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Post doctoral position; Epigenetic control of Drosophila hematopoiesis

We are inviting applications for a post-doctoral scientist to join the Waltzer team in the “Genetic Development and Reproduction” (GReD) research unit in Clermont-Ferrand (France).


Our team investigates how blood cell development is controlled during normal and pathological situations. Using mainly Drosophila as a model system, we aim at deciphering the gene regulatory network that regulates blood cell progenitor maintenance and differentiation. We are particularly interested in the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of blood cell fate and in the development of fly models for leukemia.


We are now seeking to recruit a talented and motivated post-doc to expand our work into the epigenetic and epitranscriptomic fields. The proposed project will focus on characterizing the molecular mechanism of action of a conserved enzyme involved in hematopoiesis and leukemia, using a combination of genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches in Drosophila.


The candidate must hold a PhD in Life Sciences, in the field of molecular biology, developmental biology and/or genetics. Candidates with previous experience with fly handling, NGS analysis and/or proteomics are particularly encouraged to apply.


The position is immediately available and is funded forthree years. Salary scale for the post is in the range from 35.000 and 46.000€ p.a. inclusive, depending on experience.



The Genetics, Reproduction and Development laboratory (www.gred-clermont.fr) is a multi-disciplinary CNRS-INSERM-University research institute on the medical campus of the University Clermont-Auvergne (35,000 students) the main university in central France, localised in the lively city of Clermont-Ferrand, with attractive living conditions.

The GReD consists of 14 groups with research interests ranging from genome dynamics and epigenetic control, development and stem cell biology to endocrinology and cancer. It offers state-of-the-art equipments and all technological facilities required for the project and constitutes an excellent environment for high quality and intensive scientific life and training.


Please send your C.V., a cover letter with statement of research interest, and contact details of at least 2 referees to lucas.waltzer@uca.fr before the 15th of October.

Last update: 09/21/2017