As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,540 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence. At the Faculty of Medicine 1,800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3,400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.
The Mildred Scheel School of Oncology (MSSO) is seeking applications for 4
Research Group Leader / Junior Group Leader (f/m/x)
(clinician or medical scientists in the fields of cancer genomics, computational biology, tumor immunology and structure-based drug design)
for full-time, to be employed under a limited-time contract of four years (WissZeitVG, third-party funding), with the opportunity to qualify for a W2 tenure-track program. The 4 JRGs will be equally allocated between the MSSO sites in Cologne and Bonn. (WissZeitVG with third-party funding).
The MSSO Cologne Bonn is a program of excellence excellence together within the cancer centre CIO (Centrum für Integrierte Onkologie) for the promotion of young researchers in translational oncology and funded by the German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe).
The school aims to promote a new generation of translational cancer researchers and offers Clinician and Medical Scientists with exceptional credentials an excellent opportunity to further their academic career in the field of translational oncology. The MSSO Cologne Bonn will focus on cancer genomics, computational biology, tumor immunology and genotype-stratified drug-design. The research groups can be situated at the Medical Faculty or the Faculty for Natural Sciences.
Responsibilities will include:
- Supported by a competitive funding package, including resources for research positions, a budget to realize the project and a start-up package, candidates are expected to conduct an independent and vigorous research program in the areas of cancer genomics, computational biology, tumor immunology and structure-based drug design
- A MSSO Group Leader will direct his/her research program at the interface between basic science and clinical research
- We expect candidates to develop a competitive, independent research program, close collaborations and integration into the clinical research and the scientific community at the sites
- The management of the group, (including successful raising of extramural research funding) includes teaching of undergraduate/graduate as well as supervising other scientists and PhD students and clinician scientists