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Hiring new teams at IBENS in Computational Biology and Plant Sciences

Deadline for application December 31st, 2022

The Institute of Biology of the École Normale Supérieure, IBENS is seeking to recruit new group leaders in Computational Biology and Plant Sciences.
IBENS is a prime Life Sciences research institute located in the heart of Paris. Its overarching goal is to make fundamental contributions to our understanding of the basic mechanisms and principles that underlie biological processes. IBENS is part of the Department of Biology of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), and is affiliated to CNRS and INSERM. It hosts 29 research teams organized into four research axes : Functional Genomics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, and Ecology & Evolution. Research performed at IBENS is highly collaborative and multiscale, and combines experimental and theoretical approaches. Multidisciplinarity is reinforced by local collaborations with other ENS departments as well as with several nearby top research institutions (Curie Institute, Collège de France, ESPCI ParisTech...). As part of ENS and PSL University, IBENS scientists have strong links with higher-education teaching and training both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have access to top-level students.

Applications should include a CV and a summary of scientific achievements (max 2 pages) and proposed research program (max 2 pages). In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the same address. IBENS is committed to a transparent, open and merit-based recruitment policy and actively seeks to achieve gender equality.


Applications and information requests should be sent to
ibens.newresearchgroups chez

Shortlisted applicants will be notified in the first quarter of 2023 and interviews will be conducted shortly after.


Group leader in Computational Biology at IBENS

The Functional Genomics section aims to understand genome expression, organization, evolution and regulation. Projects range from the study of genome evolution, programmed rearrangements and replication to how molecules or bacterial infection modifies gene expression and its translation into cell phenotypes and functions. The IBENS currently hosts several teams in computational biology that develop mathematical and machine learning models as well as bioinformatics tools to perform measurement on, represent or explain biological systems.
We are looking for an outstanding candidate developing an ambitious research program in computational biology with the potential to interact with and complement the existing strengths of IBENS. Junior as well as senior applications will be considered. Applications can span the whole spectrum of computational biology.
IBENS hosts state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced imaging, genomics, and protein production platforms, as well as a high-performance computing cluster, efficient IT support, and several plant and animal housing facilities.
Download pdf "Call for a new team leader in Computational Biology"


Group leader(s) in Plant Sciences at IBENS

We are looking for outstanding candidates developing ambitious research programs in the broad field of plant sciences and that complement the existing strengths of IBENS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates who aim to investigate the mechanisms of signalling, adaptation, diversification, and/or species interactions, using approaches such as biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and computational biology. At least one of the selected teams will develop research benefiting from the in-house facilities for performing molecular genetics on model plants, notably Arabidopsis or other emerging models for evolutionary studies. Programs that can benefit from our ECOTRON facility for ecological research will be appreciated, although not mandatory. We aim to recruit one or two group leaders at junior and/or mid-career levels.
IBENS hosts state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced imaging, genomics, bioinformatics and protein production platforms, as well as several plant and animal house facilities.
Download pdf "Call for a new team leader in Plant Sciences"