Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health

Position offer: Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health

Institut Pasteur – Center for Global Health



Since its founding more than 125 years ago, the Institut Pasteur has always strived to apply research to public health and to share its knowledge and expertise with the international community. Institut Pasteur, a leader in the study of infectious disease and public health, conducts innovative research on major global health challenges, such as HIV, malaria, dengue, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, encephalitis, malnutrition, cancer and metabolic disorders. Today, building on the strengths of an extraordinary International Network of 32 institutes spread over the 5 continents, it goes one step further with the creation of the Pasteur Center for Global Health Research and Education.

The Pasteur Center for Global Health (CGH) aims to gather scientists and students in an ambitious international center to improve the health of populations worldwide. The CGH responds to the increasing need for synergy and multidisciplinary collaboration between the scientists from Institut Pasteur Paris, Institut Pasteur International Network, and external partners. In order to favor research projects on major global health challenges, the CGH will support international research projects to understand, treat and prevent the diseases which have a strong impact on global health. The CGH also aims to develop training and academic programs in order to equip the next generation of researchers, policy makers and health workers.

Consequently, to further develop the Center for Global Health, Institut Pasteur Paris is hiring a Deputy Director.


Position description and primary responsibilities

This position offers a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the development and the implementation of the CGH. The Deputy Director will participate in the definition of the scientific strategy of the CGH and in the building of partnerships both within and outside the Institut Pasteur International Network. He/She will coordinate the interventions of the CGH in research and education and will be actively involved in the visibility of the CGH.  Under the CGH Director’s responsibility, he/she will work in close coordination with the Institut Pasteur General Director, the Division International General Secretary, and the Institut Pasteur International Network Scientific Director.


Definition and promotion of the scientific strategy of the CGH:

  • Contribute to the definition and promotion of the CGH strategy within the Institut Pasteur community.
  • Enhance sustainable scientific animation among the Institut Pasteur community.
  • Advise the Institut Pasteur General Director and Director of the CGH on areas of science of interest to Pasteur community. 


Coordination of research and training activities of the CGH:


  • Develop multidisciplinary and international collaborations to implement research projects among the Institut Pasteur International Network - including Institut Pasteur Paris - and with other research partners.
  • Coordinate the training activities of the CGH and promote the training of pre- and post-doctoral fellows in research institutes throughout the world among the Institut Pasteur International Network and external partners. Participate in the development of new curricula and tools for capacity-building.


Visibility, fundraising and partnerships:

  • Be actively involved in fundraising by identifying potential sources of funding (institutional donors, philanthropic foundations, private sector, etc.), coordinating project proposals formulation, representing the CGH in meetings, conferences, congresses, etc.
  • Build academic and research partnerships with universities, national health authorities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO).


Profile and primary skills required



Post graduate degree (PhD, DrPH) in a field related to public health, with strong experience in research.  MD would be a plus.


Skills and experience

  • Minimum 10 years in research and/or academic coordination in an international context: experience in running a research institute or an international organization office in resource-limited countries would be a plus
  • Significant experience in scientific animation: experience as scientific director would be an asset
  • The candidates should have demonstrated experience and success in developing and implementing research programs and partnerships, especially in low- and middle-income countries
  • Experience in research on infectious diseases, microbiology, epidemiology and/or public health
  • Significant experience in team management and multicultural work environments
  • Knowledge of institutional and private donors requirements
  • Knowledge of existing international research and academic networks related to global health
  • Knowledge of current scientific, societal, and political issues related to infectious diseases and more generally speaking to global health
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Diplomacy and excellent social skills



Fluency in English (oral and written) is necessary; fluency in French would be an asset.   



The CGH seeks candidates who have a strong commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to maintain the Institut Pasteur research efforts at the forefront of science and education. The ability to provide leadership in developing strategies both at short- and long-term is necessary.



Based in Paris with frequent international duty travels.


How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications (CV and motivation letter) to

Updated on 16/06/2014