4-year Research Group within the Pasteur Network

To encourage the development of ambitious research programmes, and to strengthen scientific leadership skills of promising researchers across the Pasteur Network, the Institut Pasteur will support the creation of 4-year Research Groups (G4) in Pasteur Network institutes.

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2020 call for application for 4-year Research groups

Deadline: March 31st, 2021

 

WHAT IS A 4-YEAR RESEARCH GROUP (G4)?

A G4 is a newly independent structure created for 4 years, within institutes of the Pasteur Network (with exception of the Institut Pasteur in Paris) in order to develop or strengthen key research areas of the host institution and to participate in the development of this network by reinforcing research through collaboration and training. The aim is that after the 4 years, a sustainable new research area is initiated at the host institution and goes on through a permanent structure.

A G4 will be composed by a PI, selected through an international call, and scientific staff, including Masters, PhD students, interns and/or postdoctoral researchers.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A G4 PI POSITION?

The G4 applicant is an early to mid-career post-doctoral scientist, wishing to establish a research group as an independent researcher. He/she must have identified the host institute within the Pasteur Network with the appropriate research environment conducive for his/her scientific ambitions and career development.

THE ROLE OF THE HOST INSTITUTE

The host institute should support the G4 PI to develop into independent researchers and future scientific leaders in their field. Mentorship in groups management by the host intsitution should be provided. It is expected that successful candidates will be offered a permanent position at the end of the G4.

THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUT PASTEUR

The Institut Pasteur will support the career development of the G4 PI through four (4) annual payments of up to €100,000, payable at the beginning of each financial year. This fellowship can finance salaries up to 50% of its total annual amount.

An agreement will define the starting date of the G4, which will be agreed with each successful applicant and stipulate any scientific and ethical standards and requirements.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Eligibility

  • Holding a PhD

  • 5 to 8 years of post-doctoral research experience

  • Submission prepared in conjunction with their host institution

  • be held at one host institute belonging to the Pasteur Network with the exception of the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

  • Any nationality.

  • The candidate cannot already have a permanent position in the hosting institute.

Selection criteria

  • Quality of his/her research

  • Capacity to finance his/her projects

  • Collaborations and any plans to develop strategic local and regional partnerships

  • Supervising and training

  • Peer recognition

The proposed research project will be evaluated not only on its quality, originality and feasability but also on the added values that it will bring to the host institute and its contribution to the regional/global health priorities.

Thus, the right match between the candidate and the host institute will be pivotal as well as the motivation of the candidate to participate in scientific strenghthning of the Network.
 

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