Group Leader

CALL FOR CORE GROUP LEADERS (Senior or Junior, depending on current career status)

In January 2022, the new HCEMM headquarters, located at the Science Park in Szeged were officially inaugurated. The Incubator House will host the HCEMM Kft. Administration, six Core Research Groups and one additional Advanced Core Facilitiy. We offer several positions for Core Group Leaders who will set up and operate their research groups at the new Incubator House in Szeged, Hungary. Applications are sought for the establishment of Groups especially in the fields of Infectious Diseases and Immuno- Inflammatory Diseases. We are also looking for a Clinician (part time or full time) to participate in Biobanking efforts. Networking with the existing Groups will be an important aspect of the work of all additional Groups, please visit to learn more about them and their activities.

As a HCEMM Core Group Leader you will receive support in the form of your own competitive salary, considerable operational funds for five years to recruit a Senior (i.e. PostDoc) and Junior Group (i.e. student or technician) member and for the initial operational funding for your laboratory and the unique opportunity to design all aspects of your new work environment at the HCEMM headquarters. Adjunct status at the University of Szeged can be sought in order to have access to Graduate Schools and Graduate Programs.

You are a dynamic and interactive individual with bold ideas, have an excellent scientific track record and demonstrated experience in an area related to our four research pillars. It is expected that all Groups will solicit additional funding from academic and industrial sources in order to expand their research and development activities over time. We are particularly interested in Translational Research proposals with a clinical component that ultimately lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions realised in collaboration with the biomedical industry. Existing collaborations with the biomedical industry are an asset and should be described in detail in your application.

If you recognise yourself in this description, you may apply for one of the below THREE RESEARCH GROUP LEADER CATEGORIES:

• SENIOR GROUP LEADER (outstanding Ph.D. or M.D and post- doctoral records, as well as above average research achievements in the last 10 years). A clear vision for product development needs to be demonstrated in your application.

JUNIOR GROUP LEADER (generally 2-7 years international research experience after obtaining the Ph.D. or M.D. degree). A long-term view on the development of industrial interactions needs to be demonstrated in your application.

TRANSLATIONAL GROUP LEADER (a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent) and experience in work with industrial partners)


HCEMM is an inclusive, equal opportunity organisation, offering attractive working conditions and benefits appropriate for a cutting-edge research institute. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be positioned in the Incubator House, located at the Science Park of Szeged, Hungary. Relocation support for Group Leaders moving to Hungary may be available, depending on the individual circumstances.

An initial contract of 5 years will be offered to successful candidates; this is foreseen to be extended to a maximum of 9 years, subject to an external, independent, international review. The selected research groups will benefit from all advantages of an existing Partnership Agreement between HCEMM and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The offer will include a salary component Group Leaders will be able to participate in the design of the research infrastructure aspects of their laboratories as well, prior to arriving.


Please visit for more details on the HCEMM project in general and on the application and independent evaluation processes.

Applicants should download the “Application form” and, after filling it out, submit it as a single PDF file to .

Please add 3 recommendation letters by an internationally recognised key person or institute to be emailed to to the application.

For any further details, please also contact

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