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Poste d'Assistant Ingénieur ou Ingénieur d’Etude

Post on 21 August 2019

The Cochin institute, Paris 14, France

The Cochin Institute ( is a Research Center (INSERM, CNRS, University ParisV) located in the campus of the Cochin Hospital, one of the most active Hospitals downtown Paris. Ten core facilities provide the scientists of the Institute with the most efficient technological support.

Our team, « Functional Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of Membrane Receptors» belonging to the department of "Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes", uses pharmacological and biochemical approaches to understand the function of receptors (such as the G protein coupled receptors or the leptin receptor), the alteration of their regulation in pathology and evaluate their therapeutic potential. For this purpose, we combine both molecular and cellular studies that are complemented by the generation and study of different animal models. Our team is of international origin composed of about 15 members including 5 CNRS/INSERM researchers, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, master students and engineer.

Main Activities:

The Engineer will be involved in a project studying the importance of melatonin receptors in the mitochondria. This project would involve:

  1. Animal experimentation (small activity):

- Ensure invasive (biological sampling ...) or non invasive exploration (functional analysis) of mice

- Be the person responsible for the animal register

  1. Cellular / Molecular biology: Ensure activities requiring cell culture and/or molecular biology

Associated Activities:

Collective responsibility within the building and helps to organize & coordinate the activity of the team

If desired, possibilities of:

- Participating in the writing of publications and communications (poster presentation)

- Contributing to the design of ethical protocols

- Training and Supervising students


General knowledge in biology, physiology

Experimental knowledge of small animals and meet the regulatory requirements of the latter

Knowledge of health and safety regulations

Skill requirements:

Animal experimentation

Expertise in cell biology and molecular biology (cloning)

Skills in the coordination of tasks for the realization of different projects in parallel

Experimental rigor, Skill of organization

Curiosity and Motivation on scientific projects

Authorization to experiment with animals would be appreciated

Fixed Term Contract:

12 months, renewable. Salary: From 1900 euros monthly gross (“Brut”) according to the experience and the scale applicable to the public service

Diploma Required: Engineer Diploma, Master, BTS, or equivalent


Ralf Jockers : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+33 1 40 51 64 41)

Julie Dam : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+33 1 40 51 64 34)

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