PhD Students

PhD call 2019 applications are closed

Postdoctoral positions

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented postdoctoral fellows to the Luminy campus. To do so, CENTURI will fund up to 5 postdoctoral positions to start in 2019, for a maximum of two years. Postdocs will work in an interdisciplinary life science environment, and have backgrounds in any of the following fields: cell or developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology, biophysics, theoretical physics, computer science, bioinformatics, applied mathematics, engineering.

Candidates can either apply to one of the advertised CENTURI projects or submit their own project, providing that they meet the application criteria and that their application is supported by at least one host lab.

Students will be co-supervised by two or three supervisors from our community. Candidates can apply to a maximum of three projects.

Do not hesitate to contact the projects' supervisors for more information.

More projects will be advertised on this page until March 15, 2019.


Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

-     Scientific level and publications

-     Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research environment

-     Ability to work on a collaborative research project

-     Enthusiasm and communication skills


Duration: 2 year

Deadline for application: April 26, 2019

Interviews in Marseille (pre-selected candidates only): June 27 - 28, 2019


To apply please fill the form associated to each project. Applications must include the following documents (compiled into a single PDF file):

  • CV
  • cover letter

2 letters of recommendation must also be sent by your references at


Free websites are available to convert and compile documents into PDF files. Here is an example of said website:


PDP2019-01 | Attractor neural networks for mapping heterogeneous spatial scales in the hippocampus

Supervisors: Jérôme Epsztein / INMED / ; Hervé Rouault / CPT-INMED / ; Rémi Monasson / Laboratoire de Physique, ENS, Paris /

PDP2019-03 | Optical probing hub neurons in vivo

Supervisors: Rosa Cossart / INMED / ; Hervé Rigneault / Institut Fresnel / ; Alain Barrat / CPT /

To submit your project


Please fill the template available below to submit a Postdoc project. We remind you that your project must be supported by at least 2 CENTURI lab and must be linked to biological problems addressed within the CENTURI biology community.

The project as well as your CV and cover letter must be sent at the following address:

2 recommendation letters must be sent by your references at


Deadline for application: April 26, 2019

Management team

HR officer

CENTURI is recruiting a HR officer. The recruited person will join the management team under the supervision of Thomas Lecuit (Director).

CENTURI recrute une gestionnaire en ressources humaines. La personne recrutée rejoindra l'équipe de management du projet sous la supervision de Thomas Lecuit (Directeur de CENTURI) 


Deadline: March 31, 2019

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Simon Legendre:

Merci d'adresser votre CV et lettre de motivation à Simon Legendre:

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