Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH), Uni Tübingen

HIH Junior Research Group

Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH), Uni Tübingen

Tübingen, Germany

The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) is one of the largest centers for clinical and disease-oriented brain research in Germany. The Hertie Institute strives to conduct neuroscientific research at the highest level of excellence and to translate its results into novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic diseases. During the 17 years of its existence, the institute has grown to more than 390 employees and is home to 32 research groups. Located in Tübingen, the Hertie Institute builds on a long tradition in neuroscience. Together with its partners at the University of Tübingen, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and the local Max Planck Institutes, the Hertie Institute is part of the successful and vibrant TübingenNeuroCampus.

In order to pursue its mission, the institute wants to strengthen some of the most dynamic and promising areas of clinical brain research: personalized molecuar treatments and systems-based neuromodulation using innovative neurotechnologies and data science approaches. We are therefore seeking young and highly motivated scientists who wish to pursue a career in clinical neuroscience and contribute to the strategic goals of the HIH. Interested candidates should have an excellent track record in basic or translational research and a strong interest in neuroscience.

All groups at the Hertie Institute share full access to cutting-edge scientific infrastructure, state-of-the-art molecular, cellular and imaging equipment and access to well-characterized patient cohorts.

Start-up packages, salaries and consumables are provided commensurate to the career stage of the candidates, who are expected to obtain substantial external co-funding (e.g. ERC starting grants or Emmy Noether grants). Junior Research Group leaders are given early independence and have attractive career prospects (funding for up to 7 years, support and flexibility in the family phase, mentoring and special courses on leadership skills at the University of Tübingen, which is one of Germany’s excellent universities. In addition, opportunities to gain teaching experience and acquire the necessary qualifications for a higher academic career are provided.

Applicants should have postdoctoral experience (up to six years) and the ability to lead a research group. Excellent female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research activities (not to exceed 5 pages), and two letters of reference, and should be addressed to Prof. Thomas Gasser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research:
thomas.gasser@uni-tuebingen.de.

Deadline for applications is October 15, 2019
December 06, 2019: Final selection conference in Tübingen

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