International Call for Applications Leader of 4-year research group within the Institut Pasteur in Côte d'Ivoire


Leader of a group working on biomarkers

of chronic hepatitis and primary liver cancer

Institut Pasteur in Côte d'Ivoire


International Call for Applications

Leader of 4-year research group within the

Institut Pasteur in Côte d'Ivoire



Closing date for applications: 30 September 2016



The candidate will be appointed head of a research group for 4 years and will receive start-up funding that includes his/her own salary and potentially that of engineers, technicians and doctoral students, as well as basic laboratory equipment and an operating budget. The candidate should subsequently obtain fresh funding to maintain his/her group on the longer term.




Chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and primary liver cancer (mostly hepatocellular carcinomas), related to chronic Hepatitis B and C infections or other etiological factors, represent a major public health problem in African countries at large and in Côte d'Ivoire in particular. Biomarkers that might reliably indicate the stage and predict the evolution of the liver disease would be of major value for the implementation of the most appropriate and efficient measures for patients' management.


The Institut Pasteur in Côte d’Ivoire is a national institute whose missions include public health activities, teaching and research. It is part of the Institut Pasteur International Network that includes 33 institutes worldwide.


Criteria for the selection of the applicant


- Doctoral degree (PhD, MD) with an international post-doctoral experience.

- Solid expertise in cellular and molecular biology.

- Publications in recognized international journals demonstrating scientific experience.

- Quality of the proposed research program, which should be ambitious but achievable within the time frame and budget allotted.

- Capacity to obtain funding for research projects.


Other non-compulsory criteria that would represent an added value are:

- Scientific experience in the proposed field (biomarkers and/or liver diseases)

- Experience in and/or a degree from a West African country.

- Practice in clinical research and/or oncology.




- June 2016: launch of the Call for Applications

- 30 September 2016: closing date for applications

- November 2016: decision of the Steering Committee




- Applications are exclusively online:




Eliane Coëffier

Updated on 09/06/2016