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Professorship Position in Organismic Neurobiology

Universitat Munchen has an opening research position in biology. This position is available for all students around the world. Applications are invited up to January 25, 2015.

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

Application Requirements
The successful applicant is expected to carry out internationally recognized research that uses state-of-the-art techniques (e.g. Imaging, in-vivo patch clamp) to investigate neuronal structures underlying vertebrate behaviour and perception. The research may focus on circuits involved in sensory-motor processing, or on brain areas underlying animal cognition (e.g. attention, or memory). The research program should allow close collaborations with established research groups (e.g. the CRC870 “Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits”). The professor is expected to contribute to the teaching of existing courses, as well as develop new modules for bachelor in biology, the master program “neurosciences” and the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSNLMU).

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university and a doctoral degree. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

How to apply?
Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date. LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. Further information concerning the LMU ’s equal opportunity policy can be obtained from Prof. B. Neuhaus (birgit.neuhaus@lrz.uni-muenchen.de), concerning teaching from Prof. H. Jung (hjung@lmu.de), concerning the structure of the Faculty from Prof. Leonhardt (dekanat19@lmu.de), and Munich Center for Neurosciences (MCNLMU, www.mcn.uni-muenchen.de).

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a brief summary of present and future research interests, proof of teaching experience, five selected reprints and copies of relevant documents as electronic file (together with the completed submission form on the website http://www.biologie.uni-muenchen.de/organisation/dekanat/index.html before 25.01.2015 to the email address bellow.

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