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Scientist (m/f/d) in a group leading position - tenure track model in Reutlingen

The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of pharma and biotech, biomedicine, and material science.

The Molecular Neuroscience team conducts research in cooperation with academic, clinical, and industrial partners. The group is engaged in the translation of basic research results into industrial application in the field of CNS diseases. The development of novel disease models for drug discovery comprises an important research focus. To strengthen our team we are looking for a scientist in a group leading position (m/f/d) - tenure track model (the current holder of the position is Prof. Dr. Hansjürgen Volkmer).

Your tasks

  • Scientific, organisational, and disciplinary management of the group (Post-Docs, Ph.D. students, technicians)

  • Acquiring, planning and conducting R&D projects (publically funded as well as funded by industry)
  • Project management - overview on various projects at the same time in terms of experimental planning, timelines, milestones, as well as reporting and communication with clients, partners, and sponsors


  • Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biotechnology or related disciplines with a strong background in neurological or neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Strong record in molecular and cell biology, especially in the field of induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Management skills - we encourage and support the development of management skills
  • Experience to attract public funding research as well as from industrial sponsors
  • Experience in supervising Ph.D. students, Post-Docs and Technicians
  • Strong attitude to strategic development of the group
  • Open minded and highly communicative
  • Interact with external academic and industrial networks as well as with internal partners in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Excellent team spirit, strong presentation and communication skills 
  • Fluency in English 

We offer

  • Working within an exciting multidisciplinary project and a highly innovative research topic    
  • Highly motivated, competent and multidisciplinary team with scientific and technical staff
  • Excellent infrastructure and technical equipment 
  • An exciting and dynamic working environment in application-oriented research institut
  • Free employee parking in the multi-storey car park

  • Work-life balance through flexible working hours and mobile working
  • Attractive "bridge day" arrangement as well as paid days off on 24/31 December
  • Staff events and excursions
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • Recruitment and remuneration are in accordance with TV-L (collective agreement of the Länder)
  • Tenure track position

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NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universität Tübingen
Markwiesenstraße 55
72770 Reutlingen

+49 7121 51530111