Scientists specialized in Microbiology

The Institut Pasteur, based in Paris, is a French internationally recognized public benefit organization with three core missions: research, public health and teaching. It has a strong legacy of groundbreaking discoveries and ambitious vision in infectious disease research. The Institut Pasteur hosts 15 microbiological observatories for communicable diseases acting as National Reference Centers (CNRs). These CNRs support national health authorities in the areas of diagnosis, microbiological and epidemiological surveillance. Seven of these expert laboratories in bacteriology and virology are also World Health Organization Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs). The Institut Pasteur is at the center of an international network of 32 institutes located on every continent worldwide and hosting also National Reference Laboratories. A new platform specifically devoted to enhancing the capacity of microbial identification and characterization (MALDI-TOF, NGS) is currently implemented on the campus.


In this framework, Institut Pasteur launches an international call for outstanding candidates specialized in microbiology (virologists, bacteriologists) who wish to develop innovative research and expertise activity in the context of these CNRs. Major areas that we want to strengthen are vector-borne diseases (viral and bacterial), vaccine-preventable diseases (whooping cough, diphtheria, papillomaviruses), anaerobes, antimicrobial drug resistance.


Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in microbiology, with research interests focused on microbial evolution, pathophysiology of infectious diseases, impact of anti-infective drugs/vaccines, and a strong interest in epidemiology and public health. Preference will be given to pharmacists, physicians or veterinarians. Candidates should be in the starting or consolidating period of their scientific career following post-doctoral training, or currently involved in clinical microbiology. The applicant will develop research activities in relation with the expertise and missions of the reference center and the research unit associated with it.


Candidates should send their formal applications by E-mail to


Deadline: October 1st 2014


The Application shall comprise the following (in order) in a single pdf file:

  1. A brief motivation letter
  2. A Curriculum Vitae and a full publication list.
  3. A description of past and present research/clinical/microbiological activities (up to 5 pages with 1.5 spacing).
  4. A summary of their research interests (maximum 2 pages)
  5. The names of 3 scientists from whom letters of recommendation can be sought, together with the names of scientists with a potential conflict of interest from whom evaluations should not be requested.
Updated on 22/07/2014