An engineer position in cell biology and biomaterials is available starting from September 2018 in the group of André Le Bivic, at the Institute of Biology of Development of Marseille (IBDM), France. The project aims at understanding the impact of extracellular matrix stiffness on the development of human colon organoids, and in particular on the crosstalk between the matrix and the polarity complexes. The initial contract will be made for 12 months, with possible extension to up to 2 years.
We are seeking for a highly motivated candidate who will use a wide range of methods to support this interdisciplinary research project on the impact of extracellular matrix stiffness on epithelial morphogenesis. The main tasks of the engineer will be the preparation of organoid cultures in 3D from human colon samples and the development / optimization of different types of biocompatible matrices (collagen, BME, PEG or PAA etc.). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the synthesis of biocompatible polymers. Some knowledge in cell biology (cell culture, transfection and immunostaining) and imaging (confocal microscopy, image analysis) would be a plus. The working language in the laboratory is English. Candidates are expected to be able to communicate in English.
A cover letter, a CV and the names of two referents must be sent to the following addresses: Elsa Bazellières: firstname.lastname@example.org and André Le Bivic: email@example.com