Why join us?

Joining the Institut Pasteur means becoming part of a team driven by curiosity and dedicated to delivering groundbreaking innovations in the fields of research, medicine and public health. We aim to attract the brightest and best to join our research and support teams so that we can achieve our ambitious targets of excellence and impact.  


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Work in an international environment

The Institut Pasteur is constantly strengthening its long-standing reputation on the international stage. In an era when the research landscape is experiencing fundamental changes, with a new emphasis on global health and "one health", our foundation recognizes the major role the Institut Pasteur International Network can play in driving forward its plans for the future. This network of 33 institutes is spread over 25 countries on every continent. We are stepping up cooperation within the network, and the Paris campus has a key role to play in these efforts. You will be encouraged to work in a multicultural setting and to develop your skills as you pursue your career within a rapidly changing environment.

Dialog between scientists and mobility within the network are strongly encouraged as a means of boosting professional development, enhancing personal appraisal processes and helping to secure funding for research programs.

The scientists that we recruit to permanent positions spend at least three months working at one of the institutes in the International Network during the first two years of their contract.




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 Receive ongoing support to manage your career

At the Institut Pasteur, several initiatives have been set up to offer career guidance to staff. The Human Resources Department is strengthening its role as a provider of services, advice and support to Institut Pasteur staff. It is continuing to optimize its processes and has introduced a range of career management services, including career development reviews and skills assessments.

The Human Resources Department has a specific team dedicated to career development and support for scientists. This team, composed of careers officers with scientific backgrounds, offers scientists one-to-one meetings and personal career guidance as well as organizing events (such as the "Beyond the PhD" round tables for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) to help them develop their career plans.

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Broaden your horizons with diverse and varied teams

The wide range of profiles and talents at the Institut Pasteur is a great asset and one of the foundation's unique features. Our Paris campus has staff members from 75 different countries – a huge advantage given the increasingly global nature of research.

The gender equality among our staff and even representation across the age ranges are an everyday reality for the Institut Pasteur. Women currently represent 58% of our workforce, and 58% of 2021 recruits were women.

The Institut Pasteur achieved a score of 93% on the 2021 French Gender Equality Index.

  • Gender pay gap: 38/40 points
  • Gender gap in individual pay rises: 20/20 points
  • Gender gap in promotion rates: 15/15 points
  • Gender gap in post-maternity pay rises: 15/15 points
  • Gender gap in 10 top earners: 5/10 points

Moreover, as part of its commitment to gender equality in the workplace, in January 2022 the Institut Pasteur adopted a Gender Equality Plan (GEP).

Lastly, Institut Pasteur representation on governing bodies is 36.8% for women and 63.2% for men (i.e., 7 women and 12 men considering all members of the Senior Management Board (CODIR), Executive Board (COMEX) and Scientific Management Board (CODIS) as a whole)*.

Female representation in senior management positions is not calculated here as the Institut Pasteur is not concerned by the provisions of article L 3111-2 of the French Labor Code.

*in response to article 14 of Law 2021-1774 of December 24, 2021 aimed at accelerating economic and professional equality which provides for obligations of gender-balanced representation among senior managers and members of governing bodies of major corporations and transparency on the issue (implementing decree 2022-680 of April 26, 2022).

Pasteurians and Institut Pasteur alumni Network

The Institut Pasteur gathers its community, Pasteurians and Alumni, with an international network aimed at all past and present Institut Pasteur staff from Paris or any of the members of the Pasteur Network.



A campus in the heart of the French capital - Institut Pasteur

A campus in the heart of the French capital






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