The Mediterranean Infection Institute (IHU) in Marseille, headed by the controversial Didier Raoult, has launched a call for applications for the latter’s succession, seeking a profile “with an unfailing reputation”, according to a document sent by the IHU Tuesday.
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The new director general of this university hospital institute, specializing in infectious diseases, will have to take office “between September 30 and December 31, 2022”, specifies the IHU in its call for applications written in English. The ideal candidate should be “an eminent researcher with spectacular success in the field of contagious diseases in general, and in particular in epidemiology, medicine, immunology, microbiology and/or virology”.
The IHU also asks candidates to have “an impeccable reputation for interpersonal and administrative skills” and extensive experience in “leading a large and complex organization such as a research institute or department”.
While the IHU team, 800 people in all, has been shaken by recent scandals, the new director must “be able to unite the teams around a common project”. Candidates have until May 31 to contact Louis Schweitzer, designated to find Didier Raoult’s successor.