Junior Faculty (G5) Recruitment in Stem Cell Biology
In relation to Developmental and Cell Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Regeneration and Ageing

The Institut Pasteur announces an international call for candidates wishing to establish independent young researcher groups on its Paris, France campus. The recruitments are part of the French Government Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) programme called Revive, recently awarded to the Institut Pasteur on "Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology and Medicine" and candidates will be integrated into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment provided by the Department of Developmental Biology. Candidates specializing in the field of stem cells in the context of developmental and cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, regeneration and ageing are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, candidates must have defended their PhD on or after May 31, 2004 (women with children are eligible up to 10 yrs after their Ph.D). Successful candidates will be appointed as head of a group of up to 6 people for a period of 5 years. The budget (up to 1,500,000€ over 5 years) includes the salary for the group leader, a three-year postdoctoral position, a technician’s position, part-time secretarial assistance, a substantial contribution to running costs and equipment, and access to on-campus facilities including state-of-the-art technology platforms.

Candidates should send their formal applications by E-mail to the Director of Scientific Evaluation, Prof. Alain Israël, at the Institut Pasteur ( The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2012. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in June-August 2012 and recruitment decisions  announced by October 2012. Further information can be found on the web site

The Application should provide the following (in order) in a single pdf file:
1.    A brief introductory letter of motivation, including the name of the proposed group. Candidates are encouraged to contact the coordinator of the Revive programme Shahragim Tajbakhsh (
2.    A Curriculum Vitae and a full publication list.
3.    A description of past and present research activities (up to 5 pages with 1.5 spacing).
4.    The proposed research project (up 10 pages with 1.5 spacing).
5.    The names of 3 scientists from whom letters of recommendation can be sought, together with the names of scientists with a potential conflict of interest from whom evaluations should not be requested.