IM2B is financing 2 PhD positions starting in October 2021.

Deadline for applications: 10 May 2021

The five PhD projects described below are eligible for funding under this call for applications. They are interdisciplinary projects based on inter-laboratory collaborations.

For each of the projects, the co-supervisors will select one applicant who will be interviewed by a jury. The audition will be held in English between the 14th and 18th of June. At the end of the audition, two applicants will be selected and will be granted with a 3-year fellowship (salary of €1421 net / month).

The two awarded doctoral students will be granted €4,000 to attend international conferences or to follow training related to their research project. In addition, through the Plinius doctoral programme (, they will benefit from personalised support to train in a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and prepare their professional project in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

The thesis projects (for more details, click on the title)

Co-supervisors: Amel LATIFI, Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne - LCB ( / Pascal ARNOUX, Institut de Biosciences et Biotechnologies - BIAM (

Co-supervisors: François ALBERTO, Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne - LCB ( / Gerlind SULZENBACHER, Laboratoire Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques - AFMB (

Co-supervisors: Brigitte GONTERO & Hélène LAUNAY, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines - BIP ( / Mehdi YEMLOUL, Institut des sciences moléculaires de Marseille - iSm2 (

Co-supervisors: Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines - BIP ( / Christophe BORDI, Laboratoire d'ingénierie des systèmes macromoléculaires - LISM (

Co-supervisors : Christophe LEGER, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines - BIP ( / Maylis ORIO, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille - iSm2 (

How to apply?

You are interested in applying for one of the PhD projects? The candidate must hold a Master2 degree by 31th of August 2021, and been ranked in the top third of Master 1 class.

Applications, in English, including a CV (specifying the level of English), a motivation letter, two recommendation letters, grades and ranking of Master 1 and grades for the first semester of Master 2, must be sent to the supervisors by May 10th 2021.

Contact information


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PhD student
microbiology, bioenergy, biotechnology