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

Simone Cardoso de Oliveira via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by simone.cardoso from brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de)
Wed Jun 5 09:28:50 EST 2013

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 

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 
positions from brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de, 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
simone.cardoso from brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de 
<mailto:simone.cardoso from brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de>

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