Junior Research Group Leader

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), an institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), the position of a

Junior Research Group Leader

(subject to personal qualification, remuneration according to salary group E 15 TV-L

with Tenure-Track to W2)

is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to six years according to the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG (Fixed Term Research Contracts Act) and aims at obtaining further academic qualification. Competitive funding will be provided for the position of the group leader and their group, depending on qualification and subject to negotiation. During the fifth year, at the latest, a tenure track evaluation will be carried out by an inter-faculty and inter-departmental commission. Provided a positive evaluation result, you will be appointed to a permanent chair (W2). The evaluation procedure is based on mutually agreed evaluation criteria at the start of the service. Essential performance criteria are scientific success in the form of relevant and high-quality scientific achievements documented by publications, the acquisition and successful management of third-party research funds, commitment to and success in teaching programmes, promoting young researchers, networking in the scientific community as well as commitment in academic self-administration.

The CRTD is a research institute comprising numerous core groups and a network of more than 85 research groups working in the areas of haematology, diabetes, neural regeneration and degeneration as well as bone regeneration.

Using vertebrate model organisms, you will investigate tissue regeneration with a focus on stem and progenitor cell research using modern molecular and cellular, immunological, advanced imaging and physiological approaches, with a long-term goal towards potential clinical application. You will conduct independent interdisciplinary research in your research field at an international level. This includes the conception and coordination of the group’s research programme, involvement of collaborative partners and successful implementation of the research activities, publications and successful acquisition of third-party funding. You will also be involved in the institute’s teaching obligations and will predominantly teach in CRTD’s master’s programme “Regenerative Biology and Medicine” in English.

We welcome excellent international and national applications with a strong background on regenerative biology in one of the above research fields of the CRTD. We strongly encourage persons to apply who wish to establish their first research group and plan to apply for or have received third-party funding (i.e. ERC starting grant, DFG Emmy Noether programme etc.) We require a university degree in natural or medical sciences, a doctoral or PhD degree, an outstanding international scientific track record as well as proven outstanding achievements in your research field. You must have experience in the independent management of research projects as well as knowledge in the acquisition of third-party funds. The prerequisites for appointment to the unlimited chair (W2) after the successful tenure track evaluation are based on § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

The new junior research group will be accommodated in a dedicated lab space in our new state-of-the-art building equipped with a comprehensive, shared central technology platform. Our building is located on the TU Dresden Life Science Campus, close to the Biotechnology Centre (, the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (, the Dresden University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus ( as well as the Dresden International Graduate School of Biomedicine and Bioengineering (

TU Dresden supports tenure track professors with a programme specifically to their needs (YOU PROF programme). Candidates will receive professional support throughout the entire duration of the funding period with mentoring, coaching as well as special training and further education offers.

If you have any further questions regarding this position, please do not hesitate to contact the director of the CRTD, Prof. Michael Brand (phone +49 351 458-82300, email:

TU Dresden seeks to employ more women in leadership positions. Hence, we particularly encourage qualified women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of CMCB (Martin Kaßner, phone +49 351 458-82082) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Roberto Lemmrich, phone +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application specifying your research area(s) (according to the ones listed above) and include a CV, a list of publications, a description of past and future research activities, acquired third-party funding, and names of two referees willing to provide a recommendation for you by 30.09.2020 (stamped arrival date applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal in one single PDF-file to: Application sent by regular email should be addressed to: TU Dresden, Zentrum für Regenerative Therapien Dresden, Direktor des CRTD, Herrn Prof. Michael Brand, Fetscherstraße 105, 01307 Dresden.

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