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Postdoctoral fellow

Type of contract and duration: 
Temporary, full time
Position description: 

June 2020: Post-doctoral positions to develop antiviral therapies targeting the new coronavirus cell entry for COVID-19 control and cure

Profile seeked: 

A postdoctoral/project leader position funded by the French Research Agency (ANR) is open at the Inserm Institute of Viral and Liver Disease (Inserm U1110) and the Laboratory of Excellence HepSYS (Head: Prof. Thomas F. Baumert, MD) at the University of Strasbourg, France. The successful candidate will focus on the study of SARS-CoV-2 cell entry as a target for antivirals and antibody-mediated neutralization using cutting-edge functional genomics technologies.  

The laboratory focuses on the molecular and translational investigation of virus-host interactions to discover and develop novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for viral infection and disease (Eller and Heydmann et al. Nature Commun. 2020, Jühling et al, Gut 2020, Aizarani et al. Nature 2019, Lupberger et al. Gastroenterology 2019, Hamdane et al. Gastroenterology 2019, Haqshenas et al. Nature Commun. 2017, Verrier et al. Cell Rep. 2016, Mailly et al. Nature Biotechnol. 2015; Majzoub et al. Cell 2014; Chung & Baumert N. Engl. J. Med. 2014).

What we offer

The institute is located in a state-of-the-art infrastructure and an internationally renowned research environment with all tech platforms on campus. Inserm and the University of Strasbourg are consistently ranked among the leading research organizations. We provide the opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and international environment with top-level collaborations within academia and industry including experienced cell virologists and bioinformaticians. Furthermore, we offer a competitive remuneration package, mentoring and long-term career opportunities within the Inserm tenure track program for junior faculty.


You are a highly motivated scientist (PhD) or physician scientist (MD) ideally with a background in virology, cell biology or functional genomics. You have a solid track record of publications and are used to work in an international and collaborative environment. You have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. French is not required.

To apply, please send your motivation letter (why you are interested in this position) and CV (including experience, key publications and 3 academic references) to Prof. Thomas Baumert ( and Dr. Catherine Schuster (