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Head of the Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience (f/m)
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen (UKT)
The University Medical Center Tübingen is part of the University of
Excellence Tübingen. It provides medical services at the highest level
and covers the entire
and clinical care.
Head of the Graduate Training Centre of
Neuroscience / International Max Planck
Research School (f/m/d)
The University of Tübingen offers a full-time, leading position as the Head
of the Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience / International Max
Planck Research School (GTC / IMPRS). The position will start earliest
on 1. April 2019.
The GTC / IMPRS is the centerpiece of neuroscience graduate training
in Tübingen. It operates international research-oriented neuroscience
degree programs, which offer a comprehensive theoretical and practical
training in three complementary master programs (Cellular & Molecular
Neuroscience, Neural & Behavioral Sciences, Neural Information Processing),
and a doctoral program with supplementary neuroscience and
soft skills training. Currently, some 85 master and 230 doctoral students
are enrolled and are being offeredmore than 60 courses in neurosciences
and related state-of-the-art methods - all taught in English
In Tübingen, neuroscience research and training is interfaculty and interdisciplinary,
combining traditionally separated institutions and disciplines.
This is achieved by highly networked scientists at various university and
extra-university research institutions, including the local Max Planck Institutes.
The neurosciences in Tübingen with more than 100 active research
groups have the potential to rank among the most successful neuroscientific
sites in Europe and have an international and dynamic work environment.
The GTC / IMPRS is an integral part of these institutions, and thus,
can take full advantage providing students with access to state-of-the-art
research facilities and exceptional resources. This has made Tübingen a
prime location for international graduate students in neuroscience.
DUTIES: The GTC Head will take part in the decision making of the GTCs
governing boards and will lead a team to operate, coordinate and develop
the various graduate programs of the GTC / IMPRS. She / He will be also
actively involved in teaching and be in charge of the recruitment process
for the master programs. Integrating research and teaching at the institutional
level, she / he will coordinate the participating faculties and partners‘
efforts and contributions to this development and be responsible for
raising and securing additional external funding.
EXPECTED PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE: The GTC
Head will be a neuroscientist holding a doctorate and, ideally, the ‘venia
legendi‘ (or equivalent), and have prior research and teaching experience
in neuroscience. She / He will have an excellent command of German
and English language in speaking and writing. Further, a record in personnel
management, administration, governance, and / or knowledge
of structures and institutions of the German academic system will be
considered an advantageous qualification. Overall, we are looking for an
ambitious, creative head, who can bring fresh ideas, and develop new
ways to educate and promote our students.
WE OFFER an interesting and challenging task, a strongly cooperative
and supportive international environment with state-of-the-art research
facilities and equipment, and flexible working hours. Employment, payment
and social benefits are consistent with those at other research
We offer remuneration in accordance with TV-L (collective wage agreement
for the Public Service of the German Federal States) in addition
to all customary benefits granted to employees working in Public Services.
Severely handicapped persons with equal qualifications are given
preferential consideration. The University of Tübingen is anxious to increase
its quota of female scientific staff, and therefore emphatically
requests women to apply for this position. The Administration of the
University Hospital is responsible for all employment matters. Personnel
appointments will be made pursuant to the fundamental stipulations of
the legal statutes for universities in Germany. Interview expenses are