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Junior Research Groups

Junior research groups offer an attractive career development opportunity for outstanding young scientists with a training in medicine or natural sciences and a strong background and reputation in one of the Faculties‘ main research fields. Over a period of up to 6 years each junior research group receives funding for the group leader, one postdoctoral and one postgraduate scientist, one technical assistant and consumables. From this position several previous junior research group leaders have been appointed to a professorship or have achieved other attractive positions. The groups are independent but may be associated to individual clinics or institutes. For physicians a part time involvement in clinical activities is possible. Groups also have access to research funds allocated by the Faculty based on scientific performance criteria. Currently two junior research groups are funded and housed in the Nikolaus Fiebiger Center for Molecular Medicine with its diverse scientific environments and numerous activities.

At the time two positions for junior research groups offer an attractive career development opportunity for outstanding young scientists with a training in medicine or natural sciences and a strong background and reputation in one of the Faculties‘ main research fields.

The group N1 “Understanding the plasticity of cancer cells is located in the Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Centre (KMFZ), the junior research group N2 “Physics and Medicine” in the OICE Erlangen. The Junior Research Groups will be presented in the following part.

Grant volume for Junior Research Groups

Staff
  • Group Leader
  • Postdoctoral scientist
  • Postgraduate scientist
  • Technical assistant
Consumables  50 T€ p.a.
Others
  • Participation in the allocation of funds based on performance criteria (LOM)
  • Provision of laboratory space
  • Initial provision of investment funds
Duration 6 years