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PhD position in Microbiology / Biochemistry

Polysaccharides utilization by Gram-positive bacteria: from genome mining to biochemical characterization

Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne
Laboratoire Architecture et fonction des macromolécules biologique
CNRS Marseille

Gram-positive bacteria, polysaccharide utilisation loci, carbohydrate-active enzymes, ABC transporter, biomass conversion

The co-supervisors

S1. Stéphanie Perret, LCB Marseille

S2. Nicolas Terrapon, AFMB Marseille

Strategic axis Biotechnologies:

Bioenergy, environment and health

Doctoral school


Summary of the project
Expected profile of the candidate :

The candidate must hold a Master2 degree by summer 2023 in microbiology or biochemistry and be interested in computational approaches applied to biological sequences. Good background in molecular biology (PCR, cloning), biochemistry of proteins (purification, SDS-PAGE…), microbiology would be highly appreciated.

Knowledge or interest in bioinformatics (protein sequence analysis), data analysis, or script programming would be appreciated.

Communication skills in French and/or English

Personal skills: Rigorous, curious, well-organized, open-minded

How to apply?

Send us a CV (specifying the English level), a cover letter, transcripts and ranking of Master degree (Master 1 and first semester of Master 2), and the contact information for at least two references by April 30th 2023.

Stéphanie Perret :
Nicolas Terrapon :

The candidate will be selected by the co-supervisors before the 15th may, and will be interviewed the 6th June 2023 by the Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology (IM2B) comity which is financing 2 PhD positions among 4 candidates (starting in October 2023). Defense modalities will be given later.