Deadline for applications: 10 May 2021
The Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology (IM2B) is financing 2 PhD positions starting in October 2021.
This Institute brings together the largest French network of world-class molecular microbiologists. It aims to explore the diversity and functioning of the microbial world, at the molecular, cellular and ecosystem levels, or through its close association with other organisms (plants, microbiota, etc.), with a view to developing innovative biotechnological solutions in the fields of bioenergies, environment and health.
The five PhD projects described below are eligible for funding under this call for applications. They are interdisciplinary projects based on inter-laboratory collaborations.
For each of the projects, the co-supervisors will select one applicant who will be interviewed by a jury. The audition will be held in English between the 14th and 18th of June. At the end of the audition, two applicants will be selected and will be granted with a 3-year fellowship (salary of €1421 net / month).
The two awarded doctoral students will be granted €4,000 to attend international conferences or to follow training related to their research project. In addition, through the Plinius doctoral programme (https://pliniuscursus.univ-amu.fr/), they will benefit from personalised support to train in a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and prepare their professional project in an international and multidisciplinary environment.
PhD projects (for more details, click on the title)
Deciphering the structure-function relationship of an ABC transporter required for cell differentiation in the multicellular cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120
Amel LATIFI, Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne - LCB (email@example.com) /
Pascal ARNOUX, Institut de Biosciences et Biotechnologies – BIAM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Discovery of new glycosyltransferases involved in the glycosylation of the bacterial flagellum
François ALBERTO, Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne - LCB (Francois.Alberto@univ-amu.fr) /
Gerlind SULZENBACHER, Laboratoire Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques – AFMB (Gerlind.Sulzenbacher@univ-amu.fr)
In-situ monitoring of the redox-dependent regulation of photosynthesis in microalgae using in-cell real-time NMR.
Brigitte GONTERO & Hélène LAUNAY, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines – BIP (helene.LAUNAY@univ-amu.fr) /
Mehdi YEMLOUL, Institut des sciences moléculaires de Marseille – iSm2 (email@example.com)
Unravelling the molecular basis of metabolic interactions in synthetic consortia dedicated for bio-H2 production.
Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines – BIP (firstname.lastname@example.org) /
Christophe BORDI, Laboratoire d'ingénierie des systèmes macromoléculaires - LISM (email@example.com)
Bio-inspired Ni complexes for efficient H2 oxidation and production
Christophe LEGER, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines – BIP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maylis ORIO, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille – iSm2 (email@example.com)
How to apply?
You are interested in applying for one of the PhD projects? The candidate must hold a Master2 degree by 31st of August 2021, and been ranked in the top third of Master 1 class.
Applications, in English, including a CV (specifying the level of English), a motivation letter, two recommendation letters, grades and ranking of Master 1 and grades for the first semester of Master 2, must be sent to the supervisors by May 10th 2021.
About the Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology
Created in 2019 by Aix-Marseille Université, this Institute brings together more than 400 permanent staff, 250 Masters students, 150 PhD students and 160 post-docs, to strengthen interdisciplinary Research and Teaching in the field of Microbiology and its applications in Bioenergies, Environment and Health. Relying on a network of 10 internationally renowned research laboratories and a network of leading facilities, the IM2B brings together recognized expertise in viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists and photosynthetic organisms. It covers a large range of approaches, including bioinformatics, mathematical modelling, structural and cellular biology, molecular genetics, biophysics, biochemistry, biodiversity, chemistry. The research effort of IM2B is focused on the integration of all the scales of study, from the atom to the ecosystem, and its biotechnological applications on the different systems studied. The targeted applications are in particular in the field of energy such as CO2 storage, production of biofuel, biogas or bioethanol, new bio-inspired materials, biosensing or biosourced molecules, but also in the field of the environment (biodepollution...) or health (infectious diseases).
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|Title||CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PhD POSITIONS Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology of Aix-Marseille Université|
|Job location||Jardin du Pharo 58, bd Charles Livon, 13284 Marseille|
|Published||April 6, 2021|
|Application deadline||May 10, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Biotechnology,   Biochemistry,   Structural Biology,   Molecular Biology,   Microbiology,   Electrochemistry,   Inorganic Chemistry  |