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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


International Doctoral/Postdoctoral Program in France

The Inserm UMR 643/ITUN in Nantes (France) is launching its International doctoral/postdoctoral Program by opening in 2011 a competitive call for one postdoctoral fellowship. This Progreffe Foundation Program aims to recruit highly-motivated and successful Master students or postdoc researchers of any nationality. The PhD or postdoc position will cover respectively three or two years of research activity and training in a strong research environment, offering a competitive salary depending on qualifications and previous training. Participations to local seminars and national as well as international meetings will be covered. Further funding for additional years from other sources may be available.

Applicants are asked to choose only one project from the ones proposed. 5 teams of the Institute propose one project. The scientific advisory board of the institute will select up to three candidates that will be interviewed on site for final selection.


Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. or M.D. between 2006 and Sept 2011. The application should be sent electronically to and should include:

* a cover letter with a short description of achievements
* the chosen project and the reasons why the candidate applies to this program
* a short statement on career planning
* a CV with a complete list of publications and abstracts to international meetings

Moreover, two letters of reference should be sent before application deadline to, with the name of the candidate in the e-mail subject.

Pre-selected candidates will be informed by June 1st, 2011. Final selection will be in September 2011 after interviews.

The Progreffe program is highly competitive and only up to three pre-selected candidates will be invited to present their past research and meet the research teams. The successful candidate will receive a letter of acceptance and a contract offer. The position can begin at any time after notification, but no later than 6 months after receiving the contract offer.

Proposed projects:
Team 1: Role of Langerin+ cells in a mucosal model of primary MCMV infection.
Team 2 : Role of Aire in the generation and function of CD8 regulatory T cells.
Team 4: Mechanisms and induction of liver tolerance in allotransplantation.
Team 5: Identification of seric factors involved in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.
Team 6: Neuroimmune signaling in neuron survival and axonal outgrowth.
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