Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Professorship (W2) (5 years/tenure track) of Neuroendocrinology of Systems Metabolism combined with the lead of a Research Group Astrocyte Biology with focus on non-neuronal cells in the control of metabolism

Faculty of Medicine of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Helmholtz Zentrum München

Munich, Germany

The Faculty of Medicine of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health invite applications for a

Professorship (W2) (5 years/tenure track) of Neuroendocrinology of Systems Metabolism

combined with the lead of a

Research Group Astrocyte Biology with focus on non-neuronal cells in the control of metabolism at Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health

commencing as soon as possible.

The professorship covers the discipline in every aspect of research and academic teaching.

Focus of the professorship is the exploration of pathogenic mechanisms that occur in the brain and contribute to the development of metabolic diseases. The professorship will provide an important bridge between Helmholtz Zentrum München with its focus on basic metabolism research with the leading clinical research activities at the University Hospital of LMU Munich. Long-term goal is the development of new and more efficient therapeutic and preventive strategies against obesity.

Active involvement in current or future joint research projects is expected, in particular, the strengthening of cooperations in diabetes research between LMU Munich and the Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health.

The professorship is affiliated to the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Department of Medicine IV, University Hospital of LMU Munich. Lead of the Research Group Astrocyte Biology with focus on non-neuronal cells and brain control of metabolism at Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health is part of the professorship. The professorship does not comprise clinical duties.

LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München seek to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourage early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career. Several years of experience heading a research team are expected.

The future holder of this position will be appointed to LMU Munich as a university professor (pay grade W2) under the terms of a private-law contract and will be granted leave of absence in order to be employed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München as head of the Research Group Astrocyte Biology.

The initial appointment will be for five years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München make a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München are equal opportunity employers. They continue to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourage applications from female candidates. LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München intend to enhance the diversity of their faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, list of publications, list of teaching activities, list of external funding as well as the application form for positions as professor (see http://www.med.uni-muenchen.de) to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bavariaring 19, 80336 Munich, Germany as well as solely in electronic form to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Tschöp, Scientific director of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Postfach 11029, 85758 Neuherberg, email: appointments-hmgu@helmholtz-muenchen.de no later than 28.11.2019.

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Professorship (W2) (5 years/tenure track) of Neuroendocrinology of Systems Metabolism combined with the lead of a Research Group Astrocyte Biology with focus on non-neuronal cells in the control of metabolism