Professorship in Pathophysiology (W3) : Germany

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Professorship in Pathophysiology (W3) : Germany

Our Knowledge for Your Health – The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has more than 50 clinics, institutes and departments making it the only facility of its kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. For our
more than 7000 employees, healthcare, research and teaching are intrinsically linked.
 
The University Medical Center and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have established the interdisciplinary Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN / http://www.ftn.uni-mainz.de). Under the auspices of this research focus on translational neurosciences, new facilities for experimental research and a Human Neuroimaging Center with a state-of-the-art 3T-high-field MRI for clinical research will be established. This research focus aims to interlink all activities in neuroscience both in biomedical and clinical research. The central research activities of the Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN) concentrate on the development and maintenance of brain network homoeostasis, the importance of these mechanisms for mental health, and the challenges of this homeostasis through the immune
system.
 
The FTN is part of a supra-regional structure, the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn2 / http://www.rmn2.de), that coordinates neurosciences in the Mainz/Frankfurt region. New collaborative research networks funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) have been established: CRC 1080: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural
Homeostasis; CRC /TR 128: Effector versus Regulatory Mechanisms in Multiple Sclerosis; RG 926: Physiology und Pathophysiology of the Endocannabinoid System; RG 1341: Barrel Cortex Function; RTG 1044: Developmental and disease-induced Modifications in the Nervous System. Further initiatives are actively being pursued.
 
In support of its long-term endeavors, the FTN seeks to fill the following professorship position:
 
Professorship in Pathophysiology (W3)
 
The position is associated with a Directorship of the Institute for Pathophysiology at the Biomedical Research Center of the University Medical Center.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in the field of molecular and cellular
physiology/pathophysiology, will establish an independent research program in molecular biology and cell physiology and will represent the field of Physiology in teaching.
 
General Conditions:
 
The W3-professorship is a permanent position. Appointments of service will be under the auspices of private law to the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
 
A completed doctoral degree and an aptitude for teaching are expected. In addition, teaching experience, a concrete pre-clinical teaching concept, experience as academic supervisor to scientific staff, an excellent publication track
record, attainment of competitive auxiliary funding, and a readiness to engage in cooperations within and outside of the FTN are expected. The remaining conditions for employment are contained in § 49 of the Hochschulgesetz Rhineland-
Palatinate.
 
The State of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University Medical Center strongly advocate the intensive supervision of its students, and therefore expect a full commitment from its teaching staff.
 
The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz strives to increase the ratio of women in scientific leadership positions, and thus encourages applications from women to apply for this position.
 
Severely disabled persons will be given first consideration, provided that relevant qualification criteria are met.
 
Please submit your application along with the fill-out form on research and teaching, which is available for download online (http://www.um-mainz.de/rfl/ueber-uns/aktuellestermine/stellenausschreibungen.html) or at the Bureau for Research and Teaching. Applications are to be submitted to the following address with the usual documents (CV; transcripts, certificates), including proof of all prior teaching appointments, receipts of auxiliary funding, and publications
by 07 24, 2014.
 
Professor Ulrich Förstermann, Chief Scientific Officer of the University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg
University Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55131 Mainz, Germany.
Telefon: ++49- (0)6131/17-9693; email: bewerbung@um-mainz.de http://www.um-mainz.de