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The Medical Faculty at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) invite applications for the following position:

Professorship (W1 Tenure Track) Bioinformatics in Cardiovascular Disease

The initial tenure track appointment is for six years according to § 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG). The professorship is funded by the Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (BLP-Programm). The invitation to apply aims to reach early-stage researchers, who have finished their doctorate. Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W2).
The infrastructure of the position is funded by the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) – the largest research institution for cardiovascular diseases in Germany. Founded in 2011 as one of six German Centers of Health Research (DZG), the DZHK focuses on translating new approaches in cardiovascular research into clinical practice in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The DZHK unites excellent basic researchers and clinical researchers from seven partner sites in Germany. The successful candidate will become "DZHK-Professor" and Principal Investigator of the DZHK ( The professorship is embedded in the vascular research center of Goethe University. The position is also to be associated with the faculty of Informatics.
The successful candidate should have a strong track record of original and productive research in the area of Bioinformatic Data Analysis. He/she is expected to synergize with existing research areas such as regulatory RNAs (e.g., categorization of lncRNA functions, RNA structure to function) or systems biology/medicine (e.g., integration of data). Specific expertise in cardiovascular biology would be advantageous but not a prerequisite. In addition, experience in teaching and management of an own working group as well as successful external funding and an excellent international publication record is required.
The position will be accompanied with a start-up package, basic funding, sufficient space and access to the infrastructure of the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration and to the IT-infrastructure of the cardiovascular scientific research focus.
The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent. Goethe University is an equal opportunities employer, which implies that applications by women are specifically encouraged. Applications of scientists from abroad are explicitly requested. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments and the "BLP-Programm", please see
Highly qualified academics are invited to submit their complete application with usual documentation (curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts for all degrees completed, publication list, records of teaching experience, research abroad, and extramural funding) either in English or German until the 8th of February 2018 to the Dean of the Medical Faculty, Goethe University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main or via e-mail (in a single pdf) to: For more detailed information, please contact Prof. Stefanie Dimmeler ( For application guidelines, please see:

Closing date: 08.02.2018
Closing date: 8 February 2018 Published on on date 10 January 2018
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