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Group Leaders in Neurosciences (m/f/d)

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Göttingen (Stadt), Niedersachsen (DE)
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Health Sciences, Healthcare, Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
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Group Leader/Principal Investigator
Organization Type

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

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Group Leaders in Neurosciences (m/f/d)

initially for five years, 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.

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 house. Unparalleled opportunities for scientific collaboration and interaction exist within the Göttingen Research Campus, including the University of Göttingen and its Medical School, two Max Planck Institutes (Multidisciplinary Sciences and Self Organization), the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the German Primate Center and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. We work closely with the Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells" (,the recently established CRC1528 (, 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.


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. 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. Relevant research training and outstanding research reflected by high-impact publications are a prerequisite for consideration. 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.

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 April 15th, 2023:


University Medical Center Göttingen

European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen

Christiane Becker

Administration Manager

Grisebachstr. 5

37077 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551/39-61300




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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