Group Leaders

The European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen (ENI-G) Germany announces positions for

Group Leaders in Neuroscience

About us: The ENI-G, a partnership between the University Medical Center Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Society, provides an exceptional environment for excellent young researchers in the neurosciences.

We seek: Applicants with an outstanding record of research in either neuroscience or with excitable cells in general. Possible topics range from molecular and cellular physiology, neuronal circuit analysis, imaging (at all scales), as well as computational and cognitive neuroscience, with emphasis on health and disease. Currently there is a focus of the group leaders of the ENI-G on physiology, sensory processing and systems neuroscience in multiple species, ranging from invertebrates to humans. Research that either complements or goes beyond these already established focal points at the ENI-G is welcome.

We offer: Group leaders a maximal amount of independence while also providing the support necessary to build up a new research program. ENI-G will provide office and laboratory space as well as a generous start-up package. State of the art equipment, including dedicated microscopy infrastructure, animal facilities, a precision workshop, IT and administrative support are available in house. In addition, unparalleled opportunities for scientific collaboration and interaction exist within the Göttingen Research Campus, including the University of Göttingen and its Medical School, three Max Planck Institutes (Biophysical Chemistry, Experimental Medicine, and Dynamics and Self Organization), the German Primate Center and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. We will work closely with the recently established cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells (" as well as the newly starting Heart and Brain Center Göttingen. In addition to the excellent research environment that ENI-G provides, its independent group leaders can benefit from the resources and funding opportunities offered by the Collaborative Research Centers (CRC / SFB) within the Göttingen Neuroscience community. The ENI-G also houses the distinguished graduate program ‘IMPRS Neurosciences’, facilitating interactions with excellent students as well as opportunities for teaching.

You will have an experienced mentor by your side, receive broad administrative support, professional leadership training, and help with relocation and establishing a life in Germany, including visa application, housing, schooling, and day-care. Successful group leaders will have the opportunity to obtain a permanent position after a two step internal and external evaluation.

We look forward to: Applications from outstanding researchers who are enthusiastic about pursuing an independent research program in an environment that supports cutting edge research. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program and should have received a Ph.D. within the past five years. Relevant research training and outstanding research reflected by high-impact publications are a prerequisite for consideration. The applicant is expected to acquire competitive third-party funding, and eligibility for ERC Starting Grant / DFG Emmy Noether level funding (or comparable) is a requirement. Details about funding opportunities can be found here. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and record of publications highlighting their 3-5 most significant publications, as well as a research statement (3-5 pages), preferably in one pdf. Application deadline: 17.3.2019. The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center. Its 7,400 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching facilities. UMG is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination.

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