The i-Bio international PhD Program 2024 is opening 2 PhD positions in co-supervision to work at the interface between biology and other scientific disciplines. The doctoral contracts benefit from an environment of 10 k€ to be used for the benefit of the doctoral student. Application are open until April 15, 2024.

To access the list of projects, click here :

The i-Bio Initiative of Sorbonne Université Alliance is offering for the up-coming year 2 PhD positions that cover a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics. PhD students will have access to top quality research facilities, training initiatives, international partnerships and conferences. 

The PhD work will take place in one of the research teams affiliated to the Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine, or Institut du Fer à Moulin.

PhD project
PhD students will receive a salary for 3 years from October 1, 2024, and will be registered at Sorbonne Université. They will be under the co-supervision of two mentors, a biologist and a scientist from another discipline; one of which may be external to Sorbonne Université. They will be enrolled in the Sorbonne Université doctoral school to which their host team is affiliated.

Profile and criteria for applying

  • Candidates must hold a Master degree (or equivalent). If the Master is still ongoing, candidates will be accepted only after their affiliated university has sent proof that the degree has been passed
  • Candidates must have a background in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computational Biology, Mathematics or Engineering
  • Candidates must be highly motivated to work at the interface between biology and other disciplines. 

Application procedure

  1. Candidates should contact the project leaders of their choice. The list of available PhD projects is accessible hereNota bene, if contacted by several candidates, the project leader will choose only one candidate. Once a joint agreement between a candidate and the project leader has been reached, that candidate should proceed to Step2.
  2. The full-length application has to be uploaded at this address by April 15, 2024 at 4 pm (UTC+02:00). The application file should be prepared as a single PDF file and must include:
  • The information sheet (downloadable here)
  • A detailed CV (2 pages maximum)
  • The University grades (Master1 & first semester of Master2)
  • A summary of the Master thesis project (2 pages maximum)
  • The full-length PhD project :

– Title
– Abstract (250 words)
– Project : Context and objectives, Methodological approaches (1000 words)
– Description of the interdisciplinary aspect of the project (200 words)

  • A motivation letter (2 pages maximum)
  • 2-3 reference names and corresponding e-mail addresses. Indicate how you met them.
  1. Interviews will be held by visioconference by late May, 2024.


PhD program – Selection committee 

Friday, May 17, 2024

  • Agon Carlos (Laboratoire de recherche en informatique LIP6, Sorbonne Université – CNRS) Reviewer
  • Barbi Maria (Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la matière condensée, Sorbonne Université – CNRS) Reviewer
  • Fassier Coralie (Institut de la Vision, Sorbonne Université-Inserm-CNRS) Reviewer
  • Fischer Gilles (Laboratoire de Biologie Computationnelle et Quantitative, IBPS, Sorbonne Université – CNRS) President
  • Francis Fiona (Institut du Fer à Moulin. Sorbonne Université – Inserm, Paris) Reviewer,
  • Goguel Valérie (IBPS), Moderator
  • Ramaekers Ariane (Laboratoire Dynamique du noyau, Institut Curie – Sorbonne Université – CNRS) Reviewer
  • Thieullen Michèle (Laboratoire de Probabilités, Statistique et Modélisation, Sorbonne Université – Université Paris Cité – CNRS) Reviewer
  • Venien-Bryan Catherine (Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie, Sorbonne Université – CNRS) Reviewer