Independent Group Leader "Clinical Proteomics in Cancer”(m/f/d)

Independent Group Leader "Clinical Proteomics in Cancer”(m/f/d)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI) is a recently founded LOEWE Center where interdisciplinary teams work together to elucidate molecular mechanisms of tumor pathogenesis and therapy response to develop innovative targeted therapies. Research within FCI programs is substantially dependent on central technology platforms to ensure a smooth and reproducible workflow.

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The FCI is looking to recruit an Independent Group Leader to build up the research group “Clinical Proteomics in Cancer”.

The Frankfurt Cancer Institute is recruiting an

Independent Group Leader "Clinical Proteomics in Cancer”(m/f/d)

Activities and responsibilities

The new group will be a key part of the FCI program. It will be integrated in the “Molecular Profiling” platform, one of five platforms that aim at providing a strongly interconnected technology hub for translational cancer research. The lab will be situated at the University Hospital Frankfurt on Goethe University’s Campus Niederrad and will support the expansion of the existing proteomics programs with a focus on translational proteomics research. The major research interests should be centered around mass-spectrometry-based proteomics as well as cancer biology and treatment.

Qualification profile

We seek outstanding individuals with a PhD degree who have a keen interest in translational cancer research and in developing proteomics techniques to study cancer biology and novel treatment approaches. In depth expertise in mass-spectrometry is required. Candidates should have postdoctoral research experience and a track record of proteomics-related publications. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research program.


We offer a strong core support and independence in an excellent scientific environment, including embedment into competitive large-scale research efforts and access to state-of-the-art facilities. The position is limited to four years and can be extended for additional three years after positive evaluation. The offer includes the group leader position and a generous budget for personnel, consumables and equipment.

We offer a competitive salary as well as education and training opportunities. Located in Frankfurt am Main the FCI is situated in an open-minded metropolitan region and offers an international working environment, good access to public transportation and road network and a free public transport job-ticket (in 2019). The Goethe -University also runs a day nursery, the ,,Uni-Strolche‘‘. The legal basis of the contract is based on the regulations of the “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz” in conjunction with the “Hessische Hochschulgesetz”.

Applications: Electronic applications should be submitted by 30.04.2019 as one pdf file (max 20 MB) to including a letter of interest, CV, research profile and concept for the next four years (max. 5 pages), publication list and three references and certificates.

Inquiries:; Department of Medicine 2, Hematology/Oncology, University Hospital Frankfurt

The Goethe University is committed to increase the proportion of female group leaders and therefore particularly encourage women to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. This position is suitable for a full time employment or part-time employment.


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Independent Group Leader "Clinical Proteomics in Cancer”(m/f/d)