Postdoctoral Fellows in Genomics

 CDD · Postdoc  · 48 mois (renouvelable)    Bac+8 / Doctorat, Grandes Écoles   Institut Curie · Paris (France)  According to the current grids of I. Curie

 Date de prise de poste : 1 novembre 2023


Genomics DNA Replicaiton Genome Instability Single-Cell/Molecular Omics Cancer Evoluation


The hosting structure


Institut Curie Research Center

Institut Curie is a major player in the research and fight against cancer. It consists of a Hospital group and a Research Center of more than 1000 employees with a strong international representativeness.

The objective of the Research Center is to develop basic research and to use the knowledge produced to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics of cancers as part of the continuum between basic research and innovation serving the patient.






We are looking for two motivated and productive junior post-doctoral fellows in bioinformatics to join our team “Replication Program and Genome Instability” ( at the Institut Curie, Paris, France. The team focuses on using cutting-edge high-throughput genomic approaches and genome-wide data analyses to study the spatio-temporal replication program of the human genome and how replication stress impacts on genome stability in normal and cancer cells, in population as well as at single molecule/cell level.


The project

It is well known that DNA replication is a vital process in all organisms. At each cell division, the activation of over 30,000 replication origins in a coordinated manner is essential to ensure the duplication of >6 billion base pairs of the human genome. During differentiation and development, this program must adapt to changes in chromatin organization and gene transcription. Its deregulation can challenge genome stability, which is a leading cause of many diseases including cancer and neurological disorders. To move the field forward, novel approaches to investigate DNA replication at the single molecule/cell level are required. Leveraging on our expertise in high-throughput single molecule/cell data analysis, our Impulscience project of the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller ( aims to develop original interdisciplinary methodologies by combining cutting edge high-throughput single molecule/cell imaging/sequencing, mathematical/computational modelling and bioinformatics analyses. With these, we will study the replication program in mammalian cell lines and in developmental model organisms under normal and pathological conditions. This project will finally be able to decipher, at an unprecedented depth, how the replication program links with genome instability in cancer and during neurogenesis. We also have an ANR project using single-molecule sequencing/imaging to study DNA recombination and DNA repair and genome instability at the single-molecule level.



Bibliographical references

Promonet A., et al. Nat. Commun., 11:3940 (2020)

Wang W., et al. Mol. Cell, 81, 2975-2988.e6 (2021)

Gnan S., et al. Nat. Commun., 13, 2329 (2022)

Emerson D., et al. Nature, 606:812–819 (2022)

Liu Y., et al. Nucleic Acids. Res., gkac1239 (2023)

Li J., et al. Cell, 186:98-111.e21 (2023)



Constraints and risks  

  • Short periods of travel
  • Long periods working in front of computers



Candidate Profile


Training and Skills required

  • Training: Applicant should hold, or be in the process of completing, a PhD degree (less than 6 years after obtaining a PhD) in bioinformatics or related areas
  • Scientific skills: should have solid computational/statistical skills, and a strong interest in genome biology
  • Professional experience desirable: experience with single-molecular sequencing, single-cell omics, linear tracing analysis, high-throughput imaging analysis, or neurogenesis is a plus
  • Language skills: very good English level and communication skills



  • Ability to work independently, managerial abilities, aptitude for working in a team
  • The candidate should be highly motivated, curious, and enthusiastic to work in a collaborative team



All our opportunities are open to people with disabilities



Contract information


Type of contract: Fixed-term contract.

Starting date:  Since 1 Oct 2023

Duration: 1 year (renewable contract up to 4 years)

Working time: full time

Remuneration: according to the current grids

Benefits: Collective catering, reimbursement of transportation fees up to 70%, supplementary health insurance

Location of the position: Paris

Reference: not to be completed





Please send your CV, letter of motivation, and 3 references, to C.L. Chen (



Procédure : Please send your CV, letter of motivation, and 3 references, to C.L. Chen (

Date limite : 30 juin 2024


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Offre publiée le 10 octobre 2023, affichage jusqu'au 30 septembre 2024