Get personalized career support

If you are a Master's or PhD student, postdoctoral fellow, engineer or scientist at the Institut Pasteur, the Career Development Service for Scientists offers a personalized career support program to help you develop your career plan, in a fair and inclusive working environment for all.


As you pursue your academic goals, you develop experience, knowledge and skills that are required in a variety of professions, opening the door to a wide range of career opportunities in both academia and the private sector.

Career support program

The career support program is based around individual sessions with a careers advisor and group workshops on specific topics, so that you can:

  • Clarify your interests, values, strengths, skills and challenges;
  • Build a career plan in line with your ambitions;
  • Develop your professional network;
  • Prepare your profile (CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile);
  • Receive guidance to prepare for job interviews and academic recruitment processes.

The Career Development Service for Scientists is a European Commission-accredited Career Development Center. It is an active member of Euraxess, which works to improve researcher mobility in Europe.

Reviews of the career support program:

Careers events

All year round, the Career Development Service for Scientists organizes a range of careers events to give all Master's and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, engineers and scientists the opportunity to develop their network, boost their employability and discover new opportunities.

The events focus on a variety of topics:

  • Opportunities to meet professionals from different fields in academia and the private sector and to learn about professions, fields of work and possible career pathways, in France and abroad;
  • Events to help you prepare for academic recruitment processes (CNRS, Inserm, Institut Pasteur, etc.).

Key figures – annual averages:








Postdoc Office

There are nearly 480 postdoctoral fellows on the Institut Pasteur campus.

To guide them in their personal and professional development, the Institut Pasteur has a dedicated office to help them settle in on campus, support them in their training and encourage well-being in the workplace.

The Postdoc Office works closely with representatives of postdoctoral fellows to help develop a postdoctoral community and meet their needs as effectively as possible.

Are you interested in a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institut Pasteur? Click here

Would you like to contact the Postdoc Office? Click here

Improving working conditions for scientists

The Career Development Service for Scientists assists the Institut Pasteur as it seeks to develop a diverse, fair and inclusive environment and to improve working conditions for scientists on an ongoing basis. Two policies have been adopted to this end:

To find out more about the Institut Pasteur's commitments in terms of diversity, equality and inclusion, click here.


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