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Group Leaders in Neurosciences (f/m/d)

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Science, Life Sciences
Organization Type
Clinical Practice
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The European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen (ENI-G) Germany announces positions for

Group Leaders in Neurosciences (f/m/d)

initially for five years, full-time | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, "City of Science", located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city's attractive network of scientific research facilities.

The ENI-G, a joint initiative between the University Medical Center Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, provides an exceptional environment for excellent young researchers in the neurosciences.

We seek applicants with an outstanding record of research in neuroscience. Topics range from molecular and cellular physiology, neuronal circuit analysis, imaging at all scales, to computational and cognitive neuroscience. Current work at the ENI-G focuses on physiology, sensory processing and plasticity in multiple systems, from invertebrates to humans to computational models. Research that complements these already established topics at ENI-G is also 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. State of the art equipment, including dedicated microscopy infrastructure, animal facilities, a precision workshop, IT and administrative support are available in house. Unparalleled opportunities for scientific collaboration and interaction exist within the Göttingen Campus, among others including the University with its University Medical Center (UMG), two Max Planck Institutes (Multidisciplinary Sciences and Self Organization), the German Primate Center (Leibniz Institute for Primate Research). We work closely with the Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells" (, the recently established CRC1528 (, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, the Göttingen site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases as well as the newly established Heart and Brain Center Göttingen (HBCG) at the University Medical Center.

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 and providing 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.

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 with a Ph.D. received within the last five years. 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. Relevant research training and outstanding research reflected by high-impact publications are a prerequisite for consideration. Details about funding opportunities can be found at 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), and a copy of their PhD degree, preferably in one pdf.

The University Medical Center Göttingen takes flexible account of the individual design of working hours at the workplace. It is interested in implementing the wishes of its employees as far as possible.

If you are interested in this job and have specific questions about working hours, please contact us.

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by 05/12/2024

University Medical Center Göttingen

European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen

Dr. Lisbeth Harder

Scientific Manager

Grisebachstr. 5

37077 Göttingen

Phone: 0551/39-61303



Contact person

Christiane Becker

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

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