Independent Junior Research Group Leader in the field of Lung Cancer

Justus Liebig University Giessen

Giessen, Germany

The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), is currently establishing the Institute for Lung Health (ILH) and invites applications for a

Independent Junior Research Group Leader
in the field of Lung Cancer

The position is offered with the earliest possible starting date for a period of six years. The salary of the position is determined by payment group E14 according to the collective labor agreement of the State of Hessen (TV-H).

The successful candidate will establish and lead her/his own research group associated with the respective professorship (see “W3 Professorship for Aberrant Remodeling and Regeneration in Chronic Lung Disease” and “W2 Professorship (with W3 tenure track) for Lung Microenvironmental Niche in Cancerogenesis”). Topics include parenchymal/vascular remodeling and regeneration in chronic lung disease and tumor microenvironmental factors in the development of lung cancer.
The future incumbent is also responsible for the scientific projects in the above-mentioned areas. In addition, the future jobholder is expected to hold scientific lectures and she/he is responsible for publishing research results at seminars and in prominent scientific journals.

Applicants are required to have an excellent academic degree in natural sciences or medicine as well as a doctoral degree with excellent grades.
An extensive experience in the field of parenchymal and vascular remodeling processes and their regeneration in chronic lung diseases or in the field of biomedical research in the development of lung cancer is expected.

The ILH is a unique and novel institute supported by federal and state funding, operated under the umbrella of the DZL with its Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (UGMLC) site and located at the JLU. A new research building harboring this institute will be constructed at the Biomedical Research Campus of the JLU, hosting the Biomedical Research Center Seltersberg building, the Excellence Cluster Cardio Pulmonary Institute building, and the Center for Infection and Genomics of the Lung building. In this vibrant environment of internationally renowned basic and translational lung research, the ILH will focus on the parenchymal/vascular compartment in lung physiology and disease, with “Resilience, Remodeling, Repair and Regeneration (R4)” as joint topics.

JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) including a full CV, a publication list, proposal for a cutting-edge research program to be integrated into the conceptual frame of the new institute and documentation of teaching experience to: The President of the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 692/11. Applications must be received by January 24th, 2020 at the latest.
Applicants are encouraged additionally to fill in one of the forms listed under (Bewerbungsbogen – application form).
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at Please only submit copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed. In addition, please send your documentation in digital form, if possible.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.