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Research Group Leader (f/m/d) Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
Published(84 days ago)
Deadline for applications(56 days ago)
The NRW-Schwerpunktprofessur Biohybrid & Medical Textiles at the Institute of Applied Medical Engineering invites applications for a full-time
Research Group Leader (f/m/d) - Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering -
Recruitment is in the employment relationship. The position is limited to 2 years. A further employment beyond that is aimed at. The salary corresponds to level EG 14 TV-L.
The NRW focus professorship Biohybrid & Medical Textiles (BioTex) focuses on the development of biohybrid implants, which are produced from patient's own cells.
Biohybrid implant research has developed rapidly in recent years and has led to promising new therapeutic approaches. Biohybrid implants consist of a technical and a
patient's own cellular component. For this reason, our working group is very interdisciplinary and includes scientists from the fields of materials research, natural
sciences, engineering and medicine. A high international orientation is also our strength. In cooperation with the DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and
the Aachen-Maastricht-Institute for Biobased Materials (RWTH & University of Maastricht) and the Institute for Textile Technology, we have set ourselves the goal
of advancing research along the value chain from biomaterial development and processing to implant development and clinical application. We are looking for a research
group leader for the Cardivascular Tissue Engineering pillar. The research group leader leads an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists, participates
in the strategic and content-related further development of the research area and represents the research group as well as the main professorship within and outside
the university. The medium-term goal of our application-oriented basic research is translation into clinical application. The tasks of the research group management
also include the acquisition and scientific management of research projects, the publication of work results in specialist journals and at conferences as well as
participation in relevant networks and committees.
A university degree in medicine, biology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering or mechanical engineering (MD, MD/PhD and PhD) is required. We are looking for a highly
motivated scientist with a very good PhD and at least 2 years PostDoc experience, as well as independent research achievements presented in internationally visible publications.
Experience in the management of research projects and the acquisition of third-party funding is also desirable. Your qualification also includes very good specialist knowledge in
the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (a clinical background is an advantage, but not a prerequisite). Knowledge in the field of textile manufacturing techniques
and bioreactor technologies would be desirable. A high level of leadership and communication skills, in-depth knowledge of biomedical research methods, very good structuring and
teamwork skills, pronounced initiative and a very good command of written and spoken English are required. We expect from you (i) an outstanding research interest in the field of
cardiovascular biohybrid medical technology and the will to advance innovative ideas into clinical application (first-in-human), (ii) the ability to lead a research group result-oriented
and to pass on the joy of research to young scientists. Furthermore (iii) to take responsibility for the financing and further development of the cardiovascular pillar and (iv) to develop,
advance and manage third-party funding applications at (inter)national level. A habilitation of the candidate will be envisaged (if not yet completed).
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups,
recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
Please send us your application documents as a single PDF file. The PDF should contain the following documents: (i) letter of motivation, (ii) curriculum vitae with contact addresses
of three references, (iii) list of publications, (iv) list of third-party funds raised, (v) short essay (max. 2 pages, in English) on how you believe the field of cardiovascular tissue
engineering will develop in the future.
Your contact person:
For further details, please contact: Prof. Dr. med. dent. Christian Apel, NRW Schwerpunktprofessur, Biohybrid & Medical Textiles, AME - Helmholtz Institute for
Biomedical Engineering, Forckenbeckstr. 55;, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Please send your application (code GB-P 19755) by August 21st 2019 to:
NRW Schwerpunktprofessur, Biohybrid & Medical Textiles, AME - Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Forckenbeckstr. 55; 52074 Aachen, Germany You can
also send your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted email poses a threat to confidentiality
vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.
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