for members of the University of Cologne
The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne is looking forward to receiving applications from highly talented mid-career researchers and clinician scientists at the University of Cologne, whose scientific profiles meet the requirements for submitting applications for the Career Advancement Program (CAP). The candidate is expected to have a strong research interest in disease-oriented research with a focus on molecular mechanisms in the three research areas of the CMMC.
The CMMC Executive Board strongly encourages female scientists to submitt CAP applications.
The submission deadline is January 08, 2024.
The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is a funding instrument that was established to further promote highly talented mid-career researchers and clinician scientists aiming for a full professorship in academia or equivalent leadership positions at non-university research institutions in the future.
The program has been proven to be extremely successful. The CMMC is particularly interested in promoting specifically female scientists. Therefore, the CMMC Executive Board decided to extend the CAP program to members of the Medical Faculty and the Science Faculty who would like to participate in the CAP Program. Research proposals that meet the formal criteria and fit into one of the three research areas of the CMMC
A) Mechanisms of tumor development: intrinsic and extrinsic control of cellproliferation and tissue invasion
B) Principles of immunity, inflammation and infection
C) Molecular mechanisms and metabolic control of tissue degeneration and regeneration
qualify for the scientific evaluation process performed by the members of the Executive Board of the CMMC.
Since its introduction in 2013, a total of 27 scientists have been honoured as CAP Awardees. 15 scientists have successfully completed the CAP Program and have been appointed to professorships or have taken up leading positions at non-university research institutions or in the industrial life science sector. Currently 12 scientists receive CAP funding. For further information, please visit: https://www.cmmc-uni-koeln.de/research/career-advancement-groups.
Successful candidates will be awarded with 10.800 € CAP for three years with the possibility of additional two years funding after positive external evaluation in addition to lab space in the CMMC Research Building (if applicable) and mentoring and training options, among others.
The CAP applications are evaluated by the members of the CMMC Executive Board and additional members of the Faculty of Medicine and the Science Faculty.
If you have further questions, please contact:
Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher (CMMC Scientific Coordinator)
debora.grosskopf-kroiher[at]uni-koeln.de I 0221 478 5552