The recruited fellow will join the Comparative Developmental Biology and Regeneration team
of the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL
), located at the campus of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in the south of Lyon, France. The IGFL provides a stimulating environment focusing on the interfaces of animal development, physiology and evolution. The research team is international and the working language is English (speaking French is not a requirement).
The fellow will also be part of the wider community of fellows in the ZooCell doctoral network, comprising 12 laboratories across Europe. Fellows will participate in the training activities organised by the network, including practical courses and research/training visits in a partner laboratory.
The fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student in the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and will be co-supervised by Michalis Averof and Mathilde Paris.
Training, meetings and research exchanges
The fellow will receive training in molecular genetics and microscopy in the host lab, and training in electron microscopy and image analysis by the ZooCell doctoral network. The training will be adapted to the needs of the fellow.
This fellowship will involve periods of training/research in the laboratories of other ZooCell partners and participation in yearly meetings and summer schools organised by the network, to take full advantage of the wide range of expertise available in the network. The fellow will have opportunities to develop presentation, writing and other transferable skills, and to participate in outreach activities.
Eligibility / Qualifications
Applicants should have a Masters degree in science, preferably in Biology. Practical experience in molecular, cell or developmental biology, microscopy and/or image analysis will be an advantage. Strongly motivated students from other disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants should be able to communicate fluently in English.
Candidates of all nationalities may apply, but they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their appointment (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).
Applicants should submit a motivation letter and a CV in english.