Junior Research Group Leader (f/m/x) in Cardio-Oncology

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago

University Hospital Cologne


We are looking for as soon as possible

full-time; initially limited until January 31, 2026 as part of a third-party funded project

Your tasks
The Institute for Experimental Cardiology, Clinic III for Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Germany invites applications for a

Junior Research Group Leader Position (f/m/x)

A detailed description of tasks will follow during the candidate’s interview.

Your Profile
We are seeking exceptional candidates at the rank of junior group leader with a documented expertise in immunological research. An interest in mechanistic research of immune cell function, immune-metabolism, and their consequences for cardiovascular diseases or cancer are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will have a record of originality and productivity in graduate and postdoctoral research as well as clearly formulated plans for an independent and competitive research program including acquisition of third-party funding.

The Junior Research Group will be located in a well-equipped research building offering laboratory and office space with modern infrastructure facilities as well as access to animal facilities.

Qualification requirements include a PhD or MD/Ph.D. degree, appropriate postdoctoral training (no more than 6 years after Ph.D.) and a three-year research plan.

To apply, please provide the following documents:

  • A motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • An academic CV including Google Scholar link
  • A research project proposal (3-4 pages)
  • Names and contact information of two references

Our Offer
Funding covers the positions of the group leader, a postdoctoral scientist, and a part-time technician as well as consumables and instrumentation. The selected candidate can expect a lively scientific environment with internal and external collaborations. The Junior Research Group Leader will work closely with the groups of Prof. H. Winkels, Cardiology Department, and Prof. C. Pallasch, Oncology Department, who have a deep interest in studying immune responses in cardiovascular diseases and cancer, respectively. The Junior Group Leader will develop a new research initiative focusing on immune mechanisms in cardio-oncology, a clinically highly relevant field of research. The successful candidate will gain high visibility in the local and international community and can benefit from outstanding leadership training at the University Hospital Cologne.

Your salary will be based on TV-L.

Your future with us
Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future – the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 59 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 10,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

Your future in detail
The group Prof. Winkels focuses on the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses in cardiovascular disease. We study how immune responses affect inflammatory, but also tissue regenerative pathways in preclinical models of myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, and aortic aneurysm formation.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Holger Winkels
+49 221 478-40897
Application deadline: 05.03.2023

Postal address:
Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00003665
50937 Köln

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Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

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