Group leader/fellow positions in Open Health or Learning at CRI Paris

CRI - Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity
Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
Salary will be proportional to research experience and based on french academic scale.
December 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

CRI Research Team invites researchers to join our Collaboratory as termed fellows and group leaders. We seek candidates at different career stages, from postdoctoral young investigators to tenured scientists. We particularly call for candidates with interest in:

  • Open health – from data-rich research to development of frugal software and hardware solutions,
  • Open learning – from understanding learning process to new learning paradigms.

Other candidacies, addressing CRI focal points including Open AI – Understanding and shaping current digital transition in context of learning, health and/or human-machine paradigms, Open synthetic and systems biology – from foundational understanding of living systems to open biotech and open pharma solutions, and Open phronesis – tackling contemporary ethical challenges at interfaces of Life, Digital and Learning Sciences, will be considered as well.

We are looking for scientists seeking a home to expand their research focus or jump start a new research program as:

  • Long-term fellows (1-3 years) Candidates will be considered independent of their current position.
  • Core fellows (5 years), expected to contribute as pillars and mentors of the CRI Research community, and are required to hold a permanent position in France.

We offer competitive research funding, PhD/post-doc funding, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Additionally, we draw your attention to the year-long open call for short-term fellows (3-6 months), see further details here.

Anyone capable of carrying an autonomous research project, from young PhD graduates to established researchers (including sabbaticals) is eligible to apply to become a CRI Research Fellow, there are no age or experience limits. Knowing that the research world is overwhelmingly white, male, and old, CRI wants to rebalance that and reflect the composition of the world we live in. We wish to welcome everybody! At CRI, we believe diversity drives innovation. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values this statement which is an integral part of our history, philosophy, and identity. We’re building a safe place where difference is valued and welcomed.

Successful candidates will join the CRI growing Collaboratory within our dedicated building at the historical heart of Paris (the Marais). This 5300m2 building includes state-of-the-art office and wet lab space, microfabrication and Makerspace, Mobile and Virtual Reality technology, Game design and application, MOOC/online content development, pedagogic facilities and studio apartments for students and young researchers.

The core mission of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) is to transform the way to research and acquire, share and co-create knowledge across the life, learning, and digital sciences. We are guided by UN Sustainable Development Goals towards high-impact work on specific topic combining biomedicine, natural sciences, education, and digital transformation.

We are looking for scientists who thrive in dynamic environments, are inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, comfortably mix disciplines, rearrange, straddle field boundaries and wish to explore uncharted domains. We expect that our fellows will complement current competencies of the CRI and spark collaborative projects that go beyond the CRI community. We encourage projects and methodologies that can be successfully piloted here but eventually forked, reused, and remixed by others, outside of CRI. Around 20% of the fellow’s’ time should be contributed to cross-CRI activities (research collaborations, teaching, mentorship).

Please apply before 30 January 2019.

Further information, complete application instructions, and online forms can be found at