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Cha­rité - Uni­ver­si­täts­me­di­zin Ber­lin - Neuro­Cure

The Char­ité - Uni­versitätsmed­izin Ber­lin is one of the largest uni­versity hos­pit­als in Europe, rep­res­ent­ing a single med­ical fac­ulty that serves both the Hum­boldt-Uni­versität zu Ber­lin and Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin. Clin­ical care, research and teach­ing are delivered by phys­i­cians and research­ers of the highest inter­na­tional stand­ard. The Char­ité extends over four cam­puses, and has close to 100 dif­fer­ent depart­ments and insti­tutes, which form a total of 17 dif­fer­ent Char­ité Cen­ters.

Neuro­Cure is a Cluster of Excel­lence at the Char­ité - Uni­versitätsmed­izin Ber­lin and an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research net­work in the neur­os­ciences focus­ing on neur­o­lo­gical and psy­chi­at­ric dis­orders with the aim of bet­ter under­stand­ing dis­ease mech­an­isms and devel­op­ing new ther­apies.

Junior Research Group Leader in ‚Sub­cel­lu­lar Opto­gen­et­ics’


Working field:

The pos­i­tion is inten­ded for a basic research-ori­ented sci­ent­ist using cut­ting-edge opto­gen­etic meth­ods on a sub­cel­lu­lar level to address physiolo­gical and patho­physiolo­gical mech­an­isms. As leader of this junior research group, it is expec­ted that the suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will estab­lish and con­duct inde­pend­ent research, foster tech­no­lo­gical devel­op­ment, obtain extra­mural fund­ing, and act­ively engage in col­lab­or­at­ive pro­jects within the Char­ité and Neuro­Cure frame­works.

  • Applic­ants must hold a doc­tor­ate (Ph.D. or M.D.) in the life sci­ences, medi­cine or related areas
  • Applic­ants must have an excel­lent track record demon­strat­ing the trans­la­tional rel­ev­ance of their research
  • Applic­ants should have work exper­i­ence in inter­na­tional as well as inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research teams
  • Applic­ants should have excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills and lead­er­ship poten­tial

Char­ité and Neuro­Cure are com­mit­ted to excel­lence through diversity and in par­tic­u­lar to increas­ing the pro­por­tion of women among the sci­entific staff, and provide an inclus­ive and fam­ily-friendly envir­on­ment. Applic­a­tions from women are expli­citly encour­aged. Equally qual­i­fied applic­ants with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be given pref­er­ence.

What we offer:

We offer an inter­na­tional, innov­at­ive and highly col­lab­or­at­ive research envir­on­ment with access to high-end com­put­ing clusters and cent­ral core facil­it­ies with state-of-the-art omics tech­no­lo­gies (next gen­er­a­tion sequen­cing, meta­bolo­m­ics, pro­teo­m­ics) and micro­scopy. The pos­i­tion provides a start­ing pack­age for research with yearly per­son­nel and run­ning costs, and includes ment­or­ing and flex­ible child­care sup­port. The ini­tial appoint­ment is for 5 years with a pos­sible exten­sion.

How to apply:

Please find detailed inform­a­tion about the doc­u­ments required on the Neuro­Cure webpage Applic­a­tions should be sent as one PDF to at the latest by 07.11.2021. Short-lis­ted can­did­ates should be pre­pared to attend the sym­posium for the pos­i­tion, dur­ing which they will have the oppor­tun­ity to present their achieve­ments and research plans to a selec­tion com­mit­tee.

Inquir­ies about the pos­i­tion should be dir­ec­ted to