The next call will be launched mid-December 2020.


Overview. The i-Bio Initiative of Sorbonne University Alliance is offering for the up-coming year 4 PhD positions that cover a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics. Besides their work in the laboratory, PhD students will benefit from a variety of educational programs and access to top quality research facilities, training initiatives, international partnerships and conferences.

Institutes involved. The PhD thesis will be undertaken within one of the host teams (see below) affiliated with the Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine, or Institut du Fer à Moulin.

Start of the PhD project, duration, supervision. PhD projects will start on the 1st of October 2021. PhD students will receive a salary for 3 years and will be registered at Sorbonne University. They will usually be under the supervision of two mentors, a biologist and a scientist from another discipline, who may be external to Sorbonne University. They will be enrolled in the Sorbonne University 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. 

Contact. sciences-ibio@sorbonne-universite.fr