Independent Young Investigator Group Leader Position with Tenure Track (m/f)

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Neuherberg near Munich
May 14 2018
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The Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich, Germany, is member of one of the leading research associations in Europe – the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The aim of our research is to proactively detect health risks involving humans and the environment, decoding the mechanisms of pathogenesis and developing concepts for prevention and therapy.

The Institute of Innovative Radiotherapy (iRT) is a central member of the Department of Radiation Sciences (DRS) and is closely linked to the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Key topics are translational radiation research in terms of preclinical models, investigation of novel biomarkers for risk-stratified radiotherapy, implementation of novel study concepts as well as new developments in medical physics. As part of the Institutes’ scientific strategy, several group leader positions will be opened to complement current research and bridge out to new research directions. We are now seeking to fill one of these positions with outstanding individuals.

At the next possible time the IRT is looking for a

Independent Young Investigator Group Leader Position with Tenure Track (m/f) in Molecular Radiation Oncology
2018/0240 Job Description


The future group leaders will establish research programs employing innovative approaches to investigate molecular mechanisms of radiation response in normal and diseased tissue, identify modulators of radiation response in a personalized approach, and contribute to biomarker-driven radiation oncology.
Research directions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Deepen insights into radiation biology and pathophysiology
  • Evaluation of molecular effects of radiation
  • Molecular biology to understand radiation response mechanisms
  • Immunological patterns of radiation response and modification of the immune system by radiation
  • Genetic predisposition and patient-specific determinants of radiation effects
  • Computational approaches in radiation-related risk stratification

Your Qualifications


  • Previous research in the field of molecular biology is expected, research in radiation-related disciplines is not mandatory
  • Excellent PhD and postdoc with outstanding publication record
  • International research experience
  • Record to work in an interactive team and capability of team leadership

Our Offer


  • Working in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating interdisciplinary surrounding
  • Strong link to the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Teaching possibilities within the MSc Radiation Biology program as well as other university-based training programs
  • Further training opportunities
  • Initial short-term employment contract for five years with a standard public service salary (TV EntgO Bund)

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive start-up and running package, and will benefit from access to the new radiation and imaging facilities at the institute in addition to the Helmholtz Zentrum München core facilities. The position is initially limited to five years and includes a tenure track option. Interviews are envisaged for September.

More information about the Institute is available at

The Helmholtz Zentrum München as holder of the Bavarian Advancement of Women Prize and of the Total E-Quality Certificate is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and thus expressly urges qualified women to apply.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application (including a single PDF file containing with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, the names and contact details of three referees, a brief description (2 to 4 pages) of past achievements and a detailed description (max. 5 pages) of future research plans). Please use our online submission system. Deadline 15.07.2018.

For administrative questions please contact Dr. Daniela Schilling, (; for scientific and position-related questions please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephanie E. Combs (stephanie.combs@

Dr. Daniela Schilling
Telefon: 089 4140-9403

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und
Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Innovative Radiotherapy
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg near Munich