Job ID: 97061

Scientist in a shared group leading position – tenure track model

Position: Group Leader

Deadline: 30 November 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2023

City: Reutlingen

Country: Germany

Institution: NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universität Tübingen

Department: Mol Neuro Biol


The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of Pharma and Biotech, Biomedicine and Materials Science, and Material Analysis and Electron Microscopy.

The Molecular Neuroscience team performs research in cooperation with academic, clinical and industrial partners. The group is engaged in the translation of basic research results into industrial application in the field of CNS diseases. Development of novel disease models for drug development comprise an important research focus. To strengthen our team we are looking for a scientist in a shared group leading position (m/f/d) – tenure track model (current holder of the position Prof. Dr. Hansjürgen Volkmer).

Your tasks

  • Scientific, organizational and disciplinary management of the group (Post-Docs, Ph.D. students, technicians) together with the co-group leader
  • Acquisition of research and development projects (publically funded projects as well as industrial projects)
  • Planning and conducting of research and development projects
  • Project management – overview on various projects at the same time in terms of experimental planning, timelines, milestones and reporting and communication with clients, partners and sponsors


  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biotechnology or related disciplines with a strong background in Neuroscience, experience in Neuroimmunology is an advantage
  • Strong record in molecular and cell biology, especially in the field of induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Management skills – we encourage and support the development of management skills
  • Experience to attract public funding research as well as from industrial sponsors
  • Experience in supervising Ph.D. students, Post-Docs and Technicians
  • Strong attitude to strategic development of the group
  • Open minded and highly communicative
  • Interact with external academic and industrial networks as well as with internal partners in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Excellent team spirit, strong presentation and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and German

We offer

  • Working within an exciting multidisciplinary project and a highly innovative research topic
  • Highly motivated, competent and multidisciplinary team with scientific and technical staff
  • Excellent infrastructure and technical equipment
  • An exciting and dynamic working environment in application-oriented research institut
  • Excellent infrastructure and technical laboratory equipment
  • In-house bistro with fresh food every day
  • Free employee parking in the multi-storey car park
  • Work-life balance through flexible working hours  and mobile working
  • Attractive “bridge day” arrangement as well as paid days off on 24 / 31 December
  • Staff events and excursions
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • Recruitment and remuneration are in accordance with TV-L (collective agreement of the Länder), tenure track position

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