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Creation of new junior research groups at Institut Pasteur
Institut Pasteur
The Institut Pasteur, a Research Institute of excellence created in 1887, has been contributing to the history of science, medicine and public health for over 125 years. It is a private, state-approved and non-profit foundation.
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Application deadline: Jan 14
Location: Paris, France
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Creation of new junior research groups at Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur has launched an international call for junior candidates wishing to establish new independent research groups in the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment of its campus in Paris, France. This year, the call will be focused on the topics associated with the INstitutionnal Convergence program entitled “Emergence of Pathologies Through Individuals and populatiONs” (INCEPTION program).

Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to basic and interdisciplinary biomedical research, and to its translation to medicine and public health. The Institut Pasteur’s research areas include microbiology and infectious diseases, immunology, cell biology, developmental biology and stem cells, neuroscience, genomics, structural biology, genetics and cancer. In 2014, a new center (the C3BI) to foster research in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Integrative Biology was established.

Institut Pasteur has been recently awarded a grant to foster interdisciplinary approaches to understand and prevent the emergence of diseases. The C3BI center is at the core of this new INCEPTION program (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/program_project/inception/), which includes grants to launch several 5-years junior groups.  The INCEPTION program would particularly welcome projects in the following fields: sequence analysis; machine learning; data management and analysis; systems biology; phylodynamics; metagenomics; and precision medicine. The primary focus is on computational and statistical analysis of biological “big data”, typically produced by New Generation Sequencing (NGS) and -omics technologies. Nevertheless, all modelling and computational approaches addressing biological questions closely related to the INCEPTION program areas are eligible.

Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications: significant achievements in bioinformatics/biostatistics/biomathematics; broad experience in methodological development and data analysis; relevant publication record of cutting-edge research as senior/first author; and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with experimental and computational biologists.

The successful junior candidate* will be appointed on the basis of a permanent position, as the head of a group of six persons in Institut Pasteur of Paris. This group will be created for a period of five years and may thereafter compete for a full research group. A highly attractive package matching the experience of the successful candidate will be provided.

Applications should be submitted online at: https://c3bi.pasteur.fr/inceptioncallg5/.

The deadline for application submission is January 14, 2018, 12:00 pm CET. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the end of March 2018 and will be invited for interviews to take place in May 2018 (please set aside May 2-4). The final ranking will be established by the Pasteur Scientific Council during its June 2018 session (please set aside June 5-6).

Informal inquiries related to INCEPTION can be addressed to Inception-CallG5@pasteur.fr.

* Institut Pasteur is an equal opportunity employer. Junior group leaders are eligible to apply within eight years of receiving their PhD at the time of submission. Women are eligible to apply as junior group leaders up to 10 years after receiving their PhD if they have one child and up to 12 years after their PhD if they have two or more children.

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