Essen: 4 Postdocs (m/f/d)

University Hospital: 4 Postdocs (m/f/d) in Neurosciene and related fields (1165)

The University Hospital Essen offers first class medical services in the Ruhr metropolis. Every year, 225.000 patients are treated in 26 clinics, 23 institutes and specialized centers. The over 6.000 employees offer medical care with state-of-the art diagnostics and therapies, which meet highest international standards. Patient care is connected with basic and translational research at an internationally competitive level.

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) are among Germany’s leading research universities. They draw their strength from both the diversity and the proximity of natural sciences, humanities, and engineering disciplines on coherent campuses. These highly dynamic settings enable researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The Center for Translational Neuro- and Behavioural Sciences at the University Hospital Essen in close collaboration with the RUB and the Mercur excellence funding initiative is seeking for

4 Postdocs in Neurosciene and related fields (m/f/d)

(pay grade: 13 TV-L / 100% - temporary employment)

starting on the 1st of April 2022 at the earliest.

The pay grade classification depends on the personal and collective legal pre-requisites. The employment is initially for a limited period. In accordance with the laws regarding scientific fixed- term contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) or the Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz the duration of the contract depends on the personal requirements. An extension might be possible according to the approval of research funding and the maximum employment duration as given by laws regarding scientific fixed-term contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).

Duties and responsibilities:

Details of the research program as well as further procedural details are outlined on the website:

Your profile:

Applicants should have an excellent PhD in a research topic related to neuroscience, psychology or philosophy of mind and should already have published in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. You have ideally already about 2 years of research experience and want to continue your career in an inspiring environment that fosters interdisciplinary approaches. The postdoc positions offer a focus on research only (no teaching or administration). It is expected that the successful candidate will submit a grant proposal to establish her/his own research group (e.g. ERC starting grant, Emmy Noether Research Grant, Sofia Kovalevskaja-Award, etc.) during the postdoctoral period. Candidate selection will be based on whether submission of such a proposal is a realistic goal in addition to usual measures of scientific excellence.

The University Hospital Essen is an equal opportunity employer. Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. The participation in secondary employment depends on the „Hochschulnebentätigkeitsverordnung“ of North-Rhine Westphalia. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification. The position is also available as parttime employment.

Our university offers attractive academic career track options and family friendly conditions

Deadline of application is January 30th, 2022. Applications must include CV, research statement, cerificates and records, list of publications and talks, and names of 2 referees. Furthermore, the best two publications (published or accepted) should be attached. The research statement should outline the idea for your stay as well as a research proposal plan for a competitive peer-reviewed grant during your postdoc period in maximally 3 pages (excluding references). Please explicitly describe the connection to one or more of the THINK@RUHR research questions outlined on the website.

Please send your application with reference to tender number 1165 preferably via email to:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel
Klinik für Neurologie
Universitätsklinikum Essen
Hufelandstraße 55
D-45147 Essen
E-mail: sarah.reusing(at)

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