2 postdoc positions in Rennes (F)

Position 1:


A 2-year postdoctoral position is open in the newly established team of Gwenaël Rabut at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR), France (http://igdr.univ-rennes1.fr/english/). Our team investigates the molecular functions of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like protein modifiers, particularly focusing on the regulation of nuclear processes such as DNA replication and DNA repair. We are studying these functions in budding yeast, using a combination of complimentary biochemical and genetic approaches as well as advanced light microscopy and mass spectrometry.


We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry. Those experienced in mass spectrometry or genetics are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applicants with expertise in advanced light microscopy or multidisciplinary approaches.


The Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes is dynamic and expanding, with 20 senior and junior groups addressing a wide range of subjects in cell biology in a multidisciplinary environment. It benefits from excellent core facilities, such as state-of-the-art microscopy and genomics centers.


Rennes is a lively city located in the North-West of France, with fast and direct access to Paris (2 hours by train). Its rich student life, its strong music and food heritage and its proximity to the coast make it a very welcoming and pleasant place to live.


Candidates should send their CV and a letter of motivation to Gwenaël Rabut (gwenael.rabut (at) inserm.fr) and provide the name and contact details of at least two references.





Position 2:


A 3‐year postdoctoral position supported by the EU‐funded ERANET programme on rare diseases is available in the team of Dr. Erwan Watrin at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR). Our research in the lab focuses on the role and regulation of cohesin in chromosome biology and their relevance in human pathologies using biochemical and cell biology approaches. We are

involved in a European collaborative project aiming to identify genetic causes of the Cornelia de Lange syndrome and to characterise their functional link to the disease (e‐rare.eu/content/target‐cdls).


We are seeking for highly motivated candidates, with great interests in chromosome behaviour and open to bridge basic science to human pathology. Candidates with strong background in chromatin‐related field and/or with expertise in molecular and cellular approaches applied to in vitro cultured cells are encouraged to apply.


The IGDR (igdr.univ‐rennes1.fr/english) hosts 20 research teams addressing fundamental aspects of cell and development biology. All researchers have access to on‐site, state‐of‐the‐art facilities, and English is the working language. Located 2 hours from Paris and 1 hour from the sea, Rennes is the capital of Brittany and has a lively, cultural and pleasant atmosphere.


Applicants should send their CV and a brief description of their past research experience to Erwan Watrin (erwan.watrin (at) univ‐rennes1.fr), and should organise 2‐3 recommendation letters to be sent directly to Erwan Watrin.