Mechanisms of intestinal immune response initiation in Peyer’s patches (2 years, ANR funded)


We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and interactive junior postdoctoral researcher to join our group’s research activities on postnatal mucosal immune development and the establishment of host-microbe homeostasis in the intestine. The project will extend on our previous work on the mucosal responses initiated by the intestinal commensal Segmented Filamentous Bacterium (Lécuyer et al., Immunity, 2014), and aims at identifying and characterizing the role of microbiota in tuning up the immunological functions of Peyer’s patches phagocytes.

The laboratory of “Intestinal Immunity” headed by Dr Nadine Cerf-Bensussan ( is located in the exciting professional environment of Institut Imagine on the Necker Hospital campus in center Paris, and provides all research infrastructures (e.g. gnotobiology, flow cytometry, advanced imaging, microbiology) required. The project will also benefit from a collaboration with the group of H. Lelouard (CIML, Marseille).

Applicants should hold a PhD in Life Sciences/biology, profound knowledge in immunology and a high degree of motivation for explorative research. Background in microbiology would be advantageous but not a requirement. Previous work with animals (mice) and advanced immune cell isolation and culture methods are expected. Skills in imaging would be greatly appreciated.

The position is immediately available and should ideally start between January and March 2022. To apply, please send a full CV and motivation letter, as well as at least two recommendation letters of referents to:

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Applications will be reviewed continuously from December 1st and until the position is filled.

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