Current call for applications


List of PhD thesis projects



12 positions in Institut Curie’s research labs are currently available for the 2018 call for applications.

Applications can be submitted via the online application portal until January 25th 2018, 5:00pm CET (GMT +1).

List of PhD projects

  • Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signaling & Cancer 

Development of indirect inhibitors of O6-methyguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) for combination chemotherapy of temozolomide-resistant gliomas
research group: Molecular recognition of nucleic acids        

Multi-scale imaging and study of the perivascular niche in glioblastoma
Giorgio SEANO / research department: Normal & pathological signaling: from the embryo to the innovative therapy of cancers

  • Development, Cancer, Genetics & Epigenetics

Imaging transcription in living embryos to decipher the robustness of patterning
Nathalie DOSTATNI research group: Epigenetic plasticity and polarity of the embry

Defining cell fate specification of mouse mammary stem cells in 4D
Silvia FRE / Lloyd-Lewis BETHAN
  research group: Notch Signaling in Stem Cells and Tumors

lncRNA-directed neural stem cell regulation in the developing and aging brain
research group: LincRNAs in Vertebrate Development

Modeling the dynamics and heterogeneity of epigenetic and transcriptomic states during treatment and acquisition of resistance in breast cancer
Céline VALLOT r
esearch group:
Dynamics of epigenetic plasticity in cancer

  • Integrative Tumour Biology, Immunology & Environment

Replication fork stability and resistance to PARP inhibitors in homologous recombination (HR)-deficient tumors
research group: Alternative DNA Repair in Cancer

Identifying novel molecular regulators of human monocyte differentiation
Elodie SEGURA research group:
Antigen Presentation in Dendritic Cells

  • Multiscale Physics-Biology-Chemistry & Cancer

Cause-effect analyses of breast cancer clinical records from Institut Curie
research group: Evolution of Biomolecular Networks, RNA Dynamics

Deciphering how centrosome dysfunctions lead to microcephaly
Véronique MARTHIENS / Renata BASTO
research group: Biology of Centrosomes and Cilia

 Synchronizing Transport from the Plasma Membrane to the Endoplasmic Reticulum: New assays, new questions, new applications
Franck PEREZ research group: Dynamics of Intra-Cellular Organization

Role of altered lysosome positioning in bladder cancer progression
Kristine SCHAUER research group: Molecular Mechanisms of Intracellular Transport


These projects comply with ethical principles, including relevant national, EU and international ethics related rules & professional codes of conduct for projects involving Humans and/or Animals.

All fellowship recipients will attend the training on the ethical conduct of research in the first year following the start of their contract.

Research teams

If you are interested in working with research teams at Institut Curie that are not listed above, please contact us. We will be happy to help you exploring options to join Institut Curie.

Last update: 2018-01-15