Biomedical research institute
    You are here: Home / Institute / News / Call for applications:  Director of the Institut Cochin, Paris, France

    Call for applications:  Director of the Institut Cochin, Paris, France

    Deadline: January 31st, 2019

    The Institut Cochin ( is a leading Research Centre in biology, located in central Paris, within the University Hospital Cochin site; it is affiliated to Inserm, Cnrs and Université Paris Descartes. Currently 38 teams, in 3 scientific departments, are actively working in basic as well as translational research domains, in close partnership with on-site clinical departments.

    Metabolic, infectious and inflammatory diseases, reproduction, development and cancer constitute the major research axes in the Institut Cochin. State-of-the-art core facilities (Imaging, histology, flow cytometry, ‘omics’ technologies, creation of murine models, etc..) are a major asset for Research Centre teams, and also provide a support hub to many other public and private research teams. The Institut Cochin has a proactive policy for technology transfer and socio-economic valorisation. In addition, the management board of the Institute is backed by efficient administrative, financial and technical support services, which provide expertise and advice to research teams and core facilities.

    The director will be an internationally recognized scientist. He/she will define an ambitious scientific strategy for the Institut Cochin, both at national and international levels; he/she will play a major management role and will make all decisions, in agreement with the management board of the Institute, regarding expenses based on the financial and human resources the Institut Cochin receives from its associated affiliations.
    Eligible individuals with a permanent position at the Cnrs, Inserm or Université Paris Descartes, or, upon specific administrative agreement, at any other University or Research Establishment are welcome to apply.

    His/her mission will start on the 1st of July 2021, midway through the current 2019-2023 5-year term contract of the Institut Cochin; it will be renewable for the next 5-year term contract. Joining the Institut Cochin prior to the advertised start date could also be considered and would provide an opportunity for a transition period with the present director, Pierre-Olivier Couraud.

    Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation, list of publications, patent applications, clinical and/or teaching experience, awards and grants. They should be be sent to   before January the 31st, 2019.