University of Bonn (Uni Bonn)

Professorship in Psychiatric Genomics and Epigenomics (W2)

Faculty of Medicine of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Bonn, Germany

The Medical Faculty of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn is offering a permanent position for a

Professorship in Psychiatric Genomics and Epigenomics (W2)

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will represent the field of Genomics and Epigenomics in teaching, research, and patient care at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Prerequisites for employment are a habilitation or an equivalent scientific qualification according to Paragraph 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine Westphalia; experience in student teaching; and recognition as a medical specialist in psychiatry and / or medical genetics, or an equivalent level of educational achievement.

The candidate should be recognized internationally as a specialist in the molecular genomics and / or epigenomics of psychiatric disorders. Corresponding publications and the acquisition of third-party funding are assumed. A convincing concept for the translation of genetic findings into the clinical management of psychiatric patients and their families is expected (e.g., in the form of a multidisciplinary genetic counseling clinic for psychiatric patients and their families). Proficiency in German is required.

The professorship is intended to strengthen the faculty’s research foci of neuroscience and genetics & epidemiology. Another important area of scientific collaboration will be with the research focus immunology & infectious disease, since immune-related genes are implicated in many psychiatric disorders. Close cooperation with the Institute of Human Genetics is expected. The Institute of Human Genetics will provide all necessary laboratory space.

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and has a dual career service. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and to particularly facilitate their careers. Therefore, the University of Bonn strongly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications will be handled in accordance with the State Gender Equality Act (“Landesgleichstellungsgesetz”). Applications from qualified individuals with a certified severe disability and from those of equal status are particularly welcome.

Qualified applicants are requested to forward the usual supporting documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, certificates, list of publications) in German and English, as well as a completed application form by July 12th, 2019 to the Prof. Dr. med. Nicolas Wernert, Dean of the Medical Faculty, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25, Building 33, 53127 Bonn, Germany.

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Professorship in Psychiatric Genomics and Epigenomics (W2)