Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg)

Independent Group Leader in Epithelial Biology

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Marburg, Germany

The Medical Faculty invites applications from outstanding researchers in the field of epithelial cell biology for the position of an

Independent Group Leader

The position is initially offered for a period of 4 years, with the possibility of an extension in case of a positive evaluation. The starting date is as soon as possible. Salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H up to E 15 (100 %)).

This call is explicitly aimed at researchers (m/f/d) in the early stages of their scientific career. The successful candidate will be an innovative scientist who will establish an internationally recognized research program in mammalian epithelial cell biology. This research program should address significant unsolved questions related to e. g. development, homeostasis, regeneration or cancer of mammalian epithelial tissues. The candidate is expected to apply cutting-edge technologies (e.g. organoid cultures, biomechanics, advanced imaging, single-cell analyses, genetic model systems), and to further strengthen and actively participate in the cell and tumor biology program of the Medical Faculty with its current and planned collaborative research centers.

The research group will be based at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Medical Faculty. The research of this institute focuses on intercellular communication and signal transduction pathways of epithelial cells, including epithelial stem cells, both in homeostasis as well as during regeneration and in cancer. The institute is located at the Biochemical-Pharmacological Center (BPC) and collaborates intensely with the Center of Tumor Biology and Immunology (ZTI), the University Clinic Giessen-Marburg (UKGM), the Faculty of Biology, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim.

A highly attractive funding package covering costs for personnel and consumables, well-equipped laboratory space, as well as access to core facilities will be provided.

The limitation of the contract complies to § 2 (1) S. 1 WissZeitVG.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree with an excellent scientific record.

For inquiries, please contact the Director of the Institute of Pharmacology, Prof. Dr. Thomas Worzfeld via

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.

Please send your application, including a CV, motivation letter, research concept, publication list and contact details of three references, mentioning registration number fb20-0120-wmz-2020 as a single PDF file by mail to before 24.07.2020.

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Independent Group Leader in Epithelial Biology