University Professorship for Translational Research in Cardiovascular Diseases
UKE Hamburg

The professorship is located at the University Center of Cardiovascular Science (UCCS) at the University Heart and Vascular Center UKE Hamburg (UHZ). The candidate will head the department of translational cardiovascular science – This position code: FK03-245/3 is to be filled for 5 years from now. After positive evaluation a permanent employment will be offered.

We are the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), a vibrant healthcare community right at the heart of Hamburg. There is a real buzz of energy here, as progress sets the pace and every day offers fresh experiences. Around 11,000 members of staff with a myriad of roles are united in pursuit of a single aim: human well-being. With more than 140 different professions, we are the ideal place for anyone who loves to work in a flexible environment and is ambitious to advance their own personal development and that of healthcare as a whole.

What we can offer The newly founded UCCS is an institute dedicated to cardiovascular research located at the Medical Faculty and focuses on translational aspects of cardiovascular research. The UCCS has access to a modern research infrastructure, unique epidemiological cohorts and biobanks with cardiovascular focus and excellent conditions for a strong collaboration with the clinics of the UHZ as well as clinics and institutes at the UKE.


What to expect
> Responsibilities of the successful candidates are the following:
> Establishment of innovative molecular methods, for example CRISPR/CAS method
> Development of therapeutic applications
> Tight connection with the departments of Genome Research and Systems Medicine at the UCCS
> Cooperation with local infrastructure of the cardiovascular research at the UHZ, the Hamburg City Health Study, in particular genomics aspects of the study, the center for diagnostics and center for experimental medicine.
> Teaching and supervision of students who participate in the iMED study course focusing on cardiac vascular function.


Teaching commitments
The teaching obligation is based on the teaching obligation regulation for the Hamburgers Universities (LVVO).


Conditions of employment
The unit is looking for an ambitious research leader with the following requirements:
> § 15 Hamburg Higher Education Act of July, 3rd 2014, as amended
> Study of medicine and German Habilitation or equivalent scientific performance
> Experience in clinical duties are welcome but not necessarily
> High level scientific publications in the field of molecular, clinical and/or translational heart research with a focus on cardiovascular diseases
> Documented experience with research leadership
> Documented experience in obtaining independent external funding and project management
> Experience in in vivo imaging approaches as well as molecular mechanisms of vascular function
> Documented experience in working in an interdisciplinary research environment
> Documented national/international research cooperation
> Fluent in English, as well as preferred German
> Experience with international peer-review proceedings


An application must include
> Letter of motivation
> Detailed CV including certificates/diplomas
> Complete list of publications
> Complete list of third party funds obtained
> Research plan detailing the candidate‘s plans for her/his future research work for the next 5 years, ideally with reflections on how this relates to the department‘s strategy
> Gender equality concept
> Teaching portfolio detailing the candidate‘s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, teaching philosophy, and other forms of knowledge communication


Contact person
Prof. Dr. Stefan Blankenberg, Director of the Clinic for Cardiology, University Heart and Vascular Center, Phone: +49 (0) 40 7410-52003, E-Mail:


We look forward to receiving your completed application by February, 24th, 2020 statingreference code FK03-245/3_eng (as a pdf file by e-mail) and once in the original (paper form) to the Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg, Faculty Service-SV-, Martinistraße 52, 20246 Hamburg.




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