The MitoCross Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) wishes to welcome two junior chairs in Strasbourg. One chair will be based at the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology (GMGM, UMR 7156), the second at the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology (IBMP, UPR 2357).
The LabEx MitoCross is a consortium of 6 Strasbourg teams working on various aspects of the functioning and dysfunction of mitochondria, using several fungal, plant and animal models. These studies apply a wide spectrum of techniques including structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and genomics. Created in 2012, MitoCross has since 2021 become, as an independent Research Cluster, an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Institute IMCBio and its University Graduate School (EUR) in integrative molecular and cellular biology of the University of Strasbourg.
This call for applications is open to young researchers, from any field of research relating to mitochondria, and having the capacity to lead a research team at the highest scientific level. Proposals relating to the scientific priorities of the LabEx MitoCross will be preferentially considered, as well as those from candidates bringing new skills and/or developing new models. A chair whose theme will be focused on photosynthetic organisms as models will be located at the IBMP. The other chair whose research program will involve any other model, ranging from fungi to humans, will be located at the GMGM. Researchers applying for permanent positions (CNRS / INSERM researcher or lecturer-researcher at the University of Strasbourg) during the recruitment campaigns of 2022 are eligible for this funding program. Applicants are also invited to submit funding requests to other national and international calls (ERC, ANR JCJC, ATIPAvenir, etc.), compatible and cumulative with these research chairs.
These chairs are funded for a period of up to four years, with possible extension within the limit of the aid allocated.
The aid allocated to each chair is 400 k€. The amount of funding may include the salary of the chair holder and expenses related to the installation and operation of a research team (salary of a post-doctoral fellow or of a technician, purchase of small equipment, etc.), as well as operational costs.
Expressions of interest including a curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) and a brief description of the scientific program (5 pages maximum) should be sent to Ivan Tarassov: i.tarassov[at]unistra.fr and to Laurence Drouard: laurence.drouard[at]ibmp-cnrs.unistra.frbefore October 30, 2022.