Postdoc Scholarship in Health Sciences

Applicants are invited to apply for postdoc position in health sciences at BioMed X Innovation Center. The duration of this scholarship is 2 years. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before February 15, 2015.

Boehringer Ingelheim is interested in identifying new therapeutic concepts for the treatment of COPD patients. As part of the application process, research project proposals are requested that prove the therapeutic utility of defined epigenetic readers, writers and erasers or targeting non-coding RNAs in the following areas: Successful proposals will demonstrate the relevance of the molecular targets in test systems derived from COPD patients. Original, unprecedented ideas and unique experimental approaches are particularly encouraged.

The posts are offered for an initial term of two years, with the possibility of prolongation for up to two additional years, and an option for a permanent position.

Application Requirements
Candidates are expected to have several years of research experience and a certain degree of specialization in one or more relevant cutting-edge technologies.

How to apply?
As part of the online candidates will be required to enter detailed information about their previous work and submit a competitive project proposal.

After a first selection round, candidates will be invited to a five-day innovation boot camp in Heidelberg. The invitation includes full coverage of travel expenses, accommodation, sightseeing, and food for the entire workshop which will take place from April 24 to 28, 2015. With guidance of experienced mentors, candidates will jointly work on their project proposals and present them in front of a jury on the final day. Successful candidates will be offered a position at the BioMed X Innovation Center.

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