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BIH Chair for Disease Modelling and Founding Director of the BIH Stem Cell and Disease Modelling Center
Berliner Institut für Gesundheitsforschung (BIG) - Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is a new health research institution forming a translational
research commons for over 4,000 clinicians and scientists of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, one of
Europe’s largest academic health systems, and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz
Association (MDC), a global leader in molecular biology and genetics research. With its strategic priorities
on personalized medicine and advanced therapies for debilitating progressive diseases, the BIH is now conducting
global searches for five inaugural Chairs who will each establish innovative, interactive research centers and
programs in digital health, clinical-translational sciences, genomic medicine, disease modelling, and cell and
gene therapies, respectively.
BIH CHAIR FOR DISEASE MODELLING AND FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE BIH STEM CELL AND DISEASE MODELLING CENTER
The BIH invites applications for the position of BIH Chair for Disease Modelling. The Chair will serve as
Founding Director of the BIH Stem Cell and Disease Modelling Center. The Chair will possess appropriate
stature as an international leader with outstanding track record of high-impact research and demonstrated
expertise in stem cell-derived disease model systems, including 3D-cultures and organoids, humanized animal
models, genome editing, and / or cell engineering.
The Chair will provide vision and leadership to establish the BIH Stem Cell and Disease Modelling Center by
recruiting outstanding scientists and staff, and by promoting collaborations among investigators to develop,
establish, and disseminate individualized human disease models for personalized medicine research. As Director
of the BIH Stem Cell and Disease Modelling Center, the Chair will work with leading researchers and clinicians
to foster translational collaboration of the BIH research commons and interact with complementary structures
of Charité and MDC. The successful applicant will be both scientific member of the MDC and of the Medical
Faculty of the Charité. The position is affiliated with the MDC.
The candidates must qualify for appointment as full professor (W3-level professor) of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin
Berlin in fulfillment of the professional conditions of appointment according to § 100 of the Berlin
Higher Education Act. The successful candidates will be dynamic individuals with excellent interpersonal
and leadership skills, an excellent third-party funding record, administrative expertise, and proven
commitment to education and mentorship of students, fellows and faculty. Experience with industry
partnerships and regulatory environments is a plus.
The BIH actively promotes equal opportunity and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of their cultural and social
background, age, religion, belief, disability or sexual orientation.
Applications of women are explicitly encouraged. Applicants with a disability are given preferred consideration if equally qualified.
For further information about BIH and enquiries about the position please visit www.bihealth.org
or contact Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of the envisioned
research program (3-5 pages) in a single PDF file (maximum file size 8 MB) to email@example.com by
April 7, 2017. In addition, three independent letters of recommendation should be sent directly to
firstname.lastname@example.org by the same deadline.