Institut Curie (https://institut-curie.org) is constituted of a hospital group and a world-class multidisciplinary research center combining research in cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. It includes over 3,300 researchers, physicians, clinicians, technicians and administrative staff working on three sites: Paris, Orsay and Saint-Cloud. The institute facilities include an advanced imaging platform with a wide variety of top-of-the line microscopes from super-resolution to cell and small animal live imaging. Other facilities include a small molecule collection platform, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, reverse phase protein array, proteomics and mass spectrometry, antibody technologies and protein purification, nano-SIMS, cytometry, and animal housing (https://science.institut-curie.org/platforms/). In addition, the hospital proximity allows access to large clinical databases and sample collections.

Institut Curie will recruit a Junior Group Leader in the fields of Immunology and/or Immunotherapy. Research programs focused on both basic science and/or translational approaches are welcomed. Relevance to cancer will be positively considered.

The successful applicant will join the U932 INSERM “Immunity and Cancer ” Unit (https://u932.curie.fr/en). It currently includes 7 senior and 2 junior research teams. All have broad interests in the fields of innate and adaptive immunology, from the most fundamental aspects of immune cell biology and biophysics, to mechanistic aspects of immune responses in animal models, and to translational and clinical immunology in the context of infection and cancer. A joint appointment with the Curie hospital can be envisioned, where the recently created “Cancer Immunotherapy Center” facilitates discovery transfer from the bench to the bedside.

The newly recruited group leader will benefit from the highly competitive scientific environment of the unit, the LabEx DCBIOL and the institute, and from state-of-the-art research equipment and platforms. Laboratory space for 6-7 people will be available as well as a starting package. The successful candidate should meet the criteria to compete for national and international funding, and for French institutional research positions (University, INSERM or CNRS).

Send full CV, motivation letter, 3-4 pages research plan and three reference letters (with contacts of references) to elodie.mieville@curie.fr For information please contact: Sebastian Amigorena (sebastian.amigorena@curie.fr) and/or Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil (anamaria.lennon@curie.fr).

Deadline for applications: January 31, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled at mid-February 2021.

Institut Curie is an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and is dedicated to the highest standards of research integrity.