Postdoctoral position available at the Micalis Institute on the Mechanisms linking colorectal cancer, innate immune receptors and the intestinal microbiota.

 Context and Project:

A 24-month postdoctoral position funded by the INCa (Institut national du cancer) is available in the laboratory “Functionality of the intestinal ecosystem”, Micalis Institute, INRAE, Jouy-en-Josas, France. The project will be centred on the role of innate receptor pathways induced by the microbiota in colorectal cancer thanks to a unique mouse model and in the frame of a larger consortium led by Dr. Nicolas Lapaque.

Candidate qualification:

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow, able to work independently with good communication skills. Applicants should have a PhD and a strong background in cancer biology and immunology.

Previous experience in in vivo animal models, cell cultures and flow cytometry techniques is required. Some experience in cancer animal models and organoid culture would be a plus.

We offer

A 24-month fixed term contract. The candidate will be working in a multidisciplinary, friendly and supportive environment of an internationally recognized team working on host-microbiota interactions Our group members have access to a comprehensive range of facilities and technology platforms established on the INRAE and Université Paris-Saclay campus (, The candidate will have the opportunity to actively lead and shape the development of the project and will have the possibility to mentor students.


Candidates should send their application including CV, brief description of research accomplishments, list of publications, career objectives and contact for at least two referees into a single PDF file to Nicolas Lapaque ([email protected]). Selected candidates will be contacted for interview. The position has a flexible starting date from June 2022.

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