Principal Investigators

PI applications are currently on hold. More information to be announced.

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 2021. 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 26, 2021

Duration: 3 years

On-site or video interviews: April 20 to April 22, 2021


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.

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

PHD2021-01 | Mechanosensing regulation of lymph node architecture

Supervisors: Marc Bajenoff (CIML) / ; Emmanuèle Helfer (CINAM)  / ; Annie Viallat (CINAM) /

PHD2021-17 | Mathematical Modelling of rare diseases

Supervisors: Elisabeth Remy (I2M) / ; Anaïs Baudot (INSERM) / ; Brigitte Mossé (I2M) /

PHD2021-24 | Morphogenesis variability in embryonic organoids

Supervisors: Sham Tlili (IBDM - CPT - LAI) / ; Léo Guignard (MDC) / ; Pierre-François Lenne (IBDM) /

Postdoctoral positions

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)


Applications for our engineering positions are currently on hold. More information to be announced.

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