Open positions available

Open positions available

Creating a dense and diversified network of distinguished researchers is at the core of CENTURI's mission.
Since its creation in 2017, CENTURI has been proactive in federating a community of scientists from very different backgrounds.

PhD Students

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented PhD students to the Luminy campus. To do so, CENTURI will fund up to 10 PhD positions to start in 2023. PhD students 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 2 host labs.

PhD 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.


Applications must be submitted via the project's application form and must be written in english. 


Deadline for application: February 16, 2023

Deadline for recommendation letters: February 16, 2023

Duration: 3 years

On-site or video interviews: May 3 to May 5, 2023


Expected profile – selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievements
  • Past research experience (internships, master thesis)
  • Interest to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills


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

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • transcript of your MSc's grades (M1 and M2 if available)

2 letters of recommendation must also be sent by your references. Please note that an automatic email will be sent to them so that they can upload their recommendation letter. We invite you to contact them to make sure that they have received the notification email.

Deadline for the reference letters: February 16, 2023

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

PHD2023-03 | Behavioral grammar and synaptic rules of the social brain

Supervisors: Pascale CHAVIS - Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée / ; Jean-Marc FREYERMUTH - Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (ALEA team) /

PHD2023-08 | Modeling metabolic changes in brain cancer

Supervisors: Harold Cremer (IBDM) / ; Bianca Habermann (IBDM) / ; Marie-Cartherine Tiveron (IBDM) / ; Stephen Chapman (IBDM) /

PHD2023-19 | Cilia-powered 3D flow patterns

Supervisors: Laurent KODJABCHIAN (IBDM) / ; Etienne LOISEAU (CINAM) / ; Julien Favier (M2P2) /

Postdoctoral positions

There is no Postdoc call currently open. More information to be announced.

PDP Villoutreix lab | Dynamic multi-domain translation for high-throughput sequencing data

Lead supervisor: Paul Villoutreix (CENTURI, LIS) –
Co-supervisor: Thierry Artières (ECOLE CENTRALE MARSEILLE)


Communication officer

Starting date: February 2023
Gross monthly salary: € 1,870 and € 2,500 (depending on profile and experience).

Steering and administrative officer

Starting date: February 2023
Gross monthly salary: € 1,870 and € 2,500 (depending on profile and experience).

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