Director of the Institut Pasteur

France (FR)
June 18 2021
Organization Type
All Industry

Director of the Institut Pasteur

The Search Committee for Director of the Institut Pasteur invites expressions of interest from potential candidates for the position of Director of the institute

Since its creation in 1887, the Institut Pasteur has been a world leader in fundamental biology and biomedical research, as well as a renowned teaching center. The Institut Pasteur is an independent private non-profit foundation for basic biological research, research into biomedicine and public health.

With a history of excellence in research on infectious diseases and major discoveries in microbiology, virology, immunology and vaccines, it also has made a significant commitment to cross-disciplinary approaches and has extended its focus to other biomedical fields.

The Director will join an exciting and innovative academic environment of over 2,800 people, on the campus in the heart of Paris, and at the center of an international network.

The Director should be a scientific personality with a world-class reputation. She/he will provide the executive leadership for the institute. He/she will develop an ambitious and strategic vision for the scientific activities to take the Institut Pasteur into the 21st century. She/he will be responsible for the management of the institute’s scientific mission management, the successful translation of basic science into improvement of human health; for fund-raising and diversification of resources; for overall management of the institute; and for forging and overseeing university and industrial partnerships.

The Director is also responsible for developing and reinforcing the cooperation among the 33 members comprising its unique international network. Both French and English language skills are required. The Institut Pasteur is committed to internationality, diversity and equality, and encourages applications from women and minorities. The starting date of the position is January 2024.

The committee, chaired by Edith Heard, General Director of the EMBL, encourages expressions of interest from scientists of the highest international standing irrespective of nationality or experience working in France

The Search Committee for Director of the Institut Pasteur welcomes letters of interest accompanied by curriculum vitae. Please send all letters and other inquiries by e-mail to

All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. Additional information regarding the recruiting process can be found at

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