The call is open to outstanding specialists of either single-particle reconstruction or of cellular structural biology and tomography. Institut Pasteur is very well equipped with four state-of-the-art microscopes (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/nanoimaging/) and a second ultrastructural imaging facility
Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to fundamental, interdisciplinary research and to the translation of knowledge for applications in medicine and public health (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/departments/). Located in central Paris, it offers an outstanding and unparalleled research environment with state-of-the-art research laboratories, 20 technology platforms (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/center/c2rt/), and a large bioinformatics and biostatistics support hub (https://c3bi.pasteur.fr/hub/).
Successful applicants will be integrated into the cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment offered within the Department of Structural Biology and Chemistry. Further information can be found at: https://research.pasteur.fr/en/department/structural-biology-chemistry/.
Candidates need to have an excellent track record in integrated or cellular structural biology, with projects aimed at solving important biological problems by means of cryo-EM integrated in a multi-disciplinary approach. Candidates with strong expertise in image processing for Single Particle Analysis, Tomographic reconstruction and Sub-tomographic averaging are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to interact strongly with scientists both within the Department and from other Departments.
Depending on their previous experience, successful candidates will be appointed with a tenure track position to head a group of 6 (G5 track) or 8 people (G5+ track), the latter if they have a previous recognized PI experience of at least 2 years. These groups will be created for a period of 5 years and may thereafter compete for a 10-year full research group (U10).
Highly attractive packages to match the experience of the candidate will be provided, including institutional salaries (Principal investigator, technician, post-doctoral fellows), a substantial contribution to running costs and equipment, access to on campus state-of-the-art technology core facilities, as well as support for relocation expenses and administrative issues.
Institut Pasteur values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.
Eligibility: G5 track junior group leaders must be less than 8 years after PhD, while G5+ track group leaders must be less than 12 years after PhD at the time of submission. For the G5 track, women are eligible up to 10 years after their PhD if they have one child and up to 12 years after their PhD if they have two or more children. For the G5+ track, women are eligible up to 14 years after their PhD if they have one child and up to 16 years after their PhD if they have two or more children. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria could nevertheless be considered.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the Director of Technology, Michael Nilges (email@example.com), and the head of the Department of Structural Biology and Chemistry, Paola B. Arimondo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inquiries.
The template for the application can be downloaded at:
Applications should be sent as a single pdf file to CEM_2021@pasteur.fr
The deadline for submission of the applications is November 30th, 2021, 4:00 pm CET. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by January 31st, 2022 and invited to an interview in February/March. Offers will be made in late June 2022.