Offres d’emploi


The Genetics and Development Biology Unit ( of the Institut
Curie is a multidisciplinary department whose main objective is the study of events
controlling cell dynamics during development. The research teams intensively use
optical fluorescence microscopy to visualize in real time different biological processes
in various animal models (Drosophila, zebrafish and mouse).
Under the Labex-DEEP program (, we recruit a processing and
image analysis engineer to analyse large multidimensional microscopy data sets
acquired by researchers.

• Designing and implementing tools for image analysis and processing using ImageJ /
Fiji / Icy and Matlab.
• Set-up advanced workflow. e.g. image segmentation, quantify intracellular protein
distribution, pattern recognition, tracking of dynamic particle …
• Work with scientists for writing / implementing algorithms for solving image
processing problems from multidimensional datasets acquired using fluorescence
• Improve existing tools (computing speed, user interface, creating workflow).
• Validation of developed tools.
• Analysis of multidimensional microscopy datasets acquired by researchers.
• Train scientists in the use of developed tools and make tutorials.

• University degree (Master, PhD), engineering school or equivalent degree with a
strong specialization in image processing and analysis.
• Proven experience in the development of tools to process and analyse
multidimensional fluorescence microscopy datasets using ImageJ / Fiji / ICY (macros
and java plugin) and/or Matlab.
• Good knowledge of segmentation algorithms, object tracking, pattern recognition.
• Ability to work in teams and have an interest in multidisciplinary approaches in
developmental biology.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. A high degree of autonomy is
• Able to communicate in English.

Please send your CV, cover letter and contact information for two references
Contract: COD (defined time contract) for 12 months (renewable to 36 months). Salary
depending on experience and qualifications.
Applications will be reviewed when they are received.

SGA Platform Technician or Trainee technician

Type of contract : CDD / full time – 4 months

Contract dates: 24/08/15 – 24/12/15

Context : After yeast genome sequencing in 1996 and the set up of deleted mutant collections in 2000, genomic techniques have developped tremendously. The Synthetic Genetic Array (SGA) is one of these high throughput emerging techniques, enabling the screening of double mutant banks. The principle is to cross a strain carrying a mutation in the gene of interest with a mutant bank. The double mutants generated are screened for their potential lethal synthetic gene interactions. This type of screening has been extensively used to decipher the complexity of genetic networks and pathways in yeast. Today, the SGA represents a powerful tool for studies of yeast gene functions. In addition to this technique, the SGA platform also offers optical density follow-up in 96-well plates (growth curve, sensitivity test,…). The SGA platform, part of the UMR3664 is located on the Paris Campus of Institut Curie.

Team website :

Description :

Tasks :

  • Take over the experimental part of the projects;
  • Work independantly under the supervision of the platform manager;
  • Manage and maintain the yeast strains and plasmids;
  • Ensure monitoring of the equipment and the proper functionning of the platform ;
  • Order and manage the consumables;
  • Report on the work progress and the results to the platform manager ;

Qualifications :

  • Level Bac +2/3 in microbiology
  • Good knowledge of microbiology and yeast genetics.
  • Expertise in various liquid and solid culture media.
  • Expertise in molecular biology classical techniques : mini-prep, PCR, cloning, …
  • Mastery of IT tools.
  • Mastery of English is required.

Skills :

  • Rigour, autonomy, dynamism
  • Good interpersonal skills

Contact : Please send a letter of motivation, a CV and your references by email to Petra KAFERLE and Manolis PAPAMICHOS-CHRONAKIS:


Deadline for applications : July 24th 2015

Postdoctoral Position in Yeast Nuclear Organization

We are looking for a driven Postdoctoral Research Scientist with knowledge of the
fields of DNA repair and genome stability to join the « Compartmentalization and
Dynamics of nuclear Function » group headed by Dr Angela Taddei at Institut Curie, Paris.

Current work of the lab focuses on determining the spatial and temporal behaviour of chromatin and how this affects two essential functions of the genome: gene expression and the maintenance of genome integrity. To understand these fundamental processes, we are using yeast as a model system to which we can apply genetics, molecular biology and live advanced microscopy techniques.

The position is initialy funded by the FRM (« Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale ») and is fixed term for up to 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of an extension.

You will have a PhD in biological or biochemical sciences and demonstrable experience in molecular and cell biology techniques.
You will need strong organisational, teamworking and communication skills and a proven track record in taking projects from conception to completion. You will have a CV and publication record that would be competitive for international postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates with previous experience in yeast biology and/or advanced light microscopy will be favored.

Application details
Applications including a CV, names, contact details of two or three referees and a summary of current and future research interests should be submitted by e-mail to
Please indicate: « Postdoc application » in the subject line

2 Junior Group Leader positions

The Institut Curie research center is a world-class multidisciplinary cancer research center linked to a hospital. It combines research in biology, genetics, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. The institute facilities include an advanced imaging platform with a wide variety of top-of-the line microscopes from confocal imaging to super-resolution, for cell and small animal imaging. Other facilies include a small molecule collection platform, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, reverse phase protein array, proteomics and mass spectrometry, antibody technologies and protein purification, nano-SIMS, cytometry, and animal housing ( Access to unique clinical databases and sample collections enable active translational work and clinical applications.

As part of its strategic research axis Developmental Biology, Cancer, Genetics and Epigenetics, the Institut Curie is supporting the opening of two Junior Group Leader positions on its research campus in central Paris, in a vibrant international environment, to join respectively:

The Nuclear Dynamics department ( including epigenetics, genome functions, nuclear organization and chromosome biology.

Deadline for applications May 15th, 2015 to

– The Genetics and Developmental Biology department ( broadly interested in developmental and cell biology including organogenesis, morphogenesis, stem cells and physiology.

Deadline for applications June 30th 2015 to

The newly recruited groups will benefit from the expertise of these units in epigenetics, chromatin, genetics, as well as developmental and cell biology and from state-of-the-art research equipment. Appropriate laboratory space for 6 persons and a start-up package will be available as well as support from the Labex DEEP ( to which the two units belong. Successful candidates should meet criteria to obtain national and international funding, and for French institutional research positions (CNRS or Inserm).

Please send a personal statement explaining why you are interested in joining Institut Curie, a 3-4 page research plan, a full CV-detailing publications, patents, invited conferences, awards, grants, training and teaching experience- and contact details of 3-5 individuals who can be contacted for recommendation letters. Short listed candidates will be invited to present their research proposals and past achievements.

Deadlines for applications: May 15th 2015 / June 30th 2015

Click here to view poster of the call

Position: Research Engineer

Offer: 9 month contract (CDD), possibility for renewal

Place: Institut Curie Research Center – Paris 5th Arrondissement

Unit: CNRS UMR3664, Chromatin Dynamics team, directed by Dr. Genevieve Almouzni


The selected candidate will join the chromatin dynamics team directed by Dr. Genevieve Almouzni ( This team is interested by epigenetic mechanisms and how they are implicated in regulating the organization of DNA within the cell nucleus during development and the cell cycle in normal and pathological situations.

The selected candidate will be an integral member of the team, involved in developing scientific projects within the scope of the laboratory with an expertise with mouse and xenopus model organisms.


  • Develop a project with strong scientific and technological potential; validate and interpret results
  • Develop biochemistry to fractionate cellular components from various sources (i.e : xenopus eggs/ embryos extracts, various mammalian cells in culture, and mouse tissues & embryos)
  • Implement molecular and cellular biology and proteomics approaches
  • Apply new techniques enabling quantitative analyses and bioinformatics approaches.
  • Report on, scout and advise team members on new techniques and perform due diligence for the particular project, and participate in their setting up and guiding other users
  • Conduct literature searches to integrate the scientific project within the field and overcome any technical problems that may arise
  • Write progress reports and update lab protocols and technological resources
  • Stay current on evolving techniques and the field of genome organization and related areas and maintain proper records using IT tools (EndNote, Papers)

Required Experience:

  • 5 years of experience working in chromatin / genome organization (academia or industry)
  • Expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology of chromatin proteins (immunoprecipitation, preparation of nucleosomes, qPCR, ChIP…), and genome-wide analysis
  • Experience in working with whole organism experiments (mouse, xenopus…)
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture (transfections, generation of stable cell lines)
  • Strong knowledge of developmental biology
  • Experience in microscopy (confocal, live-imaging) and image analysis (ImageJ, Adobe Photoshop)
  • Capacity to design, plan, and execute experiments independently
  • Master of office tools (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Adobe Illustrator) and data management software (LIMS)
  • Ability toimplementthe logistic andscientific organizationfor the team
  • Sense of responsibility, communication, and team-spirit
  • Spoken and written English required.

Required training:

PhD in cellular or molecular biology or a related discipline and professional experience



Send a CV, a cover letter, and 3 reference letters to