Post-doc position – NMR of supramolecular interactions involving amyloid-forming peptides and poly-anions

Dear colleagues,

We are looking for a hard-working and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our consortium in the frame of an ANR-granted project (SUPRAMY).

Within the context of amyloid-related diseases, we aim at understanding the supramolecular assembly of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides in the presence of polyanions, such as the biologically relevant polyphosphate polymers (PP) and the synthetic PolyOxoMetalates (POM). We will study the supramolecular interaction between Aβ peptides and P using a hybrid NMR and Molecular Dynamics approach. We will also probe the structure of PP and their interaction with fibrils using solid-state NMR (SS-NMR) 31P or 13C experiments conducted on fibrils samples analyzed at high field.

Our consortium gathers 4 researchers: Nicolas Giraud (Université Paris Cité), Christelle Hureau, (Coordination Chemistry Lab., Toulouse), Sébastien Blanchard and Thierry Azaïs (Sorbonne University). We develop an integrative approach to explore the chemistry and biophysics of amyloid-forming peptides and their interactions.

The candidate will be in charge of (i) preparing NMR samples, (ii) implementing and optimizing solution and solid/state NMR experiments, (iii) analyzing the resulting data, together with Molecular Dynamics results performed by our collaborator. He/she will be located at LCBPT at Université Paris Cité, a biomedical research center of excellence located downtown Paris, France, but will also work in Thierry Azaïs’ lab for the SS-NMR experiments.

The NMR facilities at Université Paris Cité and Sorbonne University are located in the heart of Paris and provide a dynamic and international working environment:
Université Paris Cité: our platform includes a state-of-the-art 600 MHz IVDr spectrometer fully dedicated for the analysis of biological samples and a spectrometer operating at 500 MHz, with a liquid-state cryoprobe optimized for 13C detection.
Sorbonne University: 700, 500 and 300 MHz NMR spectrometers with solid-state probes are available, including a 1.3 mm Fast-MAS probe on the 700 MHz spectrometer.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a strong experience in biomolecular NMR (solution and/or solid-state). Experience in molecular modeling of the investigated systems including interaction processes would be an advantage. Any citizenship is welcome, but applications will be evaluated by a Defence Security Official prior to any approval. The eligible candidate will be funded for two years by a grant from the French Research Ministry (ANR grant SUPRAMY).

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If you are interested in this position, please send CV, letter of interest and contact information for two/three references to Prof. Nicolas Giraud (
Website :

Best regards,
Nicolas Giraud.

Prof. Nicolas Giraud
Université Paris Cité

First year Program Chair, Master Frontiers in Chemistry

Head, Research Group on NMR of Biological Substances

Faculty of Sciences
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