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.  


Work in an international environment - Institut Pasteur

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.




Manage your career - Institut Pasteur

 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.

 Broaden your horizons with diverse and varied teams - Institut Pasteur

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 the wide range of ages represented are also a characteristic feature of the Institut Pasteur's identity.

Women currently represent 58.8% of our workforce, and 58% of those recruited in 2021 were women*. Furthermore, we obtained 93% on the professional gender equality index for year of reference (January 1st, 2021 to December 31st 2021).

* figures as of December 31, 2021

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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