The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena is a federal and state government-funded research institute and member of the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.). FLI’ s internationally visible and highly competitive research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of
aging and associated age-related diseases. Scientists from over 40 countries are currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new approaches in medicine as a way to improve the health of the elderly (www.leibniz-fli.de).
We invite applications for Junior Group Leaders (m/f/d)
The Junior Group Leader program of the FLI offers highly competitive funding and start-up packages at international levels. Junior groups are funded for 5 + 4 years.
Our newly established research area “Functional Microbiota-Host Interactions during Aging'' invites applications for independent junior group leader positions in a range of fields, including metabolism/metabolomics, molecular genetics, epigenetics or computational biology.
Diversity and inclusion is a priority at the Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) at all levels, including faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
Scientists within the research focus “Functional Microbiota-Host Interactions during Aging'' participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within the FLI, and enjoy access to state-of-art research core facilities including imaging, proteomics, bioinformatics, genomics, and availability of a range of model organisms, including nematode worms, zebrafish, killifish and mice. The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) provides extensive administrative support to the Junior Group Leaders.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related fields and have conducted successful postdoctoral research. We seek outstanding scientists interested
in developing a research program that explores molecular, biochemical or genetic aspects of host-microbiome interactions in the context of biology of aging. We also encourage applicants with a background in microbiology, biophysics, or bioinformatics.
Please apply online through the FLI application portal and provide a cover letter, your CV, a 2-page research statement and the names and contacts of 3 referees.