Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena / University Hospital Jena / Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knoell Institute (HKI), Jena
The Center for Innovation Competence (ZIK) SEPTOMICS in Jena (www.septomics.de) is a cross-faculty research center, commonly supported by the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, the University Hospital Jena and the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knoell-Institute. The ZIK Septomics is a central partner in infection and sepsis research in Jena and combines applied basic research and clinical research under one roof. The research focuses on the systems biology of systemic infections with the aim of developing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Laboratories in security level S2 and the latest instrumental equipment are available for this in a modern laboratory building. The research environment in Jena enables the translation of experimental results into the clinic as well as their verification in human biomaterials. In addition to the already existing research groups at the ZIK Septomics a new junior research group located at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena will be established and financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
SEPTOMICS together with the BMBF is searching for a
Junior research group leader “Host-Fungal-Interfaces”
(TV-L E14) – Reg.-No. 76/2015
Following an outstanding PhD (Sciences or Medicine) the applicant should have gathered experience in research on human pathogenic fungi and developed an own scientific focus, preferentially including research experience outside Germany. The expertise of the applicant should be documented by excellent publications and the selfcontained acquisition of external funding. It is expected that the applicant establishes and leads an independent research group analyzing the interaction between human pathogenic fungi and the host. For this, innovative model systems and the latest immunological, microbiological and/or cell biological methods should be employed. The cooperation with the other research groups at the ZIK Septomics as well as with further partners in Jena should be an integral part of the new group’s research strategy.
The research group is funded for five years by the BMBF. In addition to the position of the group leader funding covers four scientists and attractive laboratory equipment, consumables and travel expenses. The group must implement a research agenda compatible with the Septomics strategy concept 2.0. Following a positive evaluation the group leader position can be extended by the Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knoell-Institute for at least two years after the initial funding period. The successful research group leader will be integrated in existing research associations and graduate schools in Jena. The group leader will be supported in all administrative matters by the administrative office of the ZIK Septomics.
This will be a full-time position. Remuneration will be based on the framework collective agreement for Federal States (TVL) according to the personal conditions in salary group E14. Septomics and its supporting institutions aim to increase the percentage of women in research and therefore especially encourage female scientists to apply. Handicapped persons with equal aptitude, competence and qualification will be given preference.
Please submit your application indicating the registration number as stated above until 15/08/2015to the ZIK Septomics and to the project management agency commissioned by the BMBF:
ZIK Septomics Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Kurzai Boardspeaker ZIK Septomics Albert-Einstein-Str. 10 07745 Jena E-Mail: email@example.com
Project Management Jülich Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Dr. Christoph Wannek Postfach 61 02 47 10923 Berlin, Germany E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org