Jobs in the HCNS network

Hertie Network of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience | Postdoctoral positions for clinician and medical scientists

The universities of Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Heidelberg/Mannheim, München und Tübingen with their neuroscientific institutes and neurological university hospitals have jointly established the Hertie Network of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience. The goals of this network are to promote innovative forms of cooperation, to strengthen translation and to support excellent young scientists in their careers. Within this framework, up to four postdoctoral/clinician scientist positions are available at each site. All participating universities have been successful in the excellence initiative of the Federal Government of Germany and offer a wide variety of careers in clinical neurosciences.

As one of the top sites, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) aims to recruit highly talented early-career clinician scientists and medical scientists who wish to deepen their basic and translational research experience in clinical neuroscience. In addition, this programme encourages researchers currently working abroad to enter or re-enter the German research system.

We offer
The position comes with an independent research budget of € 247,500 for three years. An innovative leadership training and mentoring are part of the program. For clinician scientists, 50% of the time is reserved for research to enable a sustainable combination of high-level research and progress in clinical training.

In addition, the Hertie Network supports young researchers in establishing their own scientific professional network. The six sites of the Hertie Network provide access to cutting-edge research facilities and state-of-the-art labs for all members of the network.

Researchers who have achieved an excellent doctorate and who have already established a scientifictrack record are eligible to submit proposals. Proposals should only be submitted within four years after obtaining the doctorate with the usual exemptions.

For application, please fill the attached template for a curriculum vitae and send it to by November 30th, 2022.

For questions, please contact: Annina Riener (+49 1522 2817888;

Project Management

Annina Riener
University Medical Center Hamburg
Department of Neurology
Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)152 2281 7888