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Independent junior research group leader position
energy homeostasis in zebrafish

available in Cologne, Germany,


An independent junior group leader position (E13) is available in the Institute of Zoology – Developmental Biology at the Biocenter of the University of Cologne, Germany, dealing with energy homeostasis and its genetic and neuroendocrine control in zebrafish. The successful candidate is supposed to develop their own independent research program, with the possibility to take over some of the respective zebrafish mutants and projects from the laboratory of Matthias Hammerschmidt. The position is restricted to three years, with the possibility of a three-year extension upon positive internal evaluation. In addition, a PhD student position and some technical assistance will be provided, while the candidate is supposed to recruit additional external funding. Fully equipped laboratories and fish facilities will be provided, which are run and organized in close association with those of Matthias Hammerschmidt at the Biocenter.

The Cologne Biocenter is located in the center of Cologne, and offers an excellent scientific environment for the conducted research. In the last round of the German Excellence Initiative Competition of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the University of Cologne has been awarded the status of a “University of Excellence”, with the possibility of the candidate to join the Cologne Excellence Cluster on Ageing-assoicated diseases (CECAD) and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related subject, and former postdoctoral experience with the zebrafish and energy homeostasis. Proficiency in English is required.


To apply, please email your detailed CV and names of two to three referees to

Matthias Hammerschmidt; phone: ++49-221-470 5665

Cologne University, Biocenter - Room 3-502, Zuelpicher Strasse 47b,
D-50674 Koeln, Germany


Application deadline is March 31, 2017

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