Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Group Leader Position in Vascular Biology

Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU) - Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research invites applications for a

Group Leader Position in Vascular Biology

The call is embedded in an ambitious recruitment effort aimed at complementing interdiscplinary research in the Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The position will be located at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research ( The position initially is for 5 years, but can be extended subject to positive evaluation (5+2+2).

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in immunology, inflammation, angiogenesis, and the blood-brain barrier. Expertise in tissue engineering, organoids, microfluidics, single cell technology (including scRNAseq) and/or computational biology will be a plus, but outstanding candidates working in all areas of Vascular Biology are welcome.

Prerequisites for this position are a doctoral degree (preferably within the last 2 to 6 years). The successful candidate is expected to have an excellent record of innovative research and academic performance as well as high potential for establishing a rigorous and independent research program. Substantial international research exposure is a plus. Applications of women are explicitly encouraged.

The position is equipped with an attractive package of laboratory space, personnel and equipment, and offers direct access to animal facilities and technological platforms in the new Center for Stroke and Dementia research building, which hosts the ISD and the Munich site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).

The ISD and the SyNergy cluster ( strive to provide newly appointed research group leaders with various types of support. The appointment is made at the Hospital of the University of Munich (KUM). The KUM is an equal opportunity employer. The KUM and the University continue to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. The KUM and the University intend to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae together with a short statement of research interests and motivation, as well as a list of publications and third-party grants, and letters of recommendation received as a single file, pdf format, maximum size 10 MB, via e-mail to: Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), Hospital of the University of Munich, Prof. Martin Dichgans, Feodor-Lynen-Str. 17, 81377 Munich, Germany, email:


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Group Leader Position in Vascular Biology