The team works on the pathogenesis of Group B Streptococcus (GBS), a major pathogen of the neonate, being the main responsible for neonatal invasive diseases including meningitis.
Mechanistic data on how the GBS CC17 clone that is involved in 80 % of meningitis cases, accesses the central nervous system are still lacking and a holistic view of the pathophysiological process involved is still missing. Our objective is to decipher at the molecular level what confers to the GBS CC17 this high neurotropism in neonates.
We are looking for highly motivated, talented and rigorous candidate. The applicants will have a PhD in biological science and are expected to have a strong background in cell biology ideally in endothelial cell biology and cell signaling. Experience in microbiology is not required but would be a plus. Good communication skills (both written and oral in french and/or english) is required.
Team « Barriers and pathogens » is part of the « Infection immunity Inflammation » of the Institut Cochin located in the center of Paris, 22 rue Méchain – 75014 Paris, France.
Institut Cochin is one of the biggest biomedical French Research Center located in the center of Paris that provides a multidisciplinary scientific environment and very efficient core-facilities.
Visit our web: www.institutcochin.fr or www.institutcochin.fr/la-recherche/3i/equipe-poyart-fouet
Début/Beginning: between January and March 2017
Durée du contrat/Length of contract: 3 years
Structure employeur/organization: INSERM
Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing your past experience and research interests and a CV including the names and contact information of 2/3 references to Julie Guignot (email@example.com)