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ETH Zurich


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Movement and Exercise Biology

The Department of Health Sciences and Technology ( of ETH Zurich invites applications for an assistant professorship with tenure track in Movement and Exercise Biology. The research area focuses on molecular, genetic, cellular or systemic mechanisms that are involved in mediating the body’s response to exercise and movement training.

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Faculté de médecine de Saint-Etienne


Le Laboratoire Interuniversitaire de Biologie de la Motricité (EA7424, Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne) propose un sujet de thèse intitulé : Cachexie musculaire associée au cancer du colon: déterminants moléculaires, capacité fonctionnelle musculaire et niveau d’activité physique. Ce projet sera dirigé par Damien Freyssenet.

Le ou la candidat(e) devra posséder un très bon niveau académique (mentions dans le parcours). La maitrise des outils de biologie (RT-qPCR, enzymologie, western blot, immunohistochimie, microscopie en épifluorescence) est nécessaire. Il ou elle devra également avoir une expérience dans l’utilisation des outils d’estimation du niveau d’activité physique (bracelet connecté, questionnaire d’activité, …), une solide formation statistique (formation au logiciel R souhaitable) et un bon niveau d’anglais (B2 minimum). Il ou elle devra également posséder les qualités humaines nécessaire à la relation avec le patient.


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Job Specification
Postdoctoral Research Associate Grade 7
£32,958 – £36,001 pa
We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow for an exciting project funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and by three charities (Charlie’s Fund, Duchenne UK and Joining Jack) aimed at testing a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent motivation, good knowledge of the literature on muscular dystrophy and an interest in pre-clinical studies. We would particularly like to encourage applicants with experience in studies involving mice and histology. Previous experience with preclinical studies is desirable. The successful candidate should have a PhD in a relevant biological science discipline. The work will be based in well-equipped laboratories in the Institute of Integrative Biology (, which hosts a cutting-edge Centre for Cell Imaging ( and is associated with a state-of-the-art Animal Facility and a word-class Centre for Preclinical Imaging ( The post is available until 31 August 2018.


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Laboratoire Interuniversitaire de Biologie de la Motricité (LIBM) de l’Université Savoie Mont Blanc


Ce projet repose sur un travail collaboratif, initié par de précédentes thèses et poursuivi ainsi, entre le LIBM (EA 7424) des sites Université Savoie Mont Blanc de Chambéry et Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne, et le CRMBM (Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale, CNRS, UMR 7339) d’Aix-Marseille Université.
La clôture des candidatures auprès du directeur (L. Messonnier) et des co-directeurs (L. Féasson et D. Bendahan) est fixée au 31 mai 2017 12:00
Dès le 1er juin, un(e) candidat(e) sera retenu(e), et le dossier du couple projet/candidat(e) sera officiellement déposé le 5 juin à l’ED.
Le projet sera ensuite défendu par le/la candidat(e) devant le conseil restreint de l’ED SISEO lors d’une audition qui aura lieu le lundi 19 ou le mardi 20 juin 2017 à Chambéry (centre ville, Rue Marcoz, siège de l’USMB).

Dès à présent, les candidat(e)s sont vivement encouragé(e)s à prendre contact avec les responsables scientifiques, qui restent à leur entière disposition.

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International PostDoctoral Program 2017
Application deadline : 31 May 2017


Genethon, a leading organisation in gene therapy for rare genetic diseases is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows. Positions are available for a period of three years (37-41 k€ annual gross income depending on qualifications and experience). A list of projects is available on our website : click here

Candidates should meet the following criteria:
➢ Maximum three years of post-doctoral experience
➢ Interest in basic and translational research of genetic diseases
➢ Solid background in cell and molecular biology
➢ Good publication record and excellent references
➢ Excellent English knowledge
➢ Be creative and capable of developing a competitive research project in autonomy under the supervision of a team leader.


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PhD position at IGBMC-Strasbourg-France

Novel therapeutic approaches for Myopathies


Myopathies are severe inherited diseases having a strong impact on patient’s quality of life, on their family and on our health care system. They manifest with muscle weakness and sometimes pain and may lead to a decrease in respiratory function, autonomy and lifespan. They can affect individuals from birth or in adulthood. There is no specific therapy for most of these diseases.

The aim of the PhD project is to validate novel therapeutic proof-of-concepts for different myopathies. Previously, a therapeutic target was identified (see Cowling et al., 2014). Previous work has identified a therapeutic target, which downregulation allows the prevention and the reversion of a severe progressive myopathy in animal models. We now aim to validate this approach for other myopathies, using molecular and cellular biology, physiopathology and omics-based integrated analyses. All tools (including chemicals to modulate the therapeutic target), models and expertise required for this project are already available in our team or existing.

This project should lead to the validation of novel therapeutic strategies for several myopathies and potentially identify disease biomarkers crucial for future human trials. It will be conducted at IGBMC together with the biotech company Dynacure which is developing such strategies towards the clinic.

A 3 year salary is available through a CIFRE funding. Start date can be from June 2017.

Candidate profile: holding a Master degree in biology, with previous training in a research lab and interest in human disease and therapies. The ability to acquire independence and be highly motivated to learn and to work in an international team is essential. Previous expertise in pathology and/or physiology will be an asset. French speaking is not a requirement.

The IGBMC institute is one of the main European center in medical research and offers a unique environment with 50 research teams, state-of-the-art platforms, a PhD program and 45 different nationalities.
Dynacure is a biotech company developing new treatments for patients affected by serious orphan disorders. Dynacure is currently focusing on Centronuclear Myopathies (CNM) in collaboration with Ionis Pharmaceuticals, the leading biopharmaceutical company in RNA-targeted drug discovery.

Strasbourg is a cosmopolitan city near Germany and less than 2 hours from Paris’ center by train.

Cowling et al. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar 3;124(3):1350-63.

Applications: Candidates are invited to apply by sending a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact details for two referees to:




Postdoctoral Fellow – Skeletal Muscle Molecular Physiology

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States, Madison

Job description

Highly motivated scientists are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in Dr. Hornberger’s laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The research in Dr. Hornberger’s lab is focused on defining the molecular events through which mechanical signals regulate skeletal muscle mass.

The successful applicant will have unique access to global phosphoproteomic datasets that are being generated from skeletal muscles that have been subjected to a bout of exercise (endurance vs. resistance), or a decrease in mechanical loading (e.g., immobilization). Using these datasets, the primary focus of the research will involve the use of bioinformatics-based approaches to identify signaling events of interest, and then the application of various molecular interventions to test the functional significance of the signaling events that have been identified.

The position offers exciting avenues for publication, will foster the individual’s career development, and provide salary / benefits at a level that is consistent with current NIH postdoctoral stipends.

Desired skills and experience

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • The position requires a 2 year commitment
  • Candidates must hold a PhD or MD/PhD, have a record of productive research, and possess the ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings
  • Experience with at least some of the following techniques is required;
    • Bioinformatics
    • Animal models of exercise and / or disuse
    • Transfection-based assays
    • Protein biochemistry / cellular signaling
    • Other molecular techniques such as cloning and site-directed mutagenesis

If interested, please apply online via the « Apply for this job » button and submit a cover letter that summarizes your research interest, a CV, and the contact information for at least three references.


Damien Bachasson, PhD
Project Scientist
Institute of Myology | Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory
Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière
Batiment Babinski
47-83 Boulevard de l’Hôpital
75651 PARIS CEDEX 13
Cell: +33 6 20 26 56 69,  Fax : +33 1 42 16 58 81


Les Hospices Civils de Lyon recherchent un neurologue pour assurer le développement et la structuration de la prise en charge des pathologies Neuromusculaires et de la SLA à l’hôpital Neurologique de Lyon

Le (La) candidat (e) devra disposer d’un potentiel hospitalo-universitaire affirmé, (mobilité internationale réalisée, thèse de sciences, projet d’HDR ou HDR obtenue) afin de répondre aux enjeux de cette activité et à l’ambition des HCL de s’affirmer comme un pôle d’excellence pour cette discipline.

Les candidat(s)(es) devront démontrer, à travers leur parcours et leur vision large de la discipline neuromusculaire, leur potentiel à diriger cette activité au sein d’une équipe de praticiens expérimentés. Ils devront également démontrer leur potentiel pour assurer la mission d’enseignement et de formation, élément indispensable pour la reconnaissance et l’attractivité de la discipline.

En plus de ses compétences cliniques, de sa volonté d’assurer des responsabilités notamment de management en lien étroit avec le chef de service, les candidat-e-s devront démontrer des aptitudes à la conduite de projet de recherche ambitieux en collaboration avec un institut de recherche majeur dans ces pathologies, l’INMG.

Les candidats devront maitriser parfaitement la langue française.

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Ph.D. Applications Specialist

We are looking for a M.S. or Ph.D.-level scientist or engineer with an interest in scientific microscopic imaging to fulfill the role as an Applications Specialist in our joint labs in the Departments of Cell Biology and Bioinformatics.The successful candidate will conduct imaging projects using advanced high resolution microscopes (including light-sheet, super-resolution, adaptive optics, 2-photon intravital and TIRF). The tasks will involve assay optimization using a broad range of specimens, from conventional 3D cell culture systems to zebrafish and mouse xenografts, setting up long term image acquisitions, data quality control and periodic instrument alignment / maintenance. The candidate should ideally have a M.Sc.or PhD in cell biology, biophysics or engineering, and documented experience with 3D microscopy of live specimens. Previous experience with advanced microscopy methods and enthusiasm for biological imaging is strongly encouraged. We offer a unique and diverse environment where biologists, physicists, engineers and computer scientists work together to establish patho-physiologically relevant cell biology, with an emphasis on cancer-related processes.

More information on our research and lab teams can be found at:

The position is available immediately and applications can be addressed to:
Reto Fiolka
Assistant Professor in Cell Biology
UT Southwestern
Dept of Cell Biology
Room NL 5.120GC
6000 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas TX 75390
Phone: 214 648 4596




 Comportements mécaniques et méthodes numériques pour la biomécanique

Profil recherche :
Le maître de conférence devra s’insérer dans l’équipe GIBoc de l’Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM, UMR 7287) dont les activités de recherche concernent des études multi-échelles et pluridisciplinaires dans le domaine de la biomécanique ostéoarticulaire.

La personne recrutée viendra renforcer les actions de recherche menées dans le domaine de la bioingénierie des tissus et des implants. Sa mission sera de contribuer au développement de compétences axées vers la modélisation et/ou l’expérimentation des matériaux et structures biologiques ou des biomatériaux.

Le candidat devra avoir des compétences en :
– modélisation du comportement des corps déformables
– calcul des structures
– expérimentation mécanique

Une expérience en biomécanique sera appréciée.

Le maître de conférences devra participer à l’animation scientifique de l’équipe, renforcer son ancrage au sein des réseaux nationaux et s’impliquer dans le développement de partenariats institutionnels et industriels, notamment internationaux.

Profil enseignement :

Objectifs pédagogiques et besoins d’encadrement :
– au sein de la faculté des sciences du sport, les besoins en enseignements en mécanique, mathématiques et biomécaniques sont importants et en particulier en licence. Le maître de conférences recruté enseignera ces matières en Licence STAPS (L1, L2, L3) et pourra être amenée à intervenir en Master.
– le candidat sera amené à encadrer des étudiants de licence, de master (M1 et M2) de la faculté des sciences du sport dans le domaine de la biomécanique.



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 Ingenieur_recherche_plateforme_microscopeLa plateforme de Microscopie du Centre Méditerranéen de Médecine Moléculaire (Université de NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS) recrute actuellement un ingénieur en expérimentation et en instrumentation biologique dans le cadre d’un CDD d’un an (renouvelable 2 ans) à pourvoir dès que possible.
Le poste est basé à Nice.


Activités essentielles :
– Gérer le bon fonctionnement de la plateforme (commandes, accès aux équipements, documents de suivis…).
– Conseiller les utilisateurs du service (élaboration des expériences de microscopie, mise en oeuvre et analyse).
– Former et encadrer les utilisateurs à l’utilisation des équipements de la plateforme et aux outils d’analyse.
– Maintenir de façon régulière l’ensemble des appareils du service dans un état de marche optimisé.
– Développer, proposer de nouvelles méthodologies en adéquation avec les besoins des utilisateurs.
– Participer à des formations en microscopie (formation continue, école doctorale…).
– Participer activement à la démarche qualité des services communs du C3M (norme ISO9001 : 2008).


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Genetics and genomics of muscle postdoctoral fellowship


The Genetics and Genomics of Muscle Training Program will award one postdoctoral position for a three year time period. This T32 Training Award is made available through the National Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and located at the Research Center for Genetic Medicine. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC. The Center is associated with George Washington University Department of Integrative Systems Biology. An award will provide each Scholar with an integrated didactic and mentored research training program in genomics/genetic research, principles and techniques and a research experience that utilizes genetics, genomics and proteomics to study muscle function and disorders. Please see the link below for GenMed Technologies and tools and Research Programs information. We are seeking cutting edge research candidates with training in genome-enabled studies of muscle, such as GWAS, mRNA profiling, proteomic profiling, and systems biology. PhDs and MDs can be supported for three years. Trainees must be US citizens or hold a “green card” at the time of appointment. Interested individuals should send an application to Terence Partridge, Program Director Terry Partridge and cc Marie Pichaske.


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Funded postdoctoral position at the Institut Pasteur – Paris:
Neuro-inflammation during sepsis and development of neuro-protective strategies


The Human Histopathology and Animal Models Unit of the Institut Pasteur (Paris), headed by Prof. Fabrice Chretien, has a position available for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to further our research in the pathophysiology of neuro-inflammation during sepsis and its long-term consequences allowing development of neuro-protective strategies.

The successful candidate will investigate how inert molecules modulate microglial reactivity during peripheral sepsis using morphological, functional and metabolic approaches in in vivo models. In close contact with hospital researchers s/he will investigate behavioral and tissue consequences in order to design clinical studies.


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Post‐doctoral position ‐ Myology Centre for Research ‐ Paris, France


A three‐year post‐doctoral position is available under the supervision of Stéphanie Lorain to join the team “RNA‐repair based therapeutics & skeletal muscle pathophysiology” headed by France Piétri‐Rouxel in the Myology Centre for Research. Our goal is the development and optimization of innovative therapeutic approaches to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Located on the site of La Pitié‐Salpétrière university hospital (75013 Paris, France), the Myology Centre for Research directed by Gillian Butler‐Browne is a center of excellence for multidisciplinary research on the muscle and its pathologies (http://www.institut‐‐2/centre‐de‐recherche‐en‐myologie).

A PhD in biomedical sciences or related disciplines is required. Previous experience in translational research in the field of genetic diseases with viral vectors and/or animal models of disease is preferred.

The candidate should be able to work autonomously and a good publication record is mandatory. The candidate should send to Stéphanie Lorain ( a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience, technical expertise and interests.

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Le laboratoire de génétique moléculaire du CHRU de Montpellier (Pr Michel Koenig) recrute un Ingénieur Hospitalier à temps plein.

Il s’agit d’un poste à double fonction (chacune sur 1/2 ETP) :
1) Ingénieur de laboratoire dans le groupe des Myopathies (Dr Mireille Cossée)
2) Ingénieur référent qualité dans la cellule qualité (poste transversal)

Description des tâches :

1) Ingénieur dans le groupe Myopathies

– Mises au point de nouvelles technologies appliquées au diagnostic moléculaire des pathologies étudiées dans le groupe, notamment technologies de séquençage haut débit.
– Participation à l’amélioration des techniques utilisées au laboratoire, en interaction avec les techniciens et le biologiste du groupe
– Participation à l’encadrement des techniciens, Internes et stagiaires
– Participation à l’écriture de demandes de financements en rapport avec son activité ou celle du groupe, à la diffusion des résultats (posters, présentations orales, articles scientifiques)

2) Référent qualité du laboratoire

– Management de la qualité en relation avec le RQA: animation des réunions (cellule qualité, diagnostic..), pilotage des groupes de travail, audit interne, revue de direction…
– Coordination du plan d’action qualité du laboratoire, suivi des objectifs et des indicateurs
– Gestion documentaire du système qualité : maîtrise du logiciel de gestion de Qualité, veille documentaire, gestion du cycle de vie des documents…


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Post‐doctoral positions are available in the team directed by Pr Frédéric Relaix at Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research (IMRB) in Paris‐Est, France.

The candidates will be involved in (1) analysing the impact of obesity and inflammation for muscle stem cells biology during skeletal muscle growth, regeneration and aging, (2) Perform preclinical modelling and therapeutic research in skeletal muscle diseases, including sarcopenia in obese patients. In addition the candidate will help to train ad supervise Master and PhD students.



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Nestlé Institute of Health Science

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has recently been established to deliver world class excellence in biomedical research to better understand health and disease as influenced by genetics, metabolism and environment with the goal of translating this knowledge into personalized science-based nutrition.

Demonstrating excellent result focus and proactive cooperation, you will be working in a dynamic, multi-cultural and interdisciplinary research environment. In this role you will be contributing experimentally to research projects and optimizing the lab organization to achieve higher productivity.

Key responsibilities
– Isolation and culture of primary myoblasts.
– Set-up and run image-based cellular assays.
– Support muscle stem cell projects with molecular and cellular biology techniques (DNA/RNA extraction, immunostaining, electrophoresis, quantitative PCR, confocal and light microscopy).
– Design experiments, analyze data and communicate results.
– Participate in operational activities of the lab (maintenance of equipment, purchasing, safety).


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Postdoctoral position in musculoskeletal regeneration and stem cells

Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale Inserm umr1163, institut imagine, paris, france

We are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to join the Laboratory of Skeletal Regeneration at INSERM UMR1163, Institut Imagine, Paris, France.

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Call for Junior and Senior Group Leaders


The Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (GIN), an outstanding research center devoted to understanding brain functions and the development of innovative clinical therapies for neurological, neuromuscular and psychiatric disorders, is welcoming applications for positions as junior and senior group leaders in basic and/or clinical research.

Junior positions: the Institute is offering a start-up package and laboratory space for up to 6 persons. Candidates should hold a PhD and/or an MD degree, have strong postdoctoral experience and meet criteria to obtain national (ANR, Atip-Avenir, FRM Amorçage, etc.) and international funding, and a French research institutional position (Inserm, CNRS).

Senior positions: the Institute is offering a start up package and laboratory space for up imaging center (PIC-GIN), and electron microscopy providing the necessary resources for high standard and innovative research.

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