Four Junior Group Leader Positions in Angioscience and Cardioscience

Embedded in the Innovation Campus Rhein-Neckar, the two Medical Schools of Heidelberg University have joined forces to coordinate and substantially expand their cardiovascular research activities in the emerging fields of AngioScience and CardioScience. Supported by start-up funds from the State of Baden-Württemberg, we now have openings for


to be filled ASAP. We are looking for well-trained and outstandingly accomplished early career scientists (i.e., MD, PhD or MD/PhD plus 2 to 6 years of postdoctoral training) ready to start their own lab and the adventurous journey into an independent scientific career. In AngioScience, we are looking – in the broadest possible sense – for candidates interested in the life cycle of a vasculature from angiogenesis to organotypic vessel maturation, maintenance of quiescence, homeostasis, pruning, regression, aging as well as vascular control mechanisms of organ function in health and disease. With an equally broad approach, we aim in CardioScience at unraveling fundamental principles of molecular circuits in cardiac homeostasis and disease in order to pave the way for causative therapeutic intervention. Candidates with a clear vision and mission for big questions, innovative ideas and ambitious goals are welcome to apply.

Each position will come with start-up funds covering the salary of the PI, 2 PhD students, 1 technician and consumables. Support to secure additional extramural funds will be provided. The 4 groups will form an incubator embedded in the highly dynamic research infrastructure of the European Center for Angioscience (ECAS) and the Institute of Experimental Cardiology of the Mannheim and Heidelberg Medical Campus of Heidelberg University.

Please send your application including CV, research plan and references at your earliest convenience, but not later than May 15, 2021 to Prof. Hellmut Augustin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Prof. Johannes Backs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A hybrid format recruitment symposium will be held in early June 2021.

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