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Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France

2018-2019 Thesis proposals

The IBS hosts on average 30 PhD students who are either selected via national Doctoral Schools and International PhD programs (CEA) or financed by external grants from ANR, EU2020 and private foundations.

CEA funding


The CEA offers students high-level doctoral training and IBS’s laboratories participate in this program.
A diverse array of research topics is available and encompasses the following domains: environmental sciences and host-pathogen interactions, structural biology and biophysics and technologies for health and medicine.
The IBS thesis subjects eligible for funding or cofinancing by the CEA for the academic year 2018-2019 are published on this webpage (only those identified by a green star are eligible for CEA funding - click on the titles, then on the small english flag to get the detailled description in english).

Ministerial and Regional Funding

Ministerial and regional funding of PhD fellowships is also possible via the Doctoral Schools of the Université Grenoble Alpes. The IBS is affiliated with the School of Physics and the School of Chemistry and Life Sciences.

Details of IBS thesis projects for 2018-2019 are available on the Doctoral Schools’ websites:
- Doctoral School in Physics : Ecole Doctorale de Physique de Grenoble (subjects are available here)
- Doctoral School in Chemistry and Life Sciences : Ecole Doctorale de Chimie et Sciences du Vivant (EDCSV) (subjects soon available in the english version of their website, on ’Applying for a doctoral contract/proposal subjects of thesis’

External grants


The IBS groups welcome thesis students in the context of different fundings, such as ANR funding or European funding (Marie Curie network, ERC, etc..).

  • Details

    A PhD position funded by an ERC Grant is open to applications in the Channels group for a starting date in October 2018. The project aims at developing G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) and ion channel-based biosensors for integration in nano-electronic systems. Please send a CV and references to christophe.moreau[a]ibs.fr with the reference ERC_PhD2018

  • Details

    A PhD position co-funded by an industrial partner and the UGA-IDEX Glyco@Alps program is open to applications in the SAGAG group. The group is looking for M2 students/Engineer with a background in structural biology, NMR analysis. Please send a CV (including reference for possible recommendation), to romain.vivesa]ibs.fr. Deadline is 25th of May 2018.

  • Details

    A PhD position funded by the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region is open to applications in the ELMA group (in collaboration withe ENS Lyon) for a starting date in October 2018. The multi-disciplinary project will concentrate on the development of the second generation of crystallophore in order to improve further their capabilities. The work will notably involve biochemistry and advanced X-ray crystallography. The project will also explore the possibility of using lanthanide complexes for other structural methods.