Postdoctoral Position in Mechanics of mammalian development (M/F)

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The Curie Institute Research Center
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  • Laboratory

Jean-Léon Maître, head of the “Mechanics of mammalian development” team (, is seeking a postdoc with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.

  • The project

The candidate will study the morphogenetic events occurring before implantation of the mammalian embryo, using approaches at the interface between biology and physics. The candidate’s work will include developmental biology techniques with recovery, culture and genetic manipulation of mouse embryos; biophysical techniques such as high-resolution microscopy, optical tweezers and microfluidics; data and image analysis.


Candidate Profile

  • Training and Skills required

Prior experience with mouse handling, molecular biology, advanced microscopy, and/or image analysis will be extremely valuable, but on-the-job training will be provided. 

  • Abilities

The ideal candidate should feel comfortable working in an interdisciplinary and international environment.


All our opportunities are open to people with disabilities.


Contract information

  • Type of contract: Fixed-term contract
  • Starting date: late 2023
  • Duration: 12 months initially
  • Working time: full time
  • Remuneration: according to current salary grids
  • Benefits: Collective catering, reimbursement of transportation fees up to 70%, complementary health insurance
  • Location of the position: Paris
  • Reference: 2023-03-UMR3215/U934-POSTDOC01



Please send your CV, letter of motivation and 2 references (2 pages max each) to


Publication date: March 31st , 2023

Deadline for application: June 30th, 2023


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and is dedicated to the highest standards of research integrity.

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