Recruitment: Director of the Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble

Recruitment of the future Director of the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS) in Grenoble, France

The Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS) in Grenoble, France, is currently seeking a Director to lead its upcoming national multi-annual plan (HCERES wave A, 2027-2031). We are looking for an individual with a distinguished international reputation in the field of structural biology who possesses outstanding leadership and management skills. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage the Institute's state-of-the-art facilities to develop their own research activity.

Situated on the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) campus in Grenoble adjacent to three international scientific institutes (ESRF, ILL and EMBL), the IBS is a joint unit of the CEA, CNRS, and Université Grenoble Alpes. As a renowned player in integrated structural biology, the institute fulfils multiple roles, functioning as a research centre, technical platform, user facility, and scientific training site. Our commitment lies in pushing the boundaries of structural biology research, a pivotal field for deciphering fundamental biological processes.

The incoming Director will be tasked with crafting and executing a comprehensive forward-thinking strategy aimed at strengthening the IBS's global standing and fostering its future growth. We seek an individual with a strong background in research and personnel management, adept at decision-making, and possessing a nuanced understanding of the French academic research landscape, its organization, and operational dynamics. Proficiency in both French and English is essential.


First selection phase:

Applicants should send a 1-2-page letter of intent and a short curriculum vitae no later than 26/03/2024 to:

Applications received at this stage will be treated confidentially by the IBS Director search committee.

Second selection phase:

Candidates shortlisted in the first phase will be invited to send a proposal detailing their leadership project for the IBS (5 pages maximum), a description of their research activities (3 pages maximum), and a list of publications to: no later than 31/05/2024.



Dr. Malene R. Jensen | CNRS Research Director

Institut de Biologie Structurale

71, avenue des Martyrs | CS 10090 | 38044 Grenoble CEDEX 9 | France