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Joint International Call for Applications
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie - Institut Pasteur
Leaders of 4-year research groups within the
Institut Pasteur International Network
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and Institut Pasteur are jointly launching an international call for applications for future leaders of 4-Year Groups (G4) within the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP), following the signing of a partnership agreement on 26 November 2015.
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2016
AUF and Institut Pasteur wish to strengthen their collaborations in the areas of research, training and teaching, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. They are launching a joint international call for applications from young researchers in the life sciences who wish to create a research group within RIIP in these two regions (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal, the Central African Republic, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos and Vietnam).
The young scientist leading the group must propose an innovative and ambitious international research programme in infectious, tropical or neglected diseases.
His/her multidisciplinary project should be of an excellent standard in microbiology, virology, immunology, genetics, epidemiology or entomology, and should involve national and international member universities of AUF in order to strengthen the latter in their research and training roles. This involvement will take the form of training Master’s and Doctoral students hosted by the G4 and/or participating in research conducted by lecturer-researchers from the partner university or universities. Wherever possible, research subjects will be defined in collaboration with the university teams.
A candidate simultaneously recruited as a lecturer-researcher in a partner university, or who has been recruited within the last two years, will be eligible for this competition, provided that, for the 4 years of the project (G4), s/he can be partly relieved of his/her teaching duties to lead the G4; in this event, the university will be paid compensation. In the event that s/he has not been recruited by a university, the G4 leader will have an identified counterpart within the partner university or universities for the joint supervision of master’s and doctoral students and science seminars.
Candidates selected will be appointed head of a research group for 4 years. Successful candidates will receive start-up funding that may include salaries for the head of the group, engineers, technicians and doctoral students, basic laboratory equipment and an operating budget. Candidates will have access to the facilities of the host Institute. It is assumed that the young researcher will obtain fresh funding needed to maintain his/her group for the longer term.
Applications are completed exclusively online before 31 March 2016, on the dedicated platform: http://g4.pasteur-international.org/