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Two positions available for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) at Institut Pasteur de Lille (France). The two positions opened at the Cellular Microbiology and Physics of Infection Group – Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille, are aimed at the experimental investigation of the mechanical properties of cells and tissues in health and disease, under the supervision of Prof. Frank Lafont.

1. Towards automation for Nano-mechanics characterization of biological samples in diseases
Start date: July 2019. This ESR position is a joint PhD project (CNRS/IBEC).

2. Nano-mechanics response measurements of Cells and tissues in Cancer
Start date: July 2019.

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates with a degree in physics, biology or medicine and strong interest and experience in biophysics, physics of (living) matter, nanomedicine and related disciplines. The successful candidates will be employees of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The contract period will be for 36 months. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department of Physics of the Univ. Lille.

Admission criteria:
→ Students must have a second-level degree or an equivalent qualification (Master’s Degree) from a non-French University before the end of the call.
→ Candidates can be of any nationality but need to demonstrate transnational mobility, i.e. 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 before the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
→ The candidates must be in the first year (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers, and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
→ Good proficiency in written and spoken English is required (level B2).


For more information, contact Prof. Frank Lafont at


Nous accueillons régulièrement des étudiants enthousiastes et motivés en stage de Master, DUT, BTS.

Contactez-nous pour connaître les possibilités.

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