New Professorship for Biological Psychiatry (W2) at Jena University Hospital

The University Hospital Jena (UKJ) is seeking to fill a

Professorship for Biological Psychiatry (W2)

to be filled as soon as possible. The full text of the job advertisement and the
application can be found in our appointment portal:

For further information on the scientific background of the position at the DZPG, please also contact

Prof. Dr. Martin Walter:

The prospective appointee (m/f/d) will represent the subject in research and teaching.
We are looking for a personality who is particularly qualified in the field of biological foundations of
psychological disorders or psychological resilience, for example through own research on animal models
and/or humoral markers. The professorship is intended to link existing systems neuroscience and
molecular or cellular investigation approaches at the site at the level of concrete neurobiological
pathomechanisms in the sense of vertical translation.
The future holder of the position should have excellent scientific credentials based on publications and
third-party funding, possess leadership qualities, and be able to situate him/herself in the translational
context of the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) at the Jena site. In addition to a methodological
neurobiological or neurophysiological designation, prior experience in linking molecular or cellular
approaches to clinical and behavioral phenotypes is generally desired. Support of the research foci of the
Faculty of Medicine (sepsis and infectious medicine, aging and age-associated diseases, medical optics
and photonics) is also expected.
The requirements for appointment are a university degree in a natural science, psychology or comparable
disciplines, as well as medicine, aptitude for teaching at a university level, special competence for scientific
work, which is usually proven by a qualified doctorate, as well as the habilitation or equivalent scientific
Appointment as a professor shall be for life as a civil servant, provided that the legal requirements are met.
The JUH and Friedrich Schiller University Jena aim to increase the proportion of women in research and
teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female academics to apply. Severely disabled
persons will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.
Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, teaching experience, list of third-party funds
acquired, copies of certificates and degrees) and additionally with concepts for the development of
research, equal opportunities, staff development and teaching should be submitted online at
by 31 December 2023, and addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Thomas Kamradt.
For questions about the position and the procedure, please contact .

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