18 July 2012

Postdoc position in Paris

Postdoc position: nuclear pores and stem cell differentiation
Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France

Job description
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Valérie Doye at the Institut Jacques Monod
(Paris, France) to analyze the contribution of the nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) to embryonic stem
cell differentiation. This position is funded for at least 2 years, starting at the end of 2012. A salary
in accordance with qualifications, including potential previous postdoctoral experience, will be
Previous studies have revealed that the Nup133 subunit of the NPC regulates stem/progenitor cell
differentiation by an as-yet unknown mechanism (Lupu et al., Dev Cell, 2008). In this project, the
candidate will combine various approaches (including in vitro cell differentiation using Nup133-
deficient ES cell lines, cell imaging, biochemistry and gene expression studies), to characterize the
molecular partners and cellular mechanisms underlying the role of Nup133 in stem cell
differentiation. In view of our previous studies (Zuccolo et al., EMBO J. 2007; Bolhy et al., J. Cell
Biol, 2011), the interplay between cell cycle progression and cell differentiation will particularly be
This project will benefit from the techniques and tools already assembled through a joint
collaboration with the teams of E. Lacy (Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York) and J. Collignon
(IJM, Paris). The Institut Jacques Modod further provides state-of-the-art in-house facilities
(imaging, proteomics, genomics-transcriptomics), and a highly collaborative environment

We are looking for a candidate with a history of excellent research productivity and independent
thinking. Candidates are expected to have a keen interest in cell and developmental biology.
Experience and skills in cell culture and basic molecular biology is required, along with openness to
explore novel approaches; additional experience in stem cell biology and cell imaging would be
appreciated but is not mandatory. Excellent spoken and written English is expected. Knowledge of
French is not required.

How to apply:
Candidates should submit a full CV, and at least 2 referee contact addresses or reference letters to
Valérie Doye: doye.valerie@ijm.univ-paris-diderot.fr.
The position will remain open until filled; however applications received by August 30th, 2012 will
be given priority.

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