Open Positions

As part of our commitment to provide opportunities for early career researchers, NeuroCure will offer new postdoc and junior group leader positions at our partner institutions in the current funding period.
The Cluster is offering the following junior group leader position together with its partner institutions: 
Application information
We are seeking to recruit a basic research-oriented scientist using cutting-edge optogenetic methods on a subcellular level to address physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms. As leader of this junior research group, it is expected that the successful candidate will establish and conduct independent research, foster technological development, obtain extramural funding, and actively engage in collaborative projects within the Charité and NeuroCure frameworks.
For more information, see the complete call for applications.
Please send applications as one PDF file to by Nov. 7, 2021 and include:
  • a one-page motivation letter
  • a CV (including information on career breaks such as time spent outside academia, leave for family care, and/or additional family care burdens during the COVID-19 crisis; this information will be used to calculate applicant's academic age)
  • names and contact information of two references
  • a four-page research proposal including milestones, a strategy for disseminating results and reducing bias in research methods, and a declaration of support for open access and open data publishing
  • a list of the five most important research contributions (e.g. publications, presentations at conferences, patents, etc.) and an explanation why the applicant considers them important
  • evidence of academic degrees (BSc, MSc, PhD)


Timeline of recruitment process

The selection committee consists of representatives from the local neuroscience community and external experts. The local community comprises more than 100 outstanding PIs with a broad spectrum of neuroscientific expertise from seven university and non-university research institutions in greater Berlin.


Evaluation criteria

Candidates will be selected in a two-stage process involving (i) an online written application and (ii) a symposium presentation and interview, which will be held live or virtually, depending on the pandemic situation. Criteria will be independently scored. Members of the selection committee will be briefed on assessment criteria, scoring scale, and thresholds, and receive an assessment form to complete. Each application will receive an individual score from each reviewer. The criteria below will be used by the selection committee to evaluate written applications:

Following the presentation by a candidate at the symposium, the selection committee will carry out an interview. Each interview and presentation will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

In addition, the following positions are currently open in NeuroCure labs:
Please regularly check our website or contact us if you would like to be notified about future calls for applications.