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Group Leaders (f/m/d)

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Göttingen (Stadt), Niedersachsen (DE)
salary according to TV-L
Closing date
Jul 24, 2021

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Group Leader/Principal Investigator
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The European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen (ENI-G) Germany announces positions for

Group Leaders (f/m/d)

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

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great de­velopment potential. lts 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. Topics range from molecular and cellular physiology, neuronal circuit analysis, imaging (at all scales), to computational and cognitive neuroscience. Current work at the ENI-G focuses on physiology, sensory processing and plasticity in multiple systems, from invertebrates to humans to computational models. Research that complements these already established topics at 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 hause. 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 Seif 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, it‘s 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 PhD. 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 at­leader. lnterested 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.

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center. lts 7,400 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching facilities. UMG is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination.

The University Medical Center Göttingen takes flexible account of the individual design of working hours at the workplace. lt is interested in implementing the wishes of its em­ployees as far as possible. lf you are interested in this job and have specific questions about working hours, please contact us.

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We the­refore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by August 18th, 2021:

University Medical Center Göttingen

European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen

Christiane Becker

Administration Manager

Grisebachstr. 5

37077 Göttingen

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



Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.

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