Postdoctoral position


  • A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Manuel Mendoza at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) in Strasbourg, France.
  • The successful candidate will investigate the role of nuclear pore complex acetylation in gene expression during asymmetric cell division in budding yeast.
  • A competitive salary will be offered, supported by Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale (FRM).
  • Starting date: Spring 2021. Duration: up to 3 years
  • Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in life sciences, have at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed international journal, and an excellent command of oral and written English. Experience in yeast genetics and/or cell cycle control would be an advantage but is not mandatory.
  • To apply, send your CV and a summary of research interests to

The Mendoza Lab studies how chromosome segregation and cytokinesis are coordinated with each other, and how cell-type specific acetylation of nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) regulates gene positioning and expression. The FRM-funded project is based on our discovery that acetylation of NPCs modulates the G1/S cell cycle transition in asymmetrically dividing budding yeast cells (Kumar et al., Nat Cell Biol 2018). For further information about the project, visit http:// or contact Manuel Mendoza.

The Institute

The IGBMC is the largest research unit in France and one of the main European biomedical research centres. The IGBMC campus, located in the Strasbourg suburbs, is an exceptional scientific, academic and industrial environment that favours inter-disciplinary collaborations and technology transfer. The working language is English.

Located in the heart of Europe close to the German and Swiss borders, Strasbourg is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city. It is the seat of the European Parlament and the Council of Europe, close to the Black Forest and the Vosges mountain range, and has a rich cultural heritage (the entire centre is classified as a world heritage site). Strasbourg is also host to a large University, with 20% of its students coming from outside France.

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