Creation of new junior research groups at Institut Pasteur

Creation of new junior research groups at Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur has launched an international call for junior candidates wishing to establish new independent research groups in the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment of its campus in Paris, France.

Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to fundamental, interdisciplinary research and to the translation of the knowledge to medicine and public health ( Topics of interest include microbiology (bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi) and infectious diseases, epidemiology, immunology, cell biology, developmental biology and stem cells, neuroscience, genomics, genetics, cancer, structural and computational biology. This call for proposals is opened for specific projects on 3 main priorities:

  • Emerging infectious diseases,
  • Resistance to antimicrobial agents,
  • Brain connectivity and Neurodegenerative diseases.

In the context of these 3 priorities, the call is also opened via the INCEPTION program ( in the following fields: Phylodynamics; Sequence analysis; Metagenomics; Systems biology; Deep learning; Databases; Precision medicine. The main focus of INCEPTION is on computational and statistical analysis of biological “big data”, but all modeling and computational approaches addressing biological questions closely related to the 3 priorities mentioned above are eligible.

Successful junior candidates* will be appointed with a permanent position, and as head of a group of 6 people. These groups will be created for a period of 5 years and may thereafter compete for a full research group.

Highly attractive packages to match the experience of the candidate will be provided, including institutional salaries (Principal investigator, technician, post-doctoral fellows), a substantial contribution to running costs and equipment, access to on campus state-of-the-art technology core facilities, as well as support for relocation expenses and administrative issues.

Please use the template to apply

The template for the application can be downloaded at:

Applications shall be sent as a single pdf file to

The deadline for submission of the applications is March 29, 2019 by 4:00 pm CET.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid-May 2019, and will be invited for interview to take place around mid-June 2019. The final ranking will be established by the Pasteur Scientific Council during its October session.


* Institut Pasteur is an equal opportunity employer. Junior group leaders should be less than 8 years after PhD at the time of submission. Women are eligible up to 10 years after their PhD if they have one child and up to 12 years after their PhD if they have two or more children.

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