New groups

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse

(CBI-Toulouse, France) is seeking

a Group Leader in Neuroscience and/or Animal Behaviour


Application deadline: May 14, 2024

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse launches its annual call for the recruitment of group leaders, with, this year, a special attention to neuroscience and animal behaviour.

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI) regroups five research departments in the Biological Sciences at the University of Toulouse and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). It is located in Toulouse, southwest France, on the main Campus of the Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier, which offers a multidisciplinary education in the fields of science, health, engineering, and technology, representing one of the most important scientific research clusters in France. Since 2020, CBI benefits from a new building on the campus, in line with its expansion policy.

The CBI currently includes over 400 scientists in 46 internationally recognized research groups, conducting research in fundamental aspects of the structure and function of complex biological systems. Research at CBI spans all scales from individual molecules to the whole organism and animal groups. It is multidisciplinary, covering a wide range of research fields from molecular genetics and epigenetics to cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, animal behaviour, as well as computational and systems biology, applied mathematics and theorical physics. The Research Centre on Animal Cognition (CRCA) is one of the three research Departments of the CBI, and an internationally renowned research centre covering a wide range of topics from neuroscience to animal behaviour.

In order to reinforce its research endeavors in an inspiring and collaborative environment, the CBI is currently seeking new talented group leaders in neuroscience and/or animal behaviour.

All basic research projects in the CRCA research fields, such as experience-dependent plasticity of neural circuits and/or behaviour, mechanisms underlying cognitive processes, mechanisms of individual or collective behaviour, behavioural ecology, are welcome.

Download the call here

Tentative calendar

June: Preselection of candidates

Early-Mid July: Visit of the CBI, seminar and interview (in person) of preselected candidates by the selection committee and outcome of the selection process.

From September: Applications to funding schemes, grants and (if needed) CNRS tenured position



As the institution responsible for organising the selection procedure, the Centre for Integrative Biology (CBI Toulouse) ensures that applicants’ personal data are processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (1).

The purpose of the processing operation is to collect data identifying all the applicants for a position at the CBI and to select one of those applicants.

 The data in question are:

— personal data which make it possible to identify the applicants (surname, first name, date of birth, sex, nationality);

— information supplied by the applicants to facilitate the practical organisation of the procedure (postal address, email address, telephone number);

— information supplied by the applicants to make it possible to assess whether they meet the admission conditions laid down in the notice of vacancy (nationality; languages; applicants’ qualifications and the year they were awarded, type of diploma/degree, name of awarding institution, professional experience);

 The processing begins on the date of receipt of the application. Applications are filed and stored in archives for 2 years.

All candidates may exercise their right of access and rectification of personal data. Reasoned requests should be sent by e-mail to


Université Paul Sabatier
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