Independent Junior Research Group Leader

The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is a German University of Excellence and a partner institution of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF).

The Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine Tübingen (IMIT) invites applications for a DZIF-funded

Independent Junior Research Group Leader
in the field of healthcare-associated bacterial pathogens

The Junior Research Group (JRG) will be affiliated to the IMIT Medical Microbiology Department for a 6-years employment.

Candidates should have reputation in at least one of the following research areas: genome-based epidemiology, antibiotic resistance, virulence and immune evasion mechanisms, microbiota interaction, outbreak modelling, or infection control of major health-care associated bacterial pathogens. The position is intended for a Ph.D. or M.D. Physicians will be given the opportunity of specialist training and clinical/microbiological tasks.

The successful candidate will be expected to enhance basic and translational research within the highly interactive and interdisciplinary network of IMIT and DZIF scientists and should integrate into Tübingen-based German Research Council-funded research networks such as Cluster of Excellence EXC2124 (Controlling Microbes to Fight Infection), TRR265 (Cell Biology of Antibiotic Action and Synthesis), or GRK1708 (Bacterial Survival Strategies). Applicants should demonstrate initial success in research funding, excellent publications, and leadership including experience in building and managing teams.

We offer excellent opportunities for cutting-edge collaborative research, substantial core funding for personal and running costs, state-of-the-art laboratories, and access to a wide range of technologies and facilities.

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply for these positions.
Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, certificates/diplomas) as well as a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form ( should be sent by email as a single PDF-file (max 10 MB) to Dr. Lisa Bleul ( by July 6, 2020.