Research Fellow opportunity at CRI in Paris

Dusan Misevic

Dear all,

I'd like to share with you an interesting and for our community quite
relevant Research Fellow opportunity. I hope you can spread the word to
colleagues who may be interested, and of course, consider applying
yourself. Main info is in the rest of the email, full details at, and first round of applications are due on 31.
August 2017.

Here at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris, we
are just embarking on a new adventure to extend its research efforts by
creating a "Collaboratory" at the crossroads of life, learning, and
digital sciences. We are developing an open, collaborative research
program to tackle the world's health and education challenges, focusing on
the following broad topics, amenable to bridge foundational research and
societal impact:

(i) Open health - from data-rich research to development of frugal
software and hardware solutions.
(ii) Open learning - from understanding learning to human-machine
(iii) Open synthetic and systems biology - from foundational understanding
of living systems to open biotech and open pharma solutions.
(iv) Open transitions - from tracing past major transitions to
understanding and shaping current digital transition.
(iv) Open phronesis - tackling ethical challenges of our time.

The Collaboratory will host short (3-6 months), long (1-3 years) and core
(5 years) research fellows alongside with their affiliated postdocs and
PhD students. They will be accompanied by associate faculty members from
France and abroad that will take part in the selection and mentoring the
incoming fellows and students. Anyone capable of carrying an autonomous
research project, from young graduates to established researchers
(including sabbaticals) is eligible to apply to become a CRI Research
Fellow. We expect a gradual recruitment build-up to reach a 60-70 strong
cohort within our dedicated building at the historical heart of Paris (the
Marais) that will open its doors within a year. This 6500m2 building will
include state-of-the-art wet lab space, makerspace, pedagogic facilities
and studio apartments for young researchers.

The 1st fellows calls are now open (deadline: Aug 31st) and will be
renewed biannually.
They can be accessed here

Further, feel free to share this information with any collaborators who
you think may be interested in pursuing their projects within the above
broad topics and would thrive in the CRI environment. We are also putting
together an exhaustive list of labs that would potentially be interested
in interacting with the incoming fellows (that will have financial support
for such collaborations). If you wish to be included in this list, please
fill this simple form, stating your name, link to your lab page and
several keywords describing your research interests.

Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information and questions.




Dusan Misevic
Assistant Director for Research

Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI)
INSERM, Paris Descartes University


What is the CRI ?

The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) experiments and
spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing
collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences.

The CRI was founded in 2005 by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner.

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation has been an essential and key
supporting partner since the CRI was created.

The CRI develops educational programs together with the Sorbonne Paris
Cité University (Paris Descartes University and Paris Diderot
University). A wide range of partners accompany the CRI including the
European fund, "Les Programmes d'Investissements d'Avenir" and town
council of Paris.

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