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ASSOCIATION PROFESSORSHIP W 3 (M/F) FOR TRANSLATIONAL NEUROLOGYThe Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University is searching to fill the position of a full Professor (W 3) "Translational Neurology". The professorship is situated in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Mannheim (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Michael Platten) and is expected to complement the existing research foci Vascular Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Neurooncology by establishing a research focus on neurodegenerative disorders active in both research and education. The successful applicant is also expected to coordinate and supervise the in-patient and out-patient clinic of neurodegenerative diseases within the Department of Neurology as a senior attending.
The W3 professorship "Translational Neurology" is embedded in the Research Focus Translational Neurosciences of the Medical Faculty Mannheim and shall primarily promote the development of novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches including clinical trials. Here, the research focus will be on the understanding of neuroinflammatory processes involved in neurodegeneration by using preclinical and clinical models as well as imaging and high throughput technologies aligned with the overarching goal of the research focus "Translational Neurosciences". The successful applicant is expected to strengthen the research focus with own, third-party funded projects and to support and initiate interfaculty collaborative projects in Neurosciences. In addition, the W3 professor of "Translational Neurology" shall collaborate closely with the Central Institute of Mental Health, the University of Mannheim the non-University research institutes in Mannheim and Heidelberg.
In addition to the general conditions required by the employment law for civil servants and government employees, prerequisites for the employment of professors are a university degree, teaching experience and the aptitude for academic work demonstrated by an outstanding MD or MD/PhD degree as a broad clinical training demonstrated by a board certification in in Neurology. Scientific achievements going beyond the doctorate, generally proved by a Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), are expected (§ 47 Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG) (State Law on Universities and Colleges)) or by equivalent scientific achievements that may be provided in an activity outside the higher education system or as part of a junior professorship. Furthermore, internationally recognized, outstanding achievements and a proven track record in translational research on neurodegenerative diseases including neuroinflammatory processes including innovative imaging modalities and/or high throughput technologies and/or novel preclinical models are expected. In addition, long-standing clinical experiences in the management of patients with neurodegenerative diseases including functional therapeutic modalities, chiefly deep brain stimulation are desirable. The applicant is expected to prove successful accrual of third-party funding, integration into related larger research consortia and with recognized research groups, leadership skills and the ability to promote the Faculty´s reformed medical school curriculum "MaReCuMplus" and its associated master classes.
The position is a permanent (tenured) W 3-Professorship as a civil servant provided the appropriate requirements are met.
Heidelberg University has a policy of equal opportunity excluding any form of discrimination. It hereby seeks to increase the number of female scientific faculty members and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position. The university is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace and offers support for dual-career couples. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification. Applications including documents, CV, teaching experience or a teaching portfolio, list of publications structured by original articles, book chapters, review articles; possibly reprints, specification of current and past external funding, list of teaching courses within academic curricula, as well as certificates (please follow the applicants guidelines for the full CV and fill in both the applicants forms found on our webpage at www.umm.uni-heidelberg.de/karriere/berufung) should be sent by email not later than 4 weeks after publication of this announcement to the Dean of the Medicine Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt, Dean's Office Bldg. 24, University Medicine Mannheim, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68135 Mannheim, Germany.