Junior Research Group Leader (f/m)
The University of Cologne offers a wide range of scientific disciplines and internationally leading profile areas organized in six faculties. At the Faculty of Medicine 1.800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3.400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.
The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) is a multidisciplinary center at the University of Cologne providing a forum that brings together physician scientists with basic researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences to perform competitive basic, disease-oriented research. The mission of the CMMC is to advance the understanding of the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms as a prelude to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many common health problems. For further information, please visit www.cmmc-uni-koeln.de.
The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne invites applications for a full-time
Junior Research Group Leader (f/m) to conduct independent research in molecular medicine in one of the research areas of the CMMC
This appointment, equivalent to a non-tenured W2-professorial position, is available for applicants holding MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree and will be offered for a period of five years with the possibility of an extension for additional three years. Payment and social benefits are in accordance with the regulations of the German salary agreement for public service employees (TV-L).
The position includes funding of a research associate (Post Doc), a PhD student and a technician, soft money for consumables, as well as start-up financing. Significant institutional support, including modern laboratory space and state-of-the-art facilities in addition to career advancing training and mentoring support will be provided by the CMMC.
The CMMC also offers an excellent scientific environment by its close interactions with Collaborative Research Centers and Research Units of the DFG on the Campus, the local Max-Planck Institutes for Biology of Ageing and for Metabolism Research, the Cologne Excellence Cluster CECAD, the Cologne Center for Genomics (CCG) and the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO).
The CMMC seeks to appoint candidates with an innovative biomedical research interest in addition to an excellent track record in research, the capacity to establish and further develop an international research team to develop independent research programs with extramural funding and to complement the existing strengths and the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the CMMC and the institutions at the Cologne Life Science Campus. Motivation to further develop academic teaching experience and qualifications (e.g. support to obtain the Habilitation will be provided) is expected.
The University of Cologne is committed to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching. Applications of women are specifically appreciated. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities.
We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.
The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.
Please address telephone enquiries to Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher at +49 221 478-89536.
Candidates should submit a single PDF including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, description of research experience and a research concept for the next five years and perspectives with specific details on the relevance for establishing a Junior Research Group (4 pages), publication overview, third party funding and the contact addresses of three academic referees.
The applications should be sent only by e-mail to Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than June 30, 2018.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Benzing, CMMC Chair
Prof. Dr. Martin Krönke, CMMC Vice Chair
Prof. Dr. Guenter Schwarz, CMMC Vice Chair