The Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC) is seeking to recruit junior and mid-career Group leaders to develop independent research programs in the fields of Virology and of Cell Biology

I2BC ( is a leading research institute exploring the molecular and cellular bases of biological processes. The Institute located south of Paris within the Universite Paris‐Saclay campus benefits from an exceptional interdisciplinary scientific environment, including leading private and academic research centres, engineering schools and the French national synchrotron facility Soleil.

I2BC is composed of ~60 teams organized in five departments, bringing together ~600 staff members and students working on different aspects of biology of the cell combining multidisciplinary approaches. I2BC benefits from state-of-the-art technological platforms (, including NGS sequencing, proteomics, cytometry, live and super‐resolution photon microscopy, cellular electron microscopy, cryo‐electron microscopy, spectroscopy and crystallography.

Candidates shall develop independent and high-quality fundamental research programs in the Virology or Cell Biology departments.

Applications to the Department of Virology ( cover the broad themes of structural and cell biology of virus infection. Research on virus entry, host-cell takeover, viral-induced cell compartmentalization, and cell intrinsic antiviral defenses are particularly encouraged.

Applications to the Cell Biology Department ( are welcome on any aspect of cell biology, in particular in the biogenesis, organization, function and communication of cell structures and compartments, as well as their involvement in pathology or response to stress and infection. To address these questions, the diversity of model systems is a strength of the department.

Applications shall be submitted by email to before April 15, 2021. Applicants shall include a cover letter detailling their motivations to join I2BC, a C.V., a 2‐page summary of research achievements, a 4‐page research project, and contact details for three referees. Selection will be performed in two stages: shortlisting in May 2021 and interviews before the end of July 2021. The successful candidates should meet the criteria to compete for national and international funding, and for French institutional research positions (University, CNRS, CEA or INSERM). Appropriate laboratory space and a start-up package will be available. Further details are described in the dedicated web page (

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