Young Group Leader Positions at the Department of Immunology of Institut Pasteur (Junior Faculty wit

Institut Pasteur announces an international call for candidates wishing to create independent young researcher groups on its Paris, France campus. The call is open to researchers specializing in cell biology, structural biology, development, epidemiology, genetics, genomics, immunology, infection, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms or viruses.


Within the context of this call, the Department of Immunology is seeking to recruit outstanding candidates that will complement its existing faculty and create an area of investigation fostering new concepts in immunology that will open up new collaborations within the Department and beyond. Present areas of research within the Department of Immunology include lymphoid development and homeostasis, dendritic cell antigen processing and regulation, tumor and mucosal immunology, allergology, dynamic imaging of immune responses, receptor signalling and synapse formation (please visit the departmental website: http://www.pasteur.fr/immuno).


To be eligible, candidates must have defended their PhD after December 31, 2002 (exceptions are possible in exceptional circumstances). Successful candidates will be appointed as head of a group of up to 6 people for a period of 5 years. The budget (up to 1,500,000€ over 5 years) includes the salary for the group leader, a three-year postdoctoral position, a technician, part-time secretarial assistance, a substantial contribution to running costs and equipment, and access to on-campus facilities including state-of-the-art technology platforms.


The Application should comprise the following (in order) in a single pdf file:

  1. A brief introductory letter, including the name of the proposed group.

  2. A Curriculum Vitae and a full publication list.

  3. A description of past and present research activities (4-5 pages with 1.5 spacing).

  4. The proposed research project (8-10 pages with 1.5 spacing).

  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.

Applications and requests for information should be addressed to the Director of Scientific Evaluation, Prof. Alain Israël at g5@pasteur.fr.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.


Short-listed candidates will be called for interview in April 2011 and decisions will be announced by July 2011.


For additional information about the Department of Immunology or for questions about the call, please contact Dr. Matthew Albert at immuno@pasteur.fr.