Postdoc position on conceptual and philosophical approaches to the dialogue between cancer and the microbiome (2022-2025)

University of Bordeaux

How does the microbiome promote or inhibit cancer development?

Quick overview:

  • Postdoc position available now (starting from June 2022)
  • Funding: Moore Foundation
  • PI: Thomas Pradeu (CNRS Research Director, ImmunoConcEpT, University of Bordeaux, France)
  • Duration: 3 years, starting from the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023
  • Location: Bordeaux, France, in a thriving interdisciplinary environment, constituted by the Conceptual Biology and Medicine team embedded in a biology lab and the broader PhilInBioMed international network.
  • Candidate’s profile: both philosophers of science interested in contributing to biology and medicine and biologists or medical doctors interested in conceptual and theoretical approaches are welcome to apply.
  • Salary: CNRS standard postdoc salaries (the exact amount depends on the previous experience of the applicant)
  • Main question of the research project: How does the microbiome influence cancer development and progression across different species?
  • If you are interested, please contact Thomas Pradeu.
  • Application: please send to Thomas Pradeu:
    • A CV
    • A letter of motivation, where you explain why you apply and what specific project you would conduct
    • Two letters of recommendation (they should be sent directly to Thomas Pradeu by the people who recommend you).
    • If appropriate, a text of yours that you like (it can be an article, a dissertation chapter, a draft, etc.)

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