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.
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.
The Institut Pasteur, based in Paris, is a French internationally recognized public benefit organization with three core missions: research, public health and teaching. It has a strong legacy of groundbreaking discoveries and ambitious vision in infectious disease research. The Institut Pasteur hosts 15 microbiological observatories for communicable diseases acting as National Reference Centers (CNRs). These CNRs support national health authorities in the areas of diagnosis, microbiological and epidemiological surveillance. Seven of these expert laboratories in bacteriology and virology are also World Health Organization Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs). The Institut Pasteur is at the center of an international network of 32 institutes located on every continent worldwide and hosting also National Reference Laboratories. A new platform specifically devoted to enhancing the capacity of microbial identification and characterization (MALDI-TOF, NGS) is currently implemented on the campus.
In this framework, Institut Pasteur launches an international call for outstanding candidates specialized in microbiology (virologists, bacteriologists) who wish to develop innovative research and expertise activity in the context of these CNRs. Major areas that we want to strengthen are vector-borne diseases (viral and bacterial), vaccine-preventable diseases (whooping cough, diphtheria, papillomaviruses), anaerobes, antimicrobial drug resistance.
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in microbiology, with research interests focused on microbial evolution, pathophysiology of infectious diseases, impact of anti-infective drugs/vaccines, and a strong interest in epidemiology and public health. Preference will be given to pharmacists, physicians or veterinarians. Candidates should be in the starting or consolidating period of their scientific career following post-doctoral training, or currently involved in clinical microbiology. The applicant will develop research activities in relation with the expertise and missions of the reference center and the research unit associated with it.