Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU)

Professorship (W1, tenure track) for RNA Control in the Cardiovascular System at the Cardiopulmonary Institute (CPI)

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Medical Faculty of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position as a civil servant, which is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (BLP-TT), starting at the earliest possible date:

Professorship (W1, tenure track) for RNA Control in the Cardiovascular System at the Cardiopulmonary Institute (CPI)

The initial tenure track appointment as professor is for six years according to § 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG). The invitation to apply aims to reach early-stage researchers, who have finished their doctorate. Candidates should not have obtained their PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt or should have worked as a researcher at an external institution for at least two years after their PhD. The doctorate should not date back to more than four years, in case of a completion of residency not more than seven years. Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W2).

The CPI is a joint research institute of Goethe University Frankfurt, Justus Liebig University Giessen and the Max Planck Society, supported by the German Cluster of Excellence Strategy Programme. The CPI’s aim is to make groundbreaking contributions to cardiopulmonary science with the long-term goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in cardiopulmonary diseases.

The successful candidate is expected to have an excellent track record in RNA biology, e.g. non-coding RNAs, RNA modifications or metabolism. Expertise in cardio/vascular biology is desirable but not a prerequisite. The acquisition of extramural funding is advantageous.

A close interaction with the other groups within the institute is expected. The professorship will be located at the European Cardiovascular Science Center at Goethe University Frankfurt and will have access to all core-facilities within the CPI including next generation sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics, cytometry, microscopy, and small animal imaging.

Prerequisites for the application are a university degree, doctorate, and teaching expertise. The designated salary for the position is based on “W1” of the German university scale or equivalent.

Goethe University is committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourages women to apply. Applications of scientists from abroad are explicitly requested. Severely handicapped applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments and the “BLP-TT”, please see: www.vakante-professuren.uni-frankfurt.de. For details concerning the position contact Prof. S. Dimmeler (dimmeler@em.uni-frankfurt.de)

Qualified researchers are invited to submit their applications according to the guidelines of the Faculty of Medicine at Goethe-University (preferably as a single pdf document) until 15 September 2019 to the Dean of the Medical Faculty, Goethe-University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt a. M., email: Bewerbungen-Professur8@kgu.de. Application documents will not be returned after the procedure has been completed.

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Professorship (W1, tenure track) for RNA Control in the Cardiovascular System at the Cardiopulmonary Institute (CPI)