The position is open as part of the "Interdisciplinary immunology post-doctoral program" in the department of Immunology headed by Sebastian Amigorena. All groups work in a collaborative manner to encourage innovative projects involving complimentary expertise. The candidate will benefit from the high level scientific environment of our Institute, as well as state-of-the-art technological platforms. The lab is located in a building devoted to cell biology within the Curie Institute campus in the heart of Paris. It is part of a larger campus, which can provide complementary expertise and equipment in biology as well as other scientific domains (chemistry, physics).
Applicants are invited for a post-doctoral position within a research group led by P. Benaroch. Ongoing work in the group is focused on elucidating the mechanisms involved in HIV assembly and secretion by primary macrophages. Our main objectives are to establish the spatio-temporal events occurring during HIV assembly and secretion. We have successfully developed sophisticated tools to follow these events by time-lapse microscopy in order to establish their kinetics in primary cells. We follow both the intracellular trafficking of the viral constituents as well as the recruitment of host cellular machineries by HIV. We also aim at establishing the specificity of the assembly process at the molecular level in macrophages as compared to T lymphocytes.
Highly motivated Research Fellows keen to address cell biology questions on HIV cycle and to learn and develop new techniques will enjoy a supportive environment and a challenging project. The successful applicant should have a PhD in Immunology, Cell biology or Virology and motivation for cell biology approaches and questions.http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/98841/Post_doctoral_Position_Cell_Biology_of_Late_Phases_of_HIV_Infection_in_Primary_Cells_Institut_Curie_Paris_France