Wednesday, June 5, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Open positions for Junior Group Leaders in "BrainLinks-BrainTools"

The University of Freiburg invites applications for positions as

Junior Research Group Leaders
within the new Cluster of Excellence “BrainLinks-BrainTools”.

BrainLinks-BrainTools offers young scientists a creative and inspiring working environment in the interdisciplinary research area where neurotechnology forms the intersection of neuroscience, microsystems engineering, computer science, robotics, and clinical applications.

Funding is provided until October 2017 and consists of the group leader position, two PhD student positions for up to three years, a start-up package as well as staff support. It is expected that the Junior Research Group Leaders will be raising financial means from third- party funds to enlarge their respective groups.

Candidates should be highly qualified junior scientists, holding a PhD or MD with equivalent qualification, and should have an excellent scientific track record plus at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience in the above-mentioned research areas. Especially welcome but not restricted to these areas are applications from junior scientists applying experimental approaches in animal models or humans to relevant research questions as well as microsystems engineers dealing with questions of energy supply. We expect that the successful candidates will establish synergistic collaborations with groups working in the cluster and that they will actively contribute to the aims of the cluster. The positions will be integrated in the Faculty of Biology, Engineering, or Medicine, depending on the chosen research program.

BrainLinks-BrainTools will offer advanced training in specific areas to actively consolidate the new group, including courses in team management, support on obtaining further funding, mentoring from senior scientists, and intensive interaction with other Junior Research Group Leaders.

The University is seeking to increase the amount of female employees and one of the goals of BrainLinks-BrainTools is to promote women in higher positions. Thus, we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates.

Applications should include a full CV, a list of publications and the contact details of three referees. Additionally, we expect a brief outline of the intended research project (max. three pages), indicating the main research area and impact on BrainLinks-BrainTools' main goals as part of the application. The outline should also refer to possibilities for collaborations within the Cluster of Excellence.

All relevant information about BrainLinks-BrainTools is available at:

Applications should be sent by electronic mail (maximum of three documents and 10 MB size in total) to, where further inquiries can also be directed to. This call for applications will be closed on June 30, 2013.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to submit a full research proposal that will be reviewed by an evaluation board consisting of members of BrainLinks-BrainTools and external experts.


Dr. Simone Cardoso de Oliveira
Scientific Manager for Strategic Development, Networking & Sustainability

Cluster of Excellence
University of Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 79
D-79110 Freiburg

Phone: +49-761-203-67720

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