Photo du bâtiment du CIMI

Centre
of Immunology
and Microbial 
Infections

The Centre for Immunology and Microbial Infections (Cimi) is a mixed research unit created in 2014. It is affiliated to Sorbonne University, Inserm and CNRS. The Cimi is located on the campus of Sorbonne University’s Faculty of Medicine at the Pitié-Salpêtrière site in Paris.

The location encourages a strong dynamic and interactions between the research teams and the hospital services. Approximately 150 people work at the Cimi, including researchers, teachers, technical personnel and research support staff.

The research conducted at the Cimi explores  how the immune system functions and host-pathogen interactions, but also aims to develop immune-based therapeutic strategies and new ways to fight infectious diseases.

Topics: immunology, inflammation, immuno-oncology, microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, antibiotic resistance, vaccinology.

Call for
applications
for the position of Director of CIMI

The Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (Cimi) invites applications for the position of Director for the next five-year term (HCERES Wave D 2025-2029).

The Cimi is a mixed research unit created in 2014 and affiliated with Sorbonne University, Inserm and CNRS.

The Cimi is located on the campus of the Faculty of Medicine of Sorbonne University on the Pitié-Salpêtrière site in Paris. This location creates a strong dynamic of exchanges between research teams and hospital services.

The research conducted at the Cimi explores the functions of the immune system and host-pathogen interactions, and aims to develop new therapeutic strategies in the field of immunology, infectious diseases and cancer.

The Center is currently composed of 12 research teams and brings together approximately 180 people, including researchers, teacher-researchers and technical and research support staff. Reflecting the strong links with the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, some of the teams are directed by hospital researchers. The Cimi benefits from a rich scientific environment and access to various advanced technological platforms.

Candidates must hold a research position at Inserm or CNRS or teacher-researcher. The future director will have to lead an ambitious scientific project for the Cimi, both nationally and internationally.

His/her mission will take effect on January 1, 2025. He/she will have to determine the policy of the center and decide, in agreement with the Management Committee, on the use of financial and human resources granted by the supervisors. He/she will be responsible for developing, in conjunction with the research teams, the project of the Cimi for the next five years, for evaluation by the HCERES and by the tutelles.

Experience in managing a research structure will be an important asset, as well as a solid knowledge of the French and international research ecosystem. He/she will have to carry out his/her research at the Cimi and will be able to relocate his/her research team on the site with adapted spaces and means. An installation assistance will be provided.

The application including a letter of intent and a complete CV should be sent to the current Director of the Unit, Dr. Christophe Combadière and to the General Secretary, Mrs. Odile de Lépine before July 15, 2022. The candidates will be invited to present their vision and their project to the Cimi Management Committee.

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