Postdoc position in infectious diseases evolutionary epidemiology in Paris (France).

Postdoc position in infectious diseases evolutionary epidemiology in Paris (France)

A postdoc position, funded by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, is available to work with François Blanquart in Paris.

The postdoc will join two research groups: one in Quartier Latin in the center of Paris (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie, UMR CNRS 7241, Collège de France) specialised in mathematical models to study evolution, the other on the Bichat Medical School campus in the North of Paris (Infection, Antimicrobials, Modelling, Evolution, UMR INSERM 1137) specialised in infectious diseases ecology & evolution. These groups offer opportunities for collaborations with mathematical modellers, bioinformaticians, medical doctors, and biologists.

I am looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher, interested in understanding the evolution of pathogens. One possible project is on the evolution of the commensal bacterial species Escherichia coli in the human population over the last 40 years, and particularly the evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence.

The postdoc will develop mathematical and computational models of evolution and/or analyse epidemiological and genomic data depending on his/her interests. Strong quantitative skills are required for the position, as well as some background or interest in either evolutionary biology, infectious disease epidemiology, or bioinformatics.

The position starts in Fall 2020 (flexible September-December) and is for one year. Salary depends on experience (see table below).

To apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV, a 1-page description of your research interests and motivation, and the contact details of potential references (all in one single pdf) to François Blanquart ( no later than August 28th 2020.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the position.

François Blanquart


experience | Net monthly salary
< 2y after PhD | 2,166.42 euros
between 2 and 7y after PhD | 3,100.10 euros
≥7y after PhD | 3,247.97 euros

Further information:
group in Quartier Latin:
group in Hôpital Bichat:
personal webpage:

Closing date
August 28th, 2020
Posted on
July 15th, 2020 08:50
Last updated
July 15th, 2020 08:50