedicated to deciphering the basic principles of biology involved in health and disease. To this aim, iBV researchers use a wide range of biological model systems (yeast, worm, sea urchin, fly, zebrafish, mouse and organoids) as well as human tissues and patient samples. In the context of this call, the iBV is looking for a young researcher with a strong track record to develop a project that complements existing research topics at the institute (signaling, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, tissue/organ morphogenesis and function, as well as associated disorders and therapies). As regeneration relies on the activation of fundamental mechanisms underlying development in response to injuries/pathologies, we expect a strong synergy between the candidate and iBV groups interested in development and physio-pathology.
                 The candidate will have full access to the state-of-the-art technology platforms available at the iBV, including dedicated microscopy infrastructure, cytometry, histology, bioinformatics and animal facilities of various model organisms.

Interested candidates should contact Stéphane Noselli (Stephane.NOSELLI@univ-cotedazur.fr) as soon as possible and are expected to submit their application before the 14th of February 2022 on the Inserm portal ('chaires de professeur junior' CPJ call; https://eva3-accueil.inserm.fr/sites/eva/appels-a-projets/cpj/Pages/projets.aspx).
Candidates interested in this position can also apply to the ongoing call for Signalife chairs of excellence (https://signalife.univ-cotedazur.fr/13751.php), as packages from the two offers could be combined.

The power of stem cells
The power of stem cells

Le pouvoir des cellules souches

Annie Ladoux, chercheur à l’Inserm à l'iBV dans l’équipe de Christian Dani nous emmène dans le monde des cellules souches

Les cellules souches sont à l’origine de toutes formes de vie et sont présentes dans tous les organismes pluricellulaires. Chez l’homme, il existe plusieurs types de cellules souches. Mais quelle est la différence entre les cellules souches embryonnaires et adultes ? Quelles sont leurs propriétés ? Possèdent-elles certaines caractéristiques en commun ? Quels sont leurs rôles respectifs ? Comment utiliser leur potentiel en thérapie cellulaire ?

C’est au travers des yeux d’un enfant lors d’une visite dans un laboratoire de recherche, que nous sommes invités à découvrir et visualiser les différents types de cellules souches en microscopie. A l’aide d’un casque de réalité virtuelle, l’enfant va pouvoir dialoguer avec elles pour trouver les réponses à ces questions.


The power of stem cells

Annie Ladoux, Inserm researcher at iBV in Christian Dani's team brings us into the world of stem cells

Stem cells sustain all forms of development and they are present in all the pluricellular organisms. Different types of stem cells are encountered in humans. But what are the differences between embryonic and adult stem cells? What are their properties? Do they share some features? Do they play similar or distinct roles? Is it possible to use them for cellular therapies?

This movie invites us to follow a child visiting a research lab to discover the microscopic aspect of different types of stem cells. A virtual reality headsed will allow him to interact with them and to get answers to these questions.


The movie was produced thanks to contributions from Annie Ladoux (Inserm researcher; iBV), Camilia Jallab (Clinical researcher and former Université Côte d’Azur student) and Simon Lachambre (engineer of the PRISM platform; iBV), to the involvement of Christian Dani's iBV team “Stem cells and differentiation”.

Proofreading: Bernard Binetruy (Inserm researcher)
Director: Margo Production
Music: AudioGreen
Images: Inserm / CNRS / Université Côte d'Azur