Scientific Director in Biology and Health

Scientific Director in Biology and Health

CEA - French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

Grenoble, France


As part of the BGE research unit, the Biomics team comprises 40 people, including 18 scientists with permanent positions (CEA, Inserm, CNRS or UGA). The laboratory studies pancreatic and skin pathologies. The team has acquired expertise in the development of cell and tissue culture systems (organoids, organoids-on-a-chip), based on microfluidic systems in collaboration with LETI at CEA-Grenoble.

These pathological organoids are used in fundamental and/or clinical research. By using patient cells, these systems could eventually become tools for personalized, predictive or regenerative medicine. Also, the team is highly skilled in functional genomics, particularly in the development of large-scale siRNA-based screens.

To coordinate and lead this team, CEA is recruiting a high-level scientific director who will bring cutting-edge expertise and know-how in biology, bioengineering and biomedical sciences. The person recruited will tackle ambitious scientific questions and implement innovative projects, building close collaborative links with clinicians, biologists and biotechnology engineers. He/She will provide or obtain substantial funding for the projects from national and international funding bodies. She/he will benefit from an environment made up of top-level researchers, engineers and technicians. He/she will also be responsible for supporting the career development of laboratory members, and for leading the team's researchers towards scientific and managerial responsibility, by imagining new scientific projects and obtaining dedicated funding.

The person recruited will have very strong expertise in research and scientific innovation, attested by scientific publications in high-impact journals. He/she will actively direct his/her research towards the clinic and biomedical innovation, pursue interactions between Biomics and CEA-LETI on the implementation of micro-fluidic systems for the maturation and study of physiological biological systems.

She/he will have an internationally recognized scientific network and an excellent scientific, ethical and human reputation.

She will lead and present the Biomics team's project for the next HCERES evaluation (2025/2026), with a view to renewing the structure in the next five-year period (starting 01/01/2027).

The position is open to recruitment by the CEA. As BGE unit is under the supervision of other various institution bodies (Inserm, CNRS or UGA) the position may also be filled by welcoming a researcher from another research organization.

Candidate profile


  • PhD, Habilitation to direct research.


  • Molecular biology, cell biology;
  • Bioengineering, microfluidics;
  • Genomics;
  • Fluent English.


  • Experience as a project leader, scientific manager, team leader or laboratory manager.

Personal skills:

  • Rigour, scientific ethics;
  • Scientific creativity;
  • Management of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Scientific writing;
  • Scientific communication for experts or a wider public.

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