The successful candidate will be given all the necessary training and support and they will acquire skills in both sample preparation, sample transfer, microscope alignment and maintenance (both from X-ray and fluorescence imaging), data collection and image correlation. All this while using and developing novel cutting-edge technology and helping our user base to bring about excellent research results.


This post would be ideal as a stepping stone for career development for any interested party that has completed a relevant undergraduate degree or further. They will need to have had exposure to biological laboratory procedures and microscopy methods.

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to develop and apply high resolution light sheet microscopy in order to image cytoskeletal networks and adhesion complexes in developing embryos (e.g. Drosophila). We have recently developed a light sheet microscope for fast 3D imaging and we aim at including a new illumination scheme to achieve higher resolution and single molecule detection. The recruited postdoc will also develop new image analysis tools to analyze the generated high resolution data.

The candidates should have experience in computational image analysis and/or optical engineering (including software engineering for machine control). The postdoc will benefit from an interdisciplinary environment with expertise in imaging, optical engineering, physics and cell developmental biology (Labex Inform, IBDM) The postdoctoral fellowship is offered for a period of two years.

Applicants should send a CV, names of two referees, and a short outline of their research interests to P.-F. Lenne and T. Lecuit.

Member of C2RT (Center for Resources and Research in Technology) the Unit for service and technology in ultra-structural bio-imaging  (UBI) at Pasteur provides technical and scientific support in electron microscopy, mainly, but not exclusively, to the Pasteur community, analyzing host-pathogen interactions at the ultra-structural level. Our equipment enables us to do state-of-the-art EM for life sciences that includes three dimensional EM by tomography and focused ion beam SEM. The ultrapole is run by ten members (eight engineers and two technicians), each specialized in certain techniques. We put a big emphasis on correlate light- and electron microscopy to study key (rare events) of host-pathogen interactions and we have designed several protocols to combine room temperature LM and cryo-LM with FIB-SEM, cryo-SEM and cryo-tomography.

The UBI also has a small research group focusing on large DNA-viruses. Through this research theme we wish to establish and develop robust, new protocols for various EM-techniques.

The BIC (Bordeaux Imaging Center) offers resources in photonic and electronic imaging, mainly in life, health and plant sciences. It is a core facility identified at the national level as IBISA that gathers 12 highly skilled engineers. It has the ISO9001 label. The different components of the BIC are: PHOTONIC imaging, ELECTRONIC imaging, PLANT imaging. The Bordeaux Imaging Center offers access to the most advanced bio-imaging techniques for fixed and live cell imaging such as video-microscopy, confocal microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The BIC provides a unique set of high-end equipment for super- resolution microscopy such as STED confocal microscopy, FRAP video-microscopy, lifetime imaging FLIM for the measurement of molecular interactions. We also provide access to equipment for sample preparation such as ultra-microtoms, high pressure freeze (HPF) and we can host live samples.