Recruitment : Management of the University Hospital Institute for Genetic Diseases - IHU Imagine

Institut Imagine is inviting applications for its next Elect Director, with an appointment date of 1 January 2023, and a view to taking over the management of the Institute on 1 January 2025 for a five years term

Published on 10.11.2021

Imagine Institute

Institut Imagine

The Imagine Institute for Genetic Diseases is an outstanding public/private foundation located in the prestigious campus of Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, in Paris, affiliated with the University of Paris, Inserm, and Public Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP).

Imagine is the first European center for research, teaching and care of genetic diseases, with a unique loop model that brings together researchers and doctors around patients in the same place.

Its aims at changing the lives of patients and families affected by genetic diseases, at accelerating research by organising it as close as possible to the patient in order to provide the diagnostic and therapeutic solutions so eagerly awaited by patients and their families.

Labelled as Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) and Institut Carnot, it develops scientific programmes based on continuity between fundamental research, clinical research and innovative care for genetic diseases. It focuses on four major areas: research, innovative care, technology transfer and education. The institute is international: it gathers researchers and fellows from over 38 countries. English is the Institute’s spoken language. The Institute also benefits from the advice of an international scientific advisory board (SAB), chaired by Pr Elizabeth Blackburn.

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Job description

The call is openly advertised worldwide.

Experience and qualities:

  • Be a scientist (PhD or MD-PhD)
  • Have a strong scientific leadership, outstanding achievements, international visibility,
  • Be committed to pursue cutting-edge and translational research in her/his field.

Written and spoken French is not requested.

Missions :

  • Coordinate and optimize general, medical and scientific activities of Institut Imagine
  • Provide professional guidance and support to faculty and principal investigators.

In accordance with French law, the upper-age limit of the appointee at the end of 2022 is 63yrs.

The appointment will be made at a salary and full research package level commensurate with experience and research program.

He/she will be allocated a specific laboratory space and offered opportunities for clinical appointment, if appropriate.

Process of application and recruitment

Reception of applications by the searching committee until March 31st, 2022.

Documents to be provided  :

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV),
  • Your bibliography,
  • A two-page statement explaining your reasons for being interested in this position and specific leadership skills and experience you would bring.
  • Up to three letters of professional reference will be required as the recruitment process progresses.

All information provided by applicants will remain strictly confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized officials of the searching committee.

For more information/questions about the position and/or to submit your application package, email: