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Independent Junior Research Group Leaders (m/f/d) in the fields of Parenchymal/Vascular Lung Disease and Lung Cancer
The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), is currently establishing the Institute for Lung Health (ILH) and invites
applications for two Independent Junior Research Groups as of now.
Two Independent Junior Research Group Leaders in the fields of
Parenchymal/Vascular Lung Disease and Lung Cancer
Reference number: 691/11 (field of Parenchymal/Vascular Lung Disease)
Reference number: 692/11 (field of Lung Cancer)
The positions are offered with the earliest possible starting date for a period of six years. The salary of the positions are determined by payment group E14 according to the collective
labor agreement of the State of Hessen (TV-H).
The successful candidates will establish and lead her/his own research group associated with the respective professorship (see 2. and 3.). Topics include parenchymal/vascular
remodeling and regeneration in chronic lung disease and tumor microenvironmental factors in the development of lung cancer.
The future incumbents are also responsible for the scientific projects in the above-mentioned areas. In addition, the future jobholders are expected to hold scientific lectures and they
are responsible for publishing research results at seminars and in prominent scientific journals.
Applicants are required to have an excellent academic degree in natural sciences or medicine as well as a doctoral degree with excellent grades.
An extensive experience in the field of parenchymal and vascular remodeling processes and their regeneration in chronic lung diseases or in the field of biomedical research in the
development of lung cancer is expected.
The ILH is a unique and novel institute supported by federal and state funding, operated under the umbrella of the DZL with its Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center
(UGMLC) site and located at the JLU. A new research building harboring this institute will be constructed at the Biomedical Research Campus of the JLU, hosting the Biomedical
Research Center Seltersberg building, the Excellence Cluster Cardio Pulmonary Institute building, and the Center for Infection and Genomics of the Lung building. In this vibrant
environment of internationally renowned basic and translational lung research, the ILH will focus on the parenchymal/vascular compartment in lung physiology and disease, with
"Resilience, Remodeling, Repair and Regeneration (R4)" as joint topics.
JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of
increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from
disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.
Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) including a full CV, a publication list, proposal for a cutting-edge research program to be integrated into the conceptual
frame of the new institute and documentation of teaching experience to: The President of the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58,
35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting the above-mentioned reference number. Applications must be received by January 24th, 2020 at the latest.
Applicants are encouraged additionally to fill in one of the forms listed under
http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/fb11/dekanat/dekanat/ref1 (Bewerbungsbogen - application form).
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at
http://www.inst.uni-giessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt-englisch.pdf. Please only submit
copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed. In addition, please send
your documentation in digital form, if possible.