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Project leader positions at IECB – Bordeaux 2014

The European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB, www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr) is a research team incubator placed under the joint authority of the University of Bordeaux, CNRS and INSERM. It benefits from the strong scientific environment of the Bordeaux campus in the Southwest of France. The Institute hosts 16 research groups working at the interface of chemistry and biology in a recent building (6000 sq meters) with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The scientific policy of the institute is under the responsibility of an International Scientific Advisory Board, in charge of the selection of new group leaders.

IECB is looking for outstanding candidates who will complement the existing strength of the Institute in:


We are interested in projects aiming at re-programming, re-constructing life through the use of microbiology, molecular biology, molecular engineering or mathematical modelling.


We seek experts in electron microscopy, molecular modelling or crystallography investigating biomolecular complexes of potential interest in particular in the field of cancer.


We seek biochemists/biophysicists developing protein/nucleic acid scaffolds, techniques for single molecule analysis, or devices of potential interest in the field of technologies for health, in particular biomaterials or imaging.


We are looking for chemical biologists interested in the development of novel molecular approaches towards the understanding and modulation of biological functions, and the upstream development of innovative therapeutic or diagnostic tools.

Applicants are expected to run independent and creative projects. They should be open to interdisciplinary collaborations with other groups of the Institute. Successful candidates will have access to IECB’s facilities in structural biology, chemistry, molecular and cellular biology. The candidates will be asked to apply for start-up funding such as ATIP-Avenir Inserm-CNRS programme, FRM "amorçage", ANR support or ERC funding.

The applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. Applicants are invited to submit - prior to September 1st, 2014 - a detailed biography and publication record together with a 5 page summary of research achievements and projects as well as a list of potential referees to:

Dr Jean-Jacques Toulmé, Director of IECB

2 rue Robert Escarpit 33607 Pessac Cedex, France

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