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Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/d) in "Computational Neurology"
Berliner Institut für Gesundheitsforschung (BIG) - Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is a biomedical research institution focusing on translational research and precision medicine.
BIH uses a systems medicine approach to develop innovative options for prediction, prevention and advanced therapies for progressive
diseases in order to improve patients' health and quality of life. To realize its innovative plans in translational research, BIH builds
on the strengths and expertise of its founding institutions Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular
Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC).NeuroCure is a Cluster of Excellence at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and an interdisciplinary research network in the neurosciences
focusing on neurological and psychiatric disorders with the aim of better understanding disease mechanisms and developing
In order to establish the »BrainLab« module within the NeuroCure Clinical Research Center and therewith to strengthen
translational research in the field of neurosciences in Berlin, BIH and Charité/NeuroCure will jointly establish a
junior research group and invite applications for the following position:
Junior Research Group Leader
in »Computational Neurology«
The planned junior research group is to be established at the direct interface between clinical care of in-patients, acute,
seriously ill patients with the involvement of surgery, emergency room, intensive care unit and imaging on the one hand and basic
science groups using human material and data on the other.
Profile and specifications
As leader of this junior research group it is expected that the successful candidate will establish and conduct independent
research, foster technological development for clinical translation, obtain extramural funding, and actively engage
in collaborative projects within the BIH and NeuroCure frameworks.
The holder of the position should be a clinical scientist who is expected to develop new diagnostic methods and
improved therapies in a clinical environment through the use of multimodal data sets, machine learning models and
prediction methods. A particular focus will be on the data warehouse concept for extraction of clinically relevant
information and patient-oriented research e.g. at the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit in cooperation with the Department of Neurology.
Applicants must have an excellent track record demonstrating the quality and translational relevance of their research
Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine e.g. M.D., Dr. med. (clinician scientist)
Applicants should demonstrate an independent research profile in the field of translational neuroscience
Applicants should have work experience in international as well as interdisciplinary research teams
Applicants should have excellent communication skills and leadership potential
BIH, Charité and Neurocure are committed to excellence through diversity and in particular to increasing the
proportion of women among the scientific staff. Applications from women are explicitly encouraged. Equally
qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.
What we offer
BIH, Charité and NeuroCure offer an international, innovative and highly collaborative research environment with
access to high-end computing clusters and central core facilities with state-of-the-art omics technologies (next generation
sequencing, metabolomics, proteomics) and microscopy. The position, jointly funded by BIH and NeuroCure, provides
a starting package for research with yearly personnel and running costs.
The appointment of the successful candidate is handled according to the BIH tenure option scheme:
Initial appointment is for 5 years with a possible extension for additional 2 years depending on a positive evaluation of the
research group in the 4th year
Based on a scientific evaluation in the 6th year, BIH and its partners will decide on a tenured appointment of the candidate
for an associate professorship (salary group: W2 BBesG) within the Department of Neurology
How to apply?
Applications will be accepted via our online application portal at
Please upload your full application in English by 29.01.2020 (12.00 pm CET). Short-listed candidates should be prepared to attend
the symposium for the position, during which they will have the opportunity to present their achievements and research plans to
a selection committee. For detailed information on the application and selection process please visit:
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Matthias Endres at email@example.com
Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Dr. Albrecht Blümel at firstname.lastname@example.org