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Chairs of Excellence (Nice/Sophia Antipolis, France)


Research Field
Natural sciences
Funding Type
European Research Programme
Not funded by an EU programme



The "Laboratory of Excellence" Labex SIGNALIFE is a network for Innovation on Signal transduction pathways in Life Sciences. To strengthen its research on signaling pathways, SIGNALIFE is launching an international call for 5 Chairs of Excellence to recruit scientific leaders who will establish a new research group in each of the SIGNALIFE institutes of biology at the Université Côte d'Azur in Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France) : C3M, iBV,IPMC, IRCAN, ISA, possibly in association with Inria. Deadline March 1, 2021. Please find documents relating to the call, and all information necessary to apply, on our website :

What is funded

The selected scientist will receive a SIGNALIFE starter package (up to €600,000) for up to five years including operating costs (€100,000) and salaries (group leader/post-doc/PhD student/technician, up to €500,000). He/she will be provided with lab and office space and will have full access to basic laboratory equipment, and to facilities and state-of-the-art technology platforms in the institute and on the campus. He/she will be supported by dedicated university services for short-term lodging upon arrival (Faculty Club), given practical and administrative advice and assistance (Welcome Center) and will receive appropriate help and support to apply in the future for other highly competitive national and European programs and for a French academic research position (if applicable).


up to five years


Applications are open to candidates of any nationality, including researchers with a permanent position in France, but candidates must not be working in a SIGNALIFE laboratory at the time of their application. The proposed project should be ambitious and relate to the scientific axes of the SIGNALIFE program: Cellular Architecture of Signaling Pathways (axis 1), Plasticity of Signaling (axis 2), Stress Signaling (axis 3), Signaling in Aging and Disease Progression (axis 4) and New principles in Signaling and Applications, possibly in association with Inria (axis 5). The added value of the proposal to the SIGNALIFE network will be an important selection criterion.

Procedure to apply

Applicants should provide, in a single PDF file (single-spaced, 11-point Arial font):

  • Name of the applicant, address, email and telephone number, project title, SIGNALIFE theme and laboratory associated with the proposed project
  • Project abstract (1 page)
  • Detailed project description (4 pages) including the objectives, the rationale and the methodology, highlighting the novelty, originality and feasibility of the project as well as the added value to the SIGNALIFE network and the host laboratory
  • Description of past and present research activities (2 pages)
  • CV (1 page) and list of publications

Applications should be addressed exclusively to the following adequate institute director, no later than March 1st, 2021. For C3M (; iBV (; IPMC (; IRCAN (; ISA ( Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.


Organisation name
Labex SIGNALIFE - Université Côte d'Azur
Organisation Country
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