Doctoral/Postdoctoral Positions in structural Biology, Institut Pasteur, France

PhD/Postdoc Scholarships @SCHORLASHIPS CAFE in Microbiology & molecular biology , in One Health , in Public health & health systems
  • Post Date : February 6, 2024
  • Apply Before : February 29, 2024
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Opportunity Description

  • An exciting opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral/PhD position in the structural biology of type IV pili machineries. This research project aims to unravel the dynamic assembly and disassembly mechanisms of type IV pili, filamentous helical protein structures present in various bacteria, including human pathogens. The project, hosted at the Pathogenesis of Vascular Infections Unit at Institut Pasteur (Paris, France), offers a unique interdisciplinary environment with a focus on biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, biophysics, and animal models of infection.


    • MSc or PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, or related disciplines
    • Experience in protein purification and sample characterization
    • Familiarity with cryo-EM and cryo-ET data acquisition/processing
    • Basic programming skills (recommended)
    • Comfortable with interdisciplinary science, including biophysics, microbiology, immunology, and engineering
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their CV and a motivation letter to Guillaume Duménil at Please include “Postdoc/PhD Application – Type IV Pili Machineries” in the subject line. Applications can also be sent by mail to Institut Pasteur, Unité “Pathogenèse des infections vasculaires,” 28 Rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris. For inquiries, contact 01 44 38 93 83.

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