Institut Pasteur / Emplois, stage et post doc / Appel d'offre Chair in Integrative Biology of Infection
Call for Candidates to a chair in Integrative Biology of Infection
The Institut Pasteur announces an international call for a Chair of “Infection Systems Biology" on its Paris campus. The position is open for an outstanding candidate who wishes to develop a cutting-edge research program on microbial pathogenesis (caused by virus, bacteria, fungi or protozoan parasites) with a strong focus/interest on systems-level proteomic approaches on any aspect of infection biology.
The chair holder will join the Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) program called, "Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases" (IBEID: http://www.pasteur.fr/labex/ibeid) and will benefit from the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment provided by the Institut Pasteur in Paris and by the LabEx.
The Chair will also benefit from the technical and scientific expertise of the Institut Pasteur proteomics core facility. He/she will have access to state-of-the-art equipment in mass spectrometry (last generation orbitraps equipped with ETD, MALDI-TOF/TOF, triple quadrupole) and separation techniques (nanoLC, UPLC, 2D gel electrophoresis) allowing high throughput data to be obtained. The platform has been completely renovated and is now part of a research unit in structural mass spectrometry and proteomics, with which interactions will be facilitated.
The candidate should have a PhD and/or MD degree, relevant experience as an independent investigator and a demonstrated track record of high productivity.
The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview in May-June 2013, and decisions will be announced by October 2013.
General conditions and applications. The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair of Infection Systems Biology for a period of 8 years and will create an Infection Systems Biology research unit. The budget (up to 3,200,000€ over 8 years) includes a tenured salary for the Chair (if necessary), 3 three-year postdoctoral positions, a technician, half-time secretarial assistance, basic laboratory equipment, a substantial contribution to running costs and essential large 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 (25, rue du Dr. Roux, 75724 Paris, France; email@example.com).
The Application shall comprise the following (in order) in a single pdf file:
1. A brief introductory letter (candidates are encouraged to contact the IBEID coordinators, Pascale Cossart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Philippe Sansonetti (email@example.com))
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 to 10 pages with 1.5 spacing) and how it would fit in the defined topic.
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 opinions should not be requested.