Group Leaders (m/f/d)

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Göttingen, Niedersachsen (DE)
salary according to TV-L
September 13 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen (ENI-G) Germany announces position for

Group Leaders (m/f/d)

fixed-term, full-time | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

About us:
The ENI-G, a joint initiative between the University Medical Center Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Society, provides an exceptional environment for excellent young researchers in the neurosciences.

We seek:
Applicants with an outstanding record of research in neuroscience, also including excitable cells in general. Topics range from molecular and cellular physiology, neuronal circuit analysis, imaging (at all scales), to computational and cognitive neuroscience, with emphasis on health and disease. Current work at the ENI-G focuses on physiology, sensory processing and plasticity in multiple species, from invertebrates to humans. Research that complements these already established topics at the ENI-G is also welcome.

We offer:
Group leaders a maximal amount of independence while also providing the support necessary to build up a new research program. ENI-G will provide office and laboratory space as well as a generous start-up. State of the art equipment, including dedicated microscopy infrastructure, animal facilities, a precision workshop, IT and administrative support are available in house. Unparalleled opportunities for scientific collaboration and interaction exist within the Göttingen Research Campus, including the University of Göttingen and its Medical School, three Max Planck Institutes (Biophysical Chemistry, Experimental Medicine and Dynamics and Self Organization), the German Primate Center and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. We will work closely with the recently established Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells (" as well as the newly starting Heart and Brain Center Göttingen.

In addition to the excellent research environment that ENI-G provides, its independent group leaders can benefit from the resources and funding opportunities offered by the Collaborative Research Centers (CRC / SFB) within the Göttingen Neuroscience community. The ENI-G also houses the distinguished graduate program ‘IMPRS Neurosciences’, facilitating interactions with excellent students and providing opportunities for teaching.

You will have an experienced mentor by your side, receive broad administrative support, professional leadership training and help with relocation and establishing a life in Germany, including visa application, housing, schooling and day-care. Successful group leaders will have the opportunity to obtain a permanent position after a two step internal and external evaluation.

We look forward to:
Applications from outstanding researchers who are enthusiastic about pursuing an independent research program in an environment that supports cutting edge research. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program with a Ph.D. received within the last five years. Relevant research training and outstanding research reflected by high-impact publications are a prerequisite for consideration. The applicant is expected to acquire competitive third-party funding and eligibility for ERC Starting Grant / DFG Emmy Noether level funding (or comparable) is a requirement. Details about funding opportunities can be found at Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and record of publications highlighting their 3-5 most significant publications, as well as a research statement (3-5 pages) and a copy of their PhD degree, preferably in one pdf.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by November 10th, 2019:

University Medical Center Göttingen
European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen
Christiane Becker
Administration Manager
Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 (0) 551/39-61300
Fax: +49 (0) 551/39-61399