Project engineer – Microbiology: France

Within the E.A. 4651 ABTE research unit, your main tasks will be the development of a method for extracting phageome DNA from fermented food matrixes (cider and cheese) through scientific literature monitoring related to the topic, and the design of laboratory tests. Once the method is validated, you will be in charge of extracting phageome DNA from samples for their high throughput sequencing. Your participation in sample collection campaigns may be required.

8-month full-time position, based in the laboratory MALIM (Matrices ALImentaires and Microbiotes)


  • You hold a Master 2 or an engineering degree specialized in microbiology and / or molecular biology or equivalent, with experience in a research laboratory or R&D. A solid knowledge in molecular biology techniques (DNA extraction, sequencing, etc.) as well as an ability to perform bibliographic monitoring are mandatory.
  • You have a solid scientific background to undertake this research, as well as a creative spirit and autonomy and interpersonal skills. You are rigorous, and have good writing and communication skills

Specific Requirements

Possible day trips during sampling campaigns (Orne, Manche and Calvados) may take place. Driving license strongly desired.

Candidates must send their application in a pdf file by email to Nathalie Desmasures ( and to Marion Dalmasso ( Please send in one pdf file: a cover letter, the contacts of two referees (email and telephone), a curriculum vitae describing previous training and work experience. The applications will be examined until the position is filled.

Applications will be examined by a selection committee and successful candidates will be invited for an interview at the MALIM laboratory.

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