A tenure-track position funded by the Inserm 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. Candidates working at the interface between different disciplines, and/or on vertebrate models 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 (50 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 25 different nationalities and English as a working language (http://ibv.unice.fr). It is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity and encourages female applicants.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-derived material. 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. The housing capacity of the current zebrafish facility is 400 aquariums.

Interested candidates should send their application to ibv.direction@univ-cotedazur.fr before 25th August. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf and contain a curriculum vitae with 2-3 reference contacts, a short description of achievements and a research program of maximum 5 pages. Interviews at the iBV are scheduled for early October.

Candidates should concomitantly apply to the Inserm CPJ program and submit their application on the dedicated website (https://pro.inserm.fr/rubriques/content/calls-for-proposals/inserm-chairs-cpj/how-to-apply) before September 10th.

iBV Call Poster