Inter-Institutional Postdoctoral Positions

What we are looking for

The Innovation Campus Health Heidelberg Mannheim Health and and Life Sciences is looking for outstanding junior scientists for bridging projects between two or more of the Innovation Campus institutions. Suitable candidates may choose from a wide variety of innovative, inter-institutional projects specifically proposed by Project Leaders of the Innovation Campus for this new initiative. Currently, a particular focus is on priority areas of cancer research, cardiovascular research, neuropsychiatric diseases, genomics, synthetic immunology, molecular engineering and medical technologies. Alternatively, applicants are also welcome to define their own research project with at least two PIs at two different institutions of the Innovation Campus. Candidates for the postdoctoral positions should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD in a relevant area of research.

What we offer

  • Excellent scientific environment and world-class research institutions in the life sciences
  • Access to high-end technologies and state of the art labs at the campus environment of Heidelberg University in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, one of the largest biomedical research hubs in Europe  
  • Through the unique expertise across the institutions, we offer you the exclusive opportunity to gain insight into transfer of knowledge and development of new applications
  • This completely new inter-institutional program enables you to excel in interdisciplinary research
  • Accepted fellows will be provided a contract at one of the Innovation Campus institutions until 31 Dec 2024
  • Results will be announced end of December 2022/ January 2023 and successful applicants are welcome to take up the post as soon as possible from January 2023 on

Application Process

  • Please register below to receive the access token for the offered Innovation Campus projects (PDF in download box)
  • Applicants need to apply solely via the application form below
  • Applications should include:
    • Template A: the project(s) you are interested in (see above) (up to 3 choices are possible) and a cover letter outlining your scientific interests
    • or Template B: your own project idea, a support letter signed by the hosting PIs, and a cover letter outlining your scientific interests (see Guide for Applicants for details).
    • your CV
    • a publication list, and PhD/MD certificate
  • Deadline for your applications is 22 September 2022, 5 pm CEST.
  • Please submit your application as one single PDF via the contact form on this website (max. file size 8 MB)
  • For further information please check out our Guide for Applicants (download box).

The Heidelberg Mannheim Health and Life Science Alliance stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

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We look forward to your application!

About the Innovation Campus of the Heidelberg Mannheim Health and Life Science Alliance

The Innovation Campus Heidelberg Mannheim Health & Life Sciences thrives to promote research and innovation through synergy – by bridging world-leading life science and biomedical research institutions and by bringing together a highly diverse range of disciplines and a cluster of top researchers. Heidelberg University with its faculties of Medicine, Biosciences, and Engineering, the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD) and the University Hospital Mannheim (UMM), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research (MPIMR), and the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI Mannheim) have the common goal to develop the Rhine-Neckar region into a world-leading innovation cluster by supporting cutting-edge research and promoting transfer of knowledge into new diagnostics and therapeutics. The participating research institutions are located at the heart of a highly dynamic urban economic and industrial area embedded in a beautiful region with high quality of life.