Postdoctoral Position In Virology, Microbiology And Biotechnology

Universities and Institutes of France


November 10, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne - UMR 7283 (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université)
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biological engineering Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 10/11/2022 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: France › Marseille
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Offer Starting Date: 02/01/2023
  • A postdoctoral position funded for 34 months (AMIDEX) is available in Dr. Mireille Ansaldi's team at the Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne (LCB), a CNRS/Aix-Marseille University research unit located on the CNRS Campus in Marseille (https: // The applicant will adapt biosensor technologies previously developped within the team to build bacteriophage-based biosensors to detect a Gram positive human pathogen, Streptococcus agalactiae , involved in neonatal miningitis, in partnership with a local industrial entrusted with the development of a diagnostic kit with the phage-based biosensors.

    The applicant activities within our resaerch laboratory include microbiology in a BL2 environment, isolation, characterization and genetic manipulation of bacteriophages and characterization of the phage-based biosensors thus developped.

    The applicant will be in close relationship with the industrial partner to ensure the transfer of the phage-based biosensors in the industrial context.

    Offer Requirements Specific Requirements

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, scientifically independent and creative collaborator, who can contribute to a stimulating collaborative environment involving an academic and an industrial partner. To be eligible for this postdoctoral position, candidates must have completed their PhD within the last 0-5 years at the start of the contract. A PhD in Microbiology or Molecular Biology focused on genetics of Gram-positive bacteria is required. Prior research experience in one of the following areas would be a plus: Strepto B, bacteriophages or microbial bioinformatics. The candidate will have a particular desire for the valorization of research and project management in connection with the industrial partner, as well as the ability to conduct research independently, to report ongoing work, and the willingness to work and exchange within a team. The recruited profile will be external to the Aix-Marseille site and his/her last degree will have been delivered by a university other than AMU. Working language: English (French non mandatory).

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne - UMR 7283 (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université)
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: //
  • Country: France
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