Post-doctoral position

Institut Pasteur


September 1, 2021


We are looking for a post-doc to join us to work on an AMR One-Health project

Evidence for the environmental origin of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in human and veterinary clinics highlights the mandate for the surveillance of emerging AMR. In the framework of the multidisciplinary project PRE-EMPT we aim to identify, and quantify the reservoir of mobile ARGs in different environments, and characterize the potential of these genes to be transferred to pathogens by combining high-throughput based techniques connecting the genes, the MGEs, and the bacterial communities. We will target three environmental sites, from urban, animal and littoral contexts, combine metagenomic techniques with enrichment methods (targeted PCR, hybridization capture, HiC), characterize the functional properties of the identified ARGs, and evaluate the dissemination of these ARGs in bacterial communities.

The two years post-doc project will combine advanced laboratory experiments and bioinformatics analyses to characterize ARG and MGEs in the environmental samples collected by our collaborators as well as the transferability of the identified ARGs.

To apply:

Candidates should send in a single pdf : a cover letter including a brief description of their scientific achievements and research interests, their CV and contact information to

The position will remain open until filled; the position is available from September 1st, 2021.

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