The Institute of Biology of the École Normale Supérieure (IBENS) is seeking to recruit group leaders in Plant Sciences.
IBENS is a prime Life Sciences research institute located in the heart of Paris. Its overarching goal is to make fundamental contributions to our understanding of the basic mechanisms and principles that underlie biological processes. IBENS is part of the Department of Biology of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), and is affiliated to CNRS and INSERM. It hosts 29 research teams organized into four research axes: Functional Genomics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Research performed at IBENS is highly collaborative and multiscale, and combines experimental and theoretical approaches. Multidisciplinarity is reinforced by local collaborations with other ENS departments as well as with several nearby top research institutions (Curie Institute, Collège de France, ESPCI, Sorbonne University, Génoscope, Paris-Saclay University, INRAE Versailles...). As part of ENS and PSL University, IBENS scientists have strong links with higher-education teaching and training activities at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have access to top-level students.
We are looking for outstanding candidates developing ambitious research programs in the broad field of plant sciences and that complement the existing strengths of IBENS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates who aim to investigate the mechanisms of signalling, adaptation, diversification, and/or species interactions, using approaches such as biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and computational biology. At least one of the selected teams will develop research benefiting from the in-house facilities for performing molecular genetics on model plants, notably Arabidopsis or other emerging models for evolutionary studies. Programs that can benefit from our ECOTRON facility for ecological research will be appreciated, although not mandatory. We aim to recruit one or two group leaders at junior and/or mid-career levels.
IBENS hosts state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced imaging, genomics, bioinformatics and protein production platforms, as well as several plant and animal house facilities.
Applications should include a CV and a summary of scientific achievements (max 2 pages) and proposed research program (max 2 pages). In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the same address. IBENS is committed to a transparent, open and merit-based recruitment policy and actively seeks to achieve gender equality.