Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
October 08 2021
Organization Type
All Industry



The Institut du Cerveau - Paris Brain Institute (ICM) is an internationally renowned neuroscience research institute located in Paris, France, on the campus of the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, providing world class expertise in basic and clinical neuroscience.

ICM is seeking to recruit up to 3 team leaders at the starting, junior or mid-career levels working in any area of molecular, cellular, circuit, cognitive, computational or theoretical neuroscience. ICM welcomes applications from talented individuals with the ambition to establish an internationally competitive research group. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program addressing challenging fundamental, translational or clinical problems in a stimulating and collaborative international environment. The new team leaders will benefit from a competitive start-up package, recurrent core funding and access to state of the art core facilities. Team leaders at the ICM are affiliated with the neuroscience Ph.D. program of Sorbonne University. Onboarding and skilled assistance for applications to national and international funding programs will also be provided. Successful candidates are expected to be appointed in 2023. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. ICM is a member of the Alba Network and endorses values of equity and diversity among all its research and support activities. ICM is committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive workplace, with a gender equity committee, and actively supports the local gender equity movement, the XX initiative.

ICM is home to 25 research teams bringing together over 700 personnel, including 150 researchers, 200 technical staff and 300 students and post-docs. ICM laboratories use multiscale approaches from different domains. Applicants are encouraged to consult the ICM description booklet available here.

ICM is supported by a private foundation working in synergy with French public bodies, and affiliated with Sorbonne Université, CNRS and Inserm. For candidates in computational or theoretical neuroscience, neuroinformatics or digital sciences for neuroscience, partnership with Inria, the National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology, will provide opportunities to create a joint research team. Importantly, ICM is associated with clinical neuroscience departments (neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, …) of the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital (APHP), as well as with a large network of public and industrial partners. ICM is dedicated to fundamental, translational and clinical research in Neuroscience, and fosters improved quality of care and education. Moreover, it hosts an in-house clinical neuroscience research center as well as a start-up incubator. The ICM is located alongside 13 National Reference Centers for rare neurological diseases at the Pitié-Salpêtrière.

Expression of interest must include a short CV, a complete list of publications highlighting up to five significant papers, and a brief description of achievements and future research (2 pages). Applications must be sent by November 15th, 2021 to:

Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a full application proposal including:

  • Project/title and summary and a list of up to five of the candidate’s most significant publications (limited to 2 pages)
  • CV including list of publications and invited presentations to conferences
  • Description of the research project (no more than 10 pages)
  • Names and contacts of three references

Full applications must be sent by February 15th, 2022 to:

All applications will be reviewed by the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute. Short- listed applicants will be invited for an interview and oral presentation in Paris in April 2022.

Expression of interest


(2 pages maximum)

Invitation to submit full application

Full application proposal


Finalists’ oral presentation & Site visit

November 15th, 2021

December 15th , 2021

February 15th, 2022

April 2022


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