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The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is a biomedical research institution focusing on translational research and precision medicine. BIH uses a systems medicine approach to develop innovative options for prediction, prevention and advanced therapies for progressive diseases in order to improve patients’ health and quality of life. To realize its innovative plans in translational research, BIH builds on the strengths and expertise of its founding institutions Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC).
NeuroCure is a Cluster of Excellence at the Charité ‑ Universitätsmedizin Berlin and an interdisciplinary research network in the neurosciences focusing on neurological and psychiatric disorders with the aim of better understanding disease mechanisms and developing new therapies.
In order to establish the »BrainLab« module within the NeuroCure Clinical Research Center and therewith to strengthen translational research in the field of neurosciences in Berlin, BIH and Charité/NeuroCure will jointly establish a junior research group and invite applications for the following position:

The planned junior research group is to be established at the direct interface between clinical care of in-patients, acute, seriously ill patients with the involvement of surgery, emergency room, intensive care unit and imaging on the one hand and basic science groups using human material and data on the other.

Profile and Specifications

As leader of this junior research group it is expected that the successful candidate will establish and conduct independent research, foster technological development for clinical translation, obtain extramural funding, and actively engage in collaborative projects within the BIH and NeuroCure frameworks.

The holder of the position should be a clinical scientist who is expected to develop new diagnostic methods and improved therapies in a clinical environment through the use of multimodal data sets, machine learning models and prediction methods. A particular focus will be on the data warehouse concept for extraction of clinically relevant information and patient‑oriented research e.g. at the Neuro‑Intensive Care Unit in cooperation with the Department of Neurology.


  • Applicants must have an excellent track record demonstrating the quality and translational relevance of their research
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate in medicine e.g. M.D., Dr. med. (clinician scientist)
  • Applicants should demonstrate an independent research profile in the field of translational neuroscience
  • Applicants should have work experience in international as well as interdisciplinary research teams
  • Applicants should have excellent communication skills and leadership potential

BIH, Charité and MDC are committed to excellence through diversity and in particular to increasing the proportion of women among the scientific staff. Applications from women are explicitly encouraged. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

What we offer?

BIH, Charité and NeuroCure offer an international, innovative and highly collaborative research environment with access to high‑end computing clusters and central core facilities with state‑of‑the-art omics technologies (next generation sequencing, metabolomics, proteomics) and microscopy. The position, jointly funded by BIH and NeuroCure, provides a starting package for research with yearly personnel and running costs.

  • The appointment of the successful candidate is handled according to the BIH tenure option scheme:Initial appointment is for 5 years with a possible extension for additional 2 years depending on a positive evaluation of the research group in the 4th year
  • Based on a scientific evaluation in the 6th year, BIH and its partners will decide on a tenured appointment of the candidate for an associate professorship (salary group: W2 BBesG) within the Department of Neurology

How to apply?

Applications will be accepted via the BIH application portal at https://portal.bihealth.de/portal/SitePages/Portal.aspx.

Before starting your application, you first have to create your account for the BIH application portal by registering with your name and a valid email address.

Once you are registered and signed in, you click on "Start new application" and select the appropriate call below: “Application for BIH-NeuroCure_Junior_Research_Group Leader”. To continue working on a previously saved application, please click "My applications" and choose the application you want to continue working on under "My draft applications".

For your application we kindly ask to provide and upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae with details on your occupational career and academic achievements with lists of publications, academic teaching and obtained third party funding for research projects
  • Concept for research program for the junior research group (5 pages max.)
  • Copies of your certificates relating to your qualifications and achievements

Application deadline: Please upload your full application in English by 29.01.2020 (12.00 pm CET).

Selection procedure

Based on received applications the selection committee will shortlist applications and invite suited candidates for a symposium. Short-listed candidates should be prepared to attend the symposium, during which they will have the opportunity to present their achievements and research plans to a selection committee.

Inquiries about the positions should be directed to

Prof. Dr. Matthias Endres at neurocure@charite.de

Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to 

Dr. Albrecht Blümel at berufungen@charite.de