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Call for Applicant: Head of a Helmholtz-Inserm research group

Inserm and the Helmholtz Association jointly launch a call for applicant to any researchers interested by a position as the Head of the joint Helmholtz Association-Inserm research group. This binationally supported group will be located in France in close connection with one of the research centres of Inserm. Personnel, core facilities and consumables will be supplied jointly by Inserm and the Helmholtz Association.

Description of the position:

The appointment will be limited to a period of five years with an annual budget up to 500,000 €. It can be continued after a positive external review.The head of the joint research group is expected to promote interactions between centres of the Helmholtz Association and Inserm, implementing a novel form of co-operation in life sciences between both countries.

Moreover, candidates will have access to all Inserm and Helmholtz Association granting programs.


The applicant should have an excellent scientific standing and international experience in life sciences, health and translational research.

Experience in teaching and in the supervision of dissertations will be highly appreciated.

Applications from physicians with a strong expertise and research background are welcome.

Application and Selection process:

To apply, candidates are invited to submit the following information:

  • Description of previous research and lecturing work (3 pages max)

  • List of the 10 most relevant publications in the field

  • An extended synopsis of the research plan for the proposed joint unit (5 pages max).

Evaluation of the candidates will be carried out by a joint Helmholtz Association and Inserm selection committee.

N.B.: Applications should be submitted electronically to both institutions.

Key dates:

Date of publication September 13th, 2010

Date of application December 3rd, 2010


Both Inserm and the Helmholtz Association are at your disposal to provide additional information and advice to potential candidates. For further information and advice, please contact:

Helmholtz Association


Contact person

Dr. Claudia Mayer

Staff Unit Strategy and Programs

Dr. Christine Tuffereau

Scientific Officer Department of Assessment and Programme Monitoring


Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280

D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany


101 Rue de Tolbiac

F-75013 Paris France





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