Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 02/11/2022 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
Location: France › To be determined
Type Of Contract: Temporary
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Offer Starting Date: 02/01/2023
Endometriosis is a chronic disease in which lesions resembling endometrial
tissue are found outside the uterus, mainly in the abdominopelvic cavity. It
may affect 10% of women of childbearing age. Its pathophysiology and
epidemiology remain poorly understood, as is its heterogeneity (histological,
cellular, genetic, epigenetic, intra- and/or inter-lesion). Many factors are
under investigation including genetic and epigenetic ones, inflammation, and
the role of stem cells. Endometriosis results in a variety of symptoms
including pain, infertility, alteration in quality of life. The diagnosis and
research on epidemiology are hampered by a lack of relevant models and
A one-year post-doctoral position (extendable to one more year) is available
and is funded by the URGO Foundation.
The candidate must hold a PhD and provide a research project identifying the
The host laboratory must be an Inserm unit. Importantly, the host lab will
benefit from up to 10k€ funding/year for the duration of the project.
Any project relevant to endometriosis is acceptable. Candidates without prior
background on this topic are welcome to apply. The same applies to the host
lab. As non-exclusive examples, projects coming from the fields of
neurosciences (mechanisms of pain), cancer (cellular heterogeneity) or
genetics are welcome1provided that they aim at advancing the knowledge of
endometriosis mechanisms and/or treatment.
The project must be essentially feasible within 2 years.
Applications must be written in English, using the provided template (to be
downloaded here together with all documents).
Additional documents to provide:
At least 2 reference letters for the applicant
An application letter from the applicant
A letter from the director of the host laboratory indicating that he/she
agrees to host the applicant, his/her motivation to work on the project,
and that he/she will provide the means to conduct the research project
All documents must be assembled within a single pdf.
Deadline for submitting the application: November 2nd, 2022 at 6:00pm.
Send applications and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org The applications
will be reviewed by an independent scientific committee. It is expected that
the candidate selection will be done in November 2022 and that the laureate
can start working as early as January 2023.
1 Several examples of research priorities as proposed by expert groups can
be found at:
DOI: 10.1177/1933719116654991 ; doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.02.033 ;
The candidate must hold a PhD.
The host lab should be affiliated with Inserm.
Applications will be reviewed by an international scientific committee
independent from the funder. Results should be made available by mid-November.
Web site for additional job details
https: // itbcde.aviesan.fr/urgo-post-doc-endometriosis.html
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