Alliance Interinstitutional Postdoctoral Positions

What we are looking for

The Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim is looking for outstanding junior scientists/ clinician scientists for bridging projects between two or more partner institutions. Suitable candidates may choose from a wide variety of innovative, interinstitutional projects specifically proposed by Project Leaders of the Alliance for this initiative. Alternatively, applicants are also welcome to define their own research project with at least two PIs at two different Alliance partner institutions. The priority area for Alliance support is basic and translational research in the areas of cancer research, cardiovascular research, neuropsychiatric diseases, genomics, synthetic immunology, molecular engineering, medical technologies, and novel applications of AI approaches in health and life science research.

Candidates for the postdoctoral positions should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD in a relevant area of research at project start. At the time of the submission deadline, applicants should have not worked for more than 6 months as a postdoctoral researcher or clinician scientist at Alliance institutions, which are co-hosting the selected or proposed project(s).

What we offer

  • Accepted fellows will be provided a 2-year contract at an Alliance partner institution with earliest start date in August/September 2024..
  • Clinician scientists will receive 12 months of funding from the Alliance for the research project over a period of 24 months during the “Facharztausbildung”/specialist medical training. The 12 months for the clinical position must be guaranteed by the employing hospital/PI where the “Facharztausbildung”/specialist medical training will be performed.
  • This interinstitutional program offers an excellent interdisciplinary scientific environment.

  • The program offers access to high-end technologies and state-of-the-art labs at world-class research institutions in the life sciences 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 the development of new applications.

Application Process

  • Register below to receive the access token for the offered Alliance projects (pdf in download box).
  • For your application you need to prepare the following information:
    • Option A: indicate the project(s) you are interested in (up to 3 choices are possible), or
    • Option B: prepare your own Project proposal with at least two PIs at different Alliance partner institutions, and a Support letter signed by the hosting Alliance PIs (information sheets for Option A and Option B and templates are in download box to the right).
    • Cover letter outlining your scientific interests and explaining why you are the right candidate with the right skills for the Alliance labs you want to work with. Attach to the Cover letter your CV, publication list with at least on first-author publication, PhD/ MD certificate and two reference letters, save it as one single pdf (file size max. 8 MB). Please make sure that the reference letters bear the original letterhead and the referee’s signature, otherwise the reference letters are not acceptable.
    • Read the Guide for Applicants to find out more (download box to the right)
    • For further questions check the FAQ.

Apply by April 5, 2024, 5 pm CEST.

The call is closed.

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The Heidelberg Mannheim Health + 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 Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim

The Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim strives 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 Sciences, 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.