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. Helmholtz Munich and its Computational Health Center is an emerging European hub for applied health AI. We drive biomedical discovery and build computational solutions that transform the future of medicine.
The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research invites applications for a
Junior Group Leader Position – Data Science for computational genomics, single-cell and spatial omics
The call is embedded in an ambitious recruitment effort aimed at complementing interdisciplinary research in the Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) funded by the German Excellence Strategy. The position will be located at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) and span between the ISD and the Computational Health Center (Fabian Theis, Institute of Computational Biology) at Helmholtz Munich. The position initially is for 5 years, but can be extended subject to positive evaluation.
We are searching for candidates with a background in computational biology, machine learning, and expertise in analyzing single-cell and spatial omics data. A track record in working with scalable frameworks for single cell analysis and expertise in developing and applying methods in computational biology in general will be a plus, but outstanding candidates working in all fields of biomedical data science are encouraged to apply.
Prerequisites for this position include a doctoral degree preferably within the last 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. International research exposure is expected. Applications of women are explicitly encouraged.
The position is embedded in a vibrant research community, will be equipped with an attractive package, and allows graduating students through the Munich School for Data Science (MUDS). The position offers direct access to technology hubs and research teams working in the field of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and neuroimaging (from nano- to macroscale) situated at the Center for Stroke and Dementia research (hosting the ISD and the Munich site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE) as well as at the Computational Health Center Munich. It will be intimately connected to the SyNergy Transcriptomics Hub.
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 LMU University Hospital (LMU Klinikum). LMU Klinikum is an equal opportunity employer. LMU Klinikum and the University continue to be successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourage applications from female candidates. LMU Klinikum and the University intend to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
Submission Deadline: February 18th, 2023. Interviews are planned for March 6th 2023.
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:
LMU University Hospital, Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), Prof. Martin Dichgans, Feodor-Lynen-Str. 17, 81377 Muenchen, Germany, email: email@example.com