Head of electron microscopy facility - Institut Pasteur,Paris




INSTITUT PASTEUR in Paris is one of the leading institutes worldwide in fundamental biology and biomedical research. It is home to more than 120 research groups with scientists from over 70 countries. Research at INSTITUT PASTEUR focuses on the areas of Infection Biology, Immunology, Developmental biology, Neurosciences, Microbiology and Structural Biology.


INSTITUT PASTEUR maintains the Plate-forme de Microscopie Ultrastructurale (PFMU1; Ultrastructural microscopy core facility). The PFMU is a dynamic technological facility, located in the brand new Francois Jacob building2 on the INSTITUT PASTEUR campus, downtown Paris.  PFMU performs advanced electron microscopy research in life sciences, is equipped with 5 newly purchased TEMs (120kv & 200kv) and SEM instruments equipped for high-resolution 2D/3D morphological ultra-structural studies, including CLEM, FIB, cryoEM and STEM modalities. The PFMU team comprises more than ten full-time permanently funded personnel with backgrounds in cell biology and host-pathogen paradigms, and with expertise in biological sample preparation at room temperature as well as cryo-sample preparation.  


We have an opening for a




The responsibilities will include empowering the facility in providing state of the art scientific services, both by developing new technologies in the ultrastructural imaging field, and by rendering solid services supporting the needs of the Institute and its collaborators. The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry or Engineering with proven track record of publishing scientific and/or technological development work, of successful grant writing, and an already established international reputation in the field of ultrastructural studies by electron microscopy. In addition, the ideal candidate must demonstrate managerial skills to lead a fairly large team.


This is a full-time position permanently funded by INSTITUT PASTEUR, in one of the most attractive cities in Europe. We offer a dynamic working environment in an international and multidisciplinary world renowned Institute. Scientific language is English. We are an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.


Application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments and experience. Applications need to be submitted by May 15, 2014 to Professor Alain Israel (alain.israel@pasteur.fr).


For further information, please contact Danielle Senlecques (dsenlecq@pasteur.fr) (confidentiality is assured)





Updated on 24/04/2014