FBI launches a call for its future Scientific Director!

FBI launches a call for its future Scientific Director!


Starts: November 10, 2023 • Ends: December 31, 2023

FBI opens a call for the recruitment of its next Scientific Director (2024-2028)

(Deadline is 31st of December 2023)

France BioImaging-FBI (laureate of the INBS program of the PIA in 2011) is the National Research Infrastructure in Biological Imaging.  FBI is built on 8 geographical Nodes identified on the basis of strong relationships between R&D labs and imaging Core Facilities. Each Node shows a specialization of a local expertise in methods and biological topics. This crossover between imaging technologies and expertise in scientific topics is a characteristic of the complementarity between FBI Nodes. A 9th Transversal Node gathers FBI strengths and resources in Image Analysis and DATA management. The Operating Coordination is done under the umbrella of the UAR 3426.

Our motto is “Innovation-Training-Access”

(i) Invent and disseminate new imaging technologies
(ii) Training users and facility staff on existing and new technologies
(iii) Make them accessible to as many people as possible.

 Role of the Scientific Director of FBI

-He/She is the Strategic Manager of the Infrastructure

He/She leads the National Coordination (NC), composed of an adjunct director for international affairs, a manager of internal affairs and a manager of external affairs. The Infrastructure also benefits from several support functions: a communication officer, a business developer and an accounting officer. The NC leads the Executive Committee (EC) to manage the Infrastructure. With the Help of an international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), he/she reports the overall Infrastructure policy and strategy to the Institutional Committee (Steering Committee, SC) which is the “decision maker”.

He/She is responsible for the arbitration of recruitment proposals (in interaction with the other governance bodies), equipment investments (PIA, TGIR, other National and International common actions…) and new service opening, in relation to the development objectives (R&D, service offers…) and the overall infrastructure strategy at national and international levels.

He/She is responsible, with the staff concerned, for the inventory of the different activities/tasks of the infrastructure: links with Europe and International, work with the different committees, web site/communication, training, animation of the “FBI-community”, scientific and financial reports…

He/She is responsible, in interaction with the EC, for managing interactions/collaborations (R&D, service providing, partnerships, technology watch…) with other PIA Research Infrastructures.

Entry into function is planned for the 1st of July 2024.

If you are interested, please send a short CV and a letter of intent (2 pages) indicating your motivation, vision and strategy, at
BEFORE the 31st of December 2023

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