The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
The mission of the Industrial Partnership team is to detect, promote, assist and protect the inventive activities from research (inventions, know-how and biological materials) conducted at the Institut Pasteur (and in some Institutes of its international network), and transfer there to industrial and/or institutional partners, in order to serve the patient needs and for the benefit of the society, as well as to contribute to sustainability of the Institut Pasteur’s resources.
With international courses, PhD and postdoctoral traineeship, each institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) contributes to the transmission of knowledge with the training of young researchers all around the world. In this context, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, study and traineeship fellowships are available to scientists. Alongside training, dynamism and attractiveness of RIIP will result in the creation of 4-year group for the young researchers.
Description: A 24 month postdoctoral position is available starting 2014 to join a research program within the Department of Virology of the Pasteur Institute, Paris
Project outline: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a widespread pathogen and one of the most important environmental risk factors in human cancer epidemiology. Although current antiviral treatments control HBV infection and improve liver functions, they are unable to clear the viral DNA called cccDNA (for covalently closed circular DNA) that persists in the nucleus of infected cells and serves as a template for HBV transcription. The project will focus on the study of cccDNA transcriptional regulation, chromatin struture and nuclear localization. Part of these involve collaboration with other laboratories.
The Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to fundamental research in human biology and microbiology through basic science, education, and public health activities. The Paris campus, which houses ~2600 scientists, is recognized worldwide as a leader in infectious disease research and is ranked as a top level institution in the field of microbiology. Institut Pasteur has developed a world-class technological center and facilities which closely collaborate with the researchers.
Candidate requirements: Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Biological Sciences since less than 2 years. in the domain of molecular and cellular biology is essential. Candidates should have communication and organization skills and work . French language is not required.
To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and a C.V (including a list of publications as well as names and contact information of up to 3 academic references) to christine Neuveut (firstname.lastname@example.org).