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Project Title: 
Molecular mechanisms regulating Cryptosporidium proliferation and development, and validation of drug targets.

Project leader:
Dr. Sumiti Vinayak (Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Urbana IL USA)

Qualification and experience:

Projects will involve applying cutting-edge technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, super-resolution microscopy and animal infection models to discover the molecular mechanisms regulating Cryptosporidium proliferation and development, and validation of drug targets.

Highly motivated candidates with interest/experience in microbiology, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and parasitology are encouraged to apply.

Questions and applications ?
Please e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of 2-3 references to Dr. Sumiti Vinayak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For details on the Ph.D application process and requirements please visit:

Job description: 



Manager of the Anopheles Production and Infection Center (CEPIA) on a permanent contract

The Center for Anopheles Production and Infection (CEPIA) is a technical platform whose missions are to:
1) produce in mass two species of Anopheles, An. coluzzii N'gousso and An. stephensi;
2) infect these mosquitoes with plasmodial species such as P. falciparum (human pathogen), P. berghei or P. yoelii (rodent pathogen).

Your main activities:
Manage CEPIA staff and activities
Pilot service activities within the framework of CEPIA's missions.
To ensure the proper functioning of the different activitoes of CEPIA (preparation of laboratory, Anopheles breeding, production and P. falciparum infection)
To ensure that work processes and safety rules are respected.
Implement a quality approach and guarantee the quality of results
Interact with users for the design, management and implementation of new projects.
Interact with the other "insect animal houses" on campus in the context of the new "Vector Borne Diseases" building project
Technological and bibliographic monitoring
Develop new technologies/projects to expand the platform's offer.
Contribute to the transversal activities of the Institut Pasteur's Animal Research and Resource Center

Research center:
Centre de Production et d'Infection des Anophèles (CEPIA), Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Skills :

With a Phd in science and more particularly in microbiology and infection, you have at least 10 years of professional experience.
Technical skills and expertise:
Biology of human, rodent, simian plasmodial species.
Culture of asexual blood stages and gametocytes of P. falciparum and mosquito infection
Knowledge in animal experimentation
Mastery of computer tools
Ability to write reports and articles
English (C1 - Mastery)

+ Personal skills: Management Leadership Interpersonal skills Autonomy and adaptability Critical and constructive thinking Organizational skills Dynamism and efficiency Rigorous and reliable Confidentiality Pedagogy skills

Starting date:

Details and application :
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The malaria parasite relies on phospholipid (PL) metabolism to meet the massive need for membrane biogenesis during its development. The three main PLs of the parasite are essential for parasite survival and synthesized through several connected pathways. Recent analyses of the Plasmodium falciparum PL metabolism have raised new fundamental questions about the sources of PLs, the links between the multiple pathways and the existence of some specific enzymatic steps. This ARN-funded project aims at providing better understanding of the interplay between the multiple and interconnected PL pathways leading to the identification of future putative therapeutic targets. We will analyse the metabolic adaptations of the parasite in response to controlled disturbances such as genetic modifications or inhibitor effects. Our approaches combine molecular biology, Plasmodium genetics, lipidomics and structural biology.

Pr. Rachel Cerdan, Laboratory of Pathogen Host Interactions (LPHI), University of Montpellier, CNRS, Montpellier, FRANCE


Applicants should hold a PhD in Biochemistry and have strong interest in metabolism, regulation of metabolic pathways and prior research experiences in Parasitology. Experience with Plasmodium culture is a plus but not required.

Questions ?

Pr. Rachel Cerdan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Starting date:

Sept/Oct 2021

Details and application: 



Project Title: 
Postdoctoral Fellow in Basic Malaria Research

Prof. Nicolas Brancucci (Malaria Host Interactions Unit at Swiss TPH, Basel, Suisse)

Starting date:

Qualifications and experiences:

  • Cell culture (mammalian and ideally P. falciparum or other protozoan parasites)
  • Molecular cloning and transfection
  • Transcriptomics and (phospho-) proteomics techniques, incl. analysis
  • Excellent command (speaking and writing) of English
  • Enthusiasm for studying malaria parasite biology

Questions ?

For more information about this position, please contact:
Prof. Nicolas Brancucci, Head of Malaria Host Interactions Unit at Swiss TPH

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details and application:

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Project Title: 
Why and how trypanosomes build a flagellar pocket collar; a structure-function study

Project leader:
Dr Mélanie Bonhivers (Protist Parasite Cytoskeleton team, laboratory MFP UMR5234, University of Bordeaux/ CNRS)

Start of PhD project:
May-October 2021

Qualification and experience:
Expected skills
- General knowledge of cellular / molecular biology, cell culture
- General interest in cellular biology and parasitology
- Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy
- Expertise in super resolution microscopy, or electron microscopy or cryo-electron microscopy and image analysis would be an advantage.

- Rigor, experimental ethics
- Sense of organization, ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel
- Knowing how to work autonomously but in interaction with other members of the group
- Sense of teamwork
- Ability to adapt / Quickness of mind / strong motivation
- Understanding of written and oral English

Questions and applications ?
Send a full CV, a cover letter and the contact details of one or two referents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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