Post-doc position in viro-immunology

  • Post-doc / Ingénieur de recherche
  • Lyon

We are inviting application from enthusiastic post-doctoral candidate to participate in our project supported by the French National Agency (ANR), 2-year position – possible extension.

The research program centers on the innate immune response against viral infection.

Type I interferons are first line of host defense to protect against viral infections. The most robust producer cell type is the plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC). We aim at defining how IFN-I response control viral infection.

Dengue virus serve as primary viral model for our project, yet our main findings are studied to other viruses to define the broad versus virus-specific regulation. More recently, we have initiated research on SARS-CoV2.


•Originality: answer question on the host/pathogen interactions using approaches from disparate fields, cellular biology, immunology and virology.
•Well-positioned to carry out studies from molecular to organism levels.
•Part of CIRI: a center for infectious disease research, promoting an integrated approach
•State-of-the-art facilities for imaging, FACS, etc..
•Biosafety Level 3 laboratories and animal housing.
•ENS, Campus Charles Mérieux ( endowed with strong basic biology sciences.

Team lead by Dr M. Dreux


•Strong background in cell biology and immunology.
•Prior experiences in in vivo mouse studies and/or imaging/microscopy techniques is highly advantageous.
•Self-motivation, flexibility, curious and enthusiastic to work in a collaborative team.
•Proven ability to identify key research objectives


Please send one PDF file to Marlene Dreux  containing the following:

– cover letter (with short statement of the research interests)

– concise summary of previous research training

– curriculum vitae including publication list and contact details for 3 referees.

Posted on the 15th June 2020 – Position available as soon as October 2020



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