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iSTAR Advanced Clinician Scientist (ACS)


iSTAR Advanced Clinician Scientist (ACS)

Integrative Advanced Clinician Scientists Targeting Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases

At the UKE, we are convinced that successful and fulfilling work should be harmonised with the personal needs and individual life plans of all employees. Together we can make this possible.

Every day a little more. Every day a little better.

What to expect

The newly BMBF-founded programme ‘iSTAR – integrative Advanced Clinician Scientists Targeting Inflammatory and Infectious Disease’ at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) supports excellent clinician scientists to develop independence and leadership in the field of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

The benefits for the members of the iSTAR programme are:

  • A competitive starting package and continued funding for up to 6 years
  • At least 50% protected time for research
  • Participation in the structured and individualized iSTAR-Curriculum including: - Leadership Training: Courses and lectures appropriate to the career stage, primarily focusing on research-oriented leadership skills and teaching - High-profile Mentoring: Support in strategic career planning as well as possibilities for interdisciplinary networking, ex-change and cooperation with peers and renowned scientific experts - Advanced medical training: Treatment of patients with autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases as well as infections in clinical teams; access to patient cohorts
  • Integration into the Hamburg Center for Translational Immunology (HCTI), which offers unique research networks, shared databases and biobanks, as well as disease modeling and translational platforms

What we look forward to

The call is open to scientifically and clinically highly-qualified clinicians,

  • who have already or will shortly receive their certification as medical specialist (Facharzt/-ärztin),
  • who have a proven and outstanding research profile with a focus on inflammatory or infectious diseases,
  • who have already successfully secured third-party funding.

What we can offer

  • An innovative, family-friendly working environment right in the middle of Hamburg (day nursery, free child care during the school holidays)
  • Opportunity to participate in a wide range of vocational training, continuing and further education courses at the UKE Academy for Education and Careers, as well as a broad spectrum of introductory events
  • An attractive company pension scheme and the use of diverse and multiple award-winning health and illness-prevention offers

The UKE

We are the UKE - and we stand for excellent competence in the areas of research, teaching and comprehensive health care in our clinics. Every day our 14.100 employees strive to make the world a little healthier by their contribution.

It is our aim to be one of the leading University Medical Centers and, at the same time, the best employer in our industry. At the UKE, we are convinced that successful and fulfilling work should be harmonised with the personal needs and individual life plans of all employees. And as different as these are, as diverse is our range of individual solutions.

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We explicitly strive to increase the proportion of women in management positions, especially among scientific staff in research and teaching.

The same applies in case of an underrepresentation of one's gender in the advertising area. People with severe disabilities will be considered with priority in case of equal suitability, qualification and professional performance.
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Your Perspective

Hamburg and its UKE. As one of the largest employers in the Hanseatic city, we stand for excellent competence in the areas of research, teaching and comprehensive health care in our clinics. Every day our 14.100 employees strive to make the world a little healthier by their contribution.

With more than 140 different job profiles – in nursing, the various healthcare professions, in medical and medical-technical services or therapeutic and educational professions as well as in research and teaching up to a career in administration or in the technology and service area – we are the ideal place for everyone who wants to keep getting better with us.

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Contact

Contact: Please contact the coordinating scientists, Prof. Dr. med. Samuel Huber, Prof. Dr. med. Marylyn M. Addo, and Prof. Dr. med. Tobias B. Huber, via iSTAR@uke.de

Please note that your application can only be considered if you are fully immunised against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, supported by valid official vaccination certificate(s). Please submit these with your application.

We offer a work environment providing equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, sexual identity, disability, origin or religion. This is confirmed by our accession to the Charter of Diversity. We explicitly aim to increase the proportion of women in management positions, especially among scientific personnel in research and teaching. Women with equal qualifications will be given priority. The same applies in the case of under-representation of one gender in the advertised area. Persons with severe disability with equal aptitude, competence and professional performance will be given priority.

We look forward to receiving your completed application by June 30th, 2022 by email to iSTAR@uke.de stating reference code AZ22216. The review process will take place within 2-4 months.

Please submit all documents in one PDF file in English:

  • A CV (no more than 5 pages) including (i) a list of major publications (please highlight the 5 most important publications of the past 5 years), (ii) a list of secured third-party funds, and (iii) note of first leadership experience;
  • a motivational letter, including (i) how the planned project would contribute to the achievement of iSTAR’s long-term goal to close the lag between basic research and clinical applications in the field of inflammatory and infectious diseases, and (ii) which team-oriented processes the applicant would like to implement to build and advance her/his group.
  • a research proposal with time and budget plan for a funding period of 6 years (max. 5 pages);
  • a letter of support by the current and if applicable former clinical mentor confirming the clinical qualification;
  • two additional reference letters from clinical and scientific mentors.

We look forward to receiving your complete application by 30.06.2022 stating reference code AZ22216_engl.

Please apply via BEWERBUNG@UKE.DE

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