The Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to furthering the careers of talented young scientists working in biomedicine at Heidelberg University. The Foundation is currently supporting five Schaller Research Groups.
Applications are invited for additional Schaller Research Group Leaders in the field of neuroscience in collaboration with Heidelberg University, its Excellence Cluster “CellNetworks“ and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).
Applications for research groups are sought in dynamic areas of neuroscience. Resonance with the current research interests in Heidelberg on neural circuits and their plasticity, mechanisms of chronic pain and adaptation to stress and other environmental influences would be favorable; for more information, please refer to existing neuroscience collaborative research consortia SFB1134 and SFB1158 Methodological expertise on small animal neuroimaging, epigenetic analyses, stem cells or interrogation of neural circuits is highly desired.
The positions are funded by the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation for five years in the first instance and may be extended for two more years subject to internal and external review. Successful applicants will receive a flexible funding package for a group leader position along with a postdoctoral scientist, a PhD student and a technician as well as research operating costs and substantial start-up funding.
Applicants should have an exciting research portfolio, excellent publication record, postdoctoral experience and the ability to lead a research group. The new groups will have access to excellent infrastructure and opportunities for integrating in the vibrant biomedical community in Heidelberg. Group members will benefit from existing training programs for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees in Heidelberg.
The Foundation is committed to gender equality in science.
Please email a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, concise description of current research as well as research program for a five-year term.
Closing date: October 15, 2016