French Alliance for Parasitology and Health Care

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PhD Opportunity, Tours, France


Thesis Supervisor: Sonia LAMANDE; Co-Supervisor: Julie TOTTEY



Skills and Experience:

  • In the final year of Master's (or equivalent) or already holding a Master's degree (or equivalent), preferably in biology or microbiology.
  • Curious, motivated student who enjoys teamwork but also demonstrates autonomy and critical thinking.
  • Previous laboratory research internship experience in the field of infectious diseases or parasitology is appreciated.
  • Technical skills in cell culture in a level 2 confined laboratory, molecular biology (qRT-PCR, cloning, transfection), and/or biochemistry (enzyme activity) would be advantageous.
  • The thesis project involves animal experiments.
  • Proficiency in French and English and ability to communicate fluently (written and oral) in both languages.


Contact Sonia LAMANDE and Julie TOTTEY (see attached file).

Start: October 1, 2024

Application Deadline: April 17, 2024


  06 Pasteur  

Senior PostDoc position : computational biologist, Paris, France 

The ParSig team ( at the Institut Pasteur in Paris seeks for a highly qualified computational biologist at the senior postdoc/research assistant level to join the ERC Synergy project DecoLeishRN ( The successful candidate should have at least 3 years of postdoc experience in the fields of bioinformatics and population genetics and should be motivated to establish a cutting-edge project that will serve as a springboard to independence.

The selected candidate will join and collaborate with a vibrant, international team that applies experimental evolution to study mechanisms of fitness gain in the eukaryotic pathogen Leishmania. In particular, the candidate will (i) apply and further develop our previously established bioinformatics pipeline (GIP, Bussotti et al., NAR 2022, []), (ii) integrate various large data sets generated by short-read, long-read and single cell DNAseq and RNAseq analyses during parasite evolution in vitro and in vivo, and (iii) establish new computational tools in collaboration with local resources and with our partner at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences to study the evolution of regulatory networks underlying Leishmania fitness gain. Wet lab experience is not required, but a solid background in biology will be of advantage.


Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, CV (including 3 names for references) and list of publications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This call will be open until a suitable candidate has been recruited.

  04 CIRAD  

Researcher in Livestock Immunology for the Study of Animal Trypanosomoses 

Through a One Health approach, the Intertryp Joint Research Unit (Cirad-IRD) is developing research on interactions between hosts, parasites, vectors, microbiomes and the environment in neglected tropical diseases caused by trypanosomatids, including animal trypanosomoses, which are a significant burden on agriculture and livestock farming, particularly in Africa. The unit produces new basic knowledge, innovates and develops tools for monitoring and controlling trypanosomatid diseases, supports public policies and contributes to training and strengthening research and health structures[ST1] . The Intertryp Joint Research Unit is the WHO Collaborating Centre for Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) and the OMSA Reference Laboratory for the diagnosis of animal trypanosomosis (AT). It works jointly with the FAO and the IAEA.

You will be recruited at Cirad in the Intertryp Joint Research Unit as a livestock immunologist for the study of animal trypanosomoses, which are vector-transmitted parasitic diseases.



PostDoc position : functional analysis of P. falciparum early gametocyte proteins, Allschwil, Switzerland 

The Malaria Gene Regulation Lab of Till Voss is looking for a highly motivated and talented postdoc to join our lab and work with us on the functional analysis of P. falciparum early gametocyte proteins.


Please submit your application online via Details attached.


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Predoctoral and Postdoctoral positions - Barcelona, Spain

Project Leader:

Alfred Cortés, PhD - Barcelona Institute for Global Health Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona


A predoctoral and two postdoctoral positions are available to work in the lab of Alfred Cortés. One of the three should be a bioinformatician. Outstanding and highly motivated candidates interested on studying the regulation of gene expression in Plasmodium falciparum in Barcelona can contact Alfred Cortés directly for informal enquiries (alfred.cortéThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before sending a formal application through the ISGlobal website (, where the details of the positions are available (positions posted on 28 August 2023).

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