Post-doctoral position in Functional Genomics

Job Location: 
Lyon, France
Job Description: 

A two-year post-doctoral position funded by the ANR, starting February 2014 is open in the team headed by Dr Gérard BENOIT (Functional Genomics of Nuclear Receptors) at GGΦMC, CNRS UMR5534, Lyon, France (Université Claude Bernard – Lyon1).

Our recently constituted team is devoted at deciphering the gene regulatory network controlled by Retinoic acid Receptors (RAR and RXRs) in differentiating mouse pluripotent stem cells. The experimental strategies developed in our group are based on whole-genome analysis of the dynamic variations of cistrome, epigenome and transcriptome, coupled to regulatory network modelling. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will be involved in an ANR funded research program aiming at understanding the molecular mechanisms supporting gene specific RAR/RXR-mediated transcriptional repression during RA-induced differentiation of murine pluripotent cells.


Applicants should hold a PhD degree in molecular/cellular biology and have strong laboratory and analytical skills. A previous experience in one or more of the following areas, nuclear receptor biology, whole-genome analytical strategies (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, DHS-Seq, …), embryonic stem cell biology, will be highly appreciated. Basic bioinformatic and statistical analysis (R software) skills will be an asset. The salary will commensurate with experience, following CNRS guidelines.
Further information can be obtained via email (see below) and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Full applications (electronic format) including curriculum vitae, a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments, selected reprints of publications, two to three references

Contact Information: 

Gérard BENOIT, PhD
Functional Genomics of Nuclear Receptors
Centre de Génétique et de Physiologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire
CNRS UMR5534 - Université Claude Bernard Lyon1
Campus de la Doua
69622, Villeurbanne, France

About Our Organization: 

Our research department is located in Lyon, France.

Its location makes it a highly connected European hub between northern countries and the Mediterranean. It is now at two hours only from downtown Paris and 1.5 hour from the sea front by TGV (high speed train) and only 1 hour drive from the Alps mountains, allowing regular skiing and hiking in the most famous resorts in Europe.