The Institut Pasteur (IP) seeks to recruit a junior/mid-career group leader to head its Laboratory “Pathogen Discovery” in anticipation of the retirement of its current head. The laboratory is currently composed of permanent (3 engineers, 1 bioinformatician, and 1 technician) and non-permanent staff scientists (2 post-docs, 2 engineers and students/trainees). The mandate of the new laboratory will be 2 years, possibly 4 years, and at the end of this period it will have to be transformed into a Research Unit after evaluation of its project by the Scientific Council of the Institut Pasteur.
Candidates should have a strong training (PhD) in microbiology, preferably virology. A medical background (MD, DVM, PharmD) with a specialization in infectious diseases would be a strong asset. They must have an interest in Global Health approaches and a keen interest and motivation to develop ambitious projects in pathogen discovery with hospitals and the Pasteur Network. Excellent knowledge of metagenomic tools and the ability to integrate the coordinated development of wet lab and bioinformatic tools are required.
Candidates should have a proven leadership, strong relationship and team building skills with ability to establish internal and external collaborations across disciplines. They should also be able to manage research projects on an international scale and the day-to-day running of a laboratory (personnel, supplies and expenses).