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The Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin invites applications for the position of a


Junior Group Leader in Molecular Neuroscience  (m/f/d)

(Ref. 26/2019)


to expand the Berlin interdisciplinary neuroscience community within the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure. We are seeking applications from candidates with a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics), considerable postdoctoral experience in molecular neuroscience, and a proven track record of scientific excellence. The group is expected to perform cutting-edge research in any area of molecular neuroscience related to the research portfolio of the FMP and/or the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure.

FMP researchers benefit from state-of-the-art infrastructure including live cell super-resolution imaging, (cryo-) electron microscopy, small-molecule and whole-genome siRNA screening, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, as well as an animal facility. The group will be embedded into a highly collaborative, international scientific environment within the FMP, the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, and their partner institutions in the Berlin region.

The position is limited to an initial period of 5 years with an option for extension. Candidates are expected to secure extramural funding within young investigator programs of national or international organizations, such as the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), or the European Research Council (ERC).

The Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is legally represented by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.. The institute is located on the biomedical campus in Berlin-Buch, and offers an excellent scientific environment along with the creative and inspiring atmosphere of an institution at the forefront of its field. Financial compensation will be competitive and depends on previous research experience. In addition, a start-up package for equipment, yearly personnel and running costs will be provided. Salaries will be based on TVöD Bund.

The FMP is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, with an inclusive and family-friendly environment. In 2013 the institute has been awarded the certificate of the audit Beruf und Familie as family-friendly employer. Applications from women are particularly welcome. Disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

More information on the institute can be found on the website of the FMP at For information on NeuroCure please visit

Please upload your application documents including CV, complete publication list, statement of research experience (max. 3 pages), research proposal (max. 5 pages), names and details of three referees, and copies of degree certificates as soon as possible but not later than January 1st  2020 via the FMP`s online job application facility (button “Apply online”). Failing to submit the materials as a single PDF results in immediate exclusion from the competition.

We are looking forward to your application!