Postdoc position on antiviral antibodies, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

CEMEF Postdoctoral Fellowship in France- Apply by 31 October 2020

Postdoc position on antiviral antibodies: A postdoc position is available in the Antiviral Activities of Antibodies group (headed by Timothée Bruel) in the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. Our group investigates mechanisms underlying the efficacy of humoral immunity in preventing viral infection and disease in the context of HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2. We are part of the Virus and Immunity Unit (headed by Olivier Schwartz), which is at the forefront of the study of host-virus interactions.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Antiviral Activities of Antibodies

Location: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Eligibility/Qualification: We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, and enthusiastic young researcher with a PhD in virology, immunology, or cell biology. The applicant should have skills in cell culture, microscopy, and flow cytometry and ideally have experience working in BSL2/3. A taste for new technologies and bioinformatics would be highly appreciated. A strong capacity for teamwork and collaborations is required.

Job Description: The project aims at investigating the mode of action of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, with a focus on non-neutralizing activities. It combines basic and translational approaches to provide an in-depth understanding of antibody polyfunctionality and its link with clinical efficacy. The specific questions are:

  • What is the landscape of antibody functions against SARS-CoV-2 and how do they impact viral replication?
  • How do SARS-CoV-2 and its variants evade antibody inhibition?
  • What is the contribution of antibody polyfunctionality to the efficacy of antibodies used in the clinic to treat and prevent COVID-19?

Conditions: The position is funded by the ANR (French research agency). The salary depends on previous experiences, according to Institut Pasteur standards. Postdocs at the Institut Pasteur benefit from a cutting-edge environment that includes a Postdoc office for career assistance, numerous associations for social events and sports, world-class science conferences and seminars, and localization in the center of Paris. The starting date is December 1, 2023.

How to Apply: The applicant should provide a detailed CV that includes a list of publications, a cover letter explaining research interests and motivations, and reference letters from previous mentors.

Last Date for Apply: Applications should be sent to

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