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The BIH Johanna Quandt Professorships are particularly aimed at women scientists who have developed their own scientific profile after completing their doctorate and who have professional experience at academic institutions outside Germany. With this program, Stiftung Charité and BIH aim to support outstanding women scientists at an early stage of their careers and thereby provide an important impulse for equal opportunities in the life sciences.

The professorships are open to all topics and may originate from the entire spectrum of life and health sciences relevant for translation. Applicants are expected to submit an original concept for their professorship. An innovative approach towards the interaction between basic research and clinical and patient-oriented application will be decisive.

Each BIH Johanna Quandt professor will be endowed with funding ranging between 1,500,000 and 3,150,000 euros in the first five years. The W2 professorships will be filled on the basis of a joint appointment of BIH and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, fulfilling the requirements for appointment in accordance with § 100 of the “Berliner Hochschulgesetz” (Berlin Higher Education Law). The appointments are limited once-off to a period of five years with the option of a subsequent tenure track as a W2 or W3 lifetime professorship at BIH, at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, or at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association.


Women scientists can apply to Stiftung Charité until June 24, 2019.

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