CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2024- Future IM2B PhD students

The Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergies and Biotechnology (IM2B) is funding 2 PhD positions starting in October 2024

Deadline for applications: April, 15th 2024

The four 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 or in French, the 4th of June. At the end of the audition, two applicants will be selected and will be granted with a 3-year fellowship (gross monthly salary: € 2 100).

The two awarded doctoral students will be granted € 4 000 to attend international conferences or to follow training related to their research or professional 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.

PhD projects (for more details, click on the title)


Barbara SCHOEPP-COTHENET, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines - BIP (

Jean ALRIC, Institut de Biosciences et biotechnologies d'Aix-Marseille - BIAM (


Co-supervisors :

Valérie BELLE / Alessio BONUCCI, Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines - BIP (

Déborah BYRNE, Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée - IMM (



James STURGIS, Macromolecular Systems Engineering Laboratory - LISM (

Eric PILET, Bioenergetics and Protein Engineering Laboratory - BIP (


Co-supervisors :

Xenie JOHNSON, Institut de Biosciences et biotechnologies d'Aix-Marseille - BIAM (

Guillaume BLANC, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology - MIO (


You are interested in applying for one of the PhD projects: How to apply?

Applications in English, including copies of the following documents, must be sent by email to the supervisors by April 15th 2024

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) (specifying the English level)
  • A motivation letter explaining your interest for the PhD fellowship 
  • Transcripts and ranking of Master degree (Master 1 and first semester of Master 2),
  • Contact information for at least two references 

Candidates must hold a Master2 degree by summer 2024. 

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