Junior Faculty Positions in Immunology at Institut Pasteur

The Institut Pasteur announces an international call for candidates wishing to create independent young researcher groups on its Paris campus in France. Outstanding candidates fostering new concepts in immunology and/or genetics are encouraged to apply (www.pasteur.fr/immuno).

In the context of this recruitment, the Immunology Department wishes to develop new themes of research including (but not limited to): systems and computational analyses of immunity, harnessing innate and adaptive immunity for vaccine development, molecular, environmental and systemic control of inflammation; identification of new mechanisms of immune regulation, and statistical and computational genetics.

Candidates must have defended their PhD thesis on or after Feb 1, 2004 (women with children are eligible up to 10 yrs after their PhD). Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview in September 2012. Successful candidates will be appointed as head of a group of up to 6 people for a period of 5 years. The start-up package includes the salary for the group leader (if necessary), a postdoctoral position, a technician, part-time secretarial assistance, basic laboratory equipment and a contribution to running costs. Candidates will also have access to on-campus facilities including state-of-the-art technology platforms.

Candidates should send their formal applications before May 31st, 2012 by E-mail to the Director of Scientific Evaluation, Prof. Alain Israël, at the Institut Pasteur (g5mi@pasteur.fr).

The application should comprise the following (in order) in a single pdf file: 1. A brief introductory letter (candidates are encouraged to contact Matthew Albert (albertm@pasteur.fr), Director of the Immunology Department, for further information) 2. A Curriculum Vitae and a full publication list. 3. A description of past and present research activities (up to 5 pages with 1.5 spacing). 4. The proposed research project (up to 10 pages with 1.5 spacing) including a title and a summary 5. The names of 3 scientists from whom letters of recommendation can be sought, together with the names of scientists with a potential conflict of interest from whom evaluations should not be requested.

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