Ph.D. position at the interface of xenobiotics and gut microbial ecology (3 years)

Emerging contaminants, particularly endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been increasingly detected in the environment and the organisms. The interactions between EDCs and the human gut microbiome — a modulator of host health that is composed of microorganisms along with their genes — are largely unknown. Uncovering multifaceted EDC ecotoxicity will expand the knowledge on their long-term harmful impacts on humans as super-organisms with their microbiome. Without establishing this critical link, the detrimental impacts of EDCs on public health would remain partially described. The proposed PhD project aims to develop nutritional strategies that may have the potential to protect the gut microbiome from EDC toxicity.
Duration: 36 months
Starting Date: 01/10/2023
Lab: The position is located at the MICALIS Institute, INRAE (Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement) in Jouy en Josas, France and part of AgroParisTech and Université Paris Saclay. The candidate will join the research team ‘PhylHom : Physiology and phylogeny of the Human Microbiome’ focusing on therapies, contaminants and the microbiome. The PhD position is financed by the INRAE.
See announcement for more information.