HCEMM, the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine, is a rapidly growing National Laboratory. Our research groups work on topics related to Translational Medicine with a focus on Healthy Ageing. HCEMM has four major research pillars: (a) Immuno-Inflammatory Diseases; (b) Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases; (c) Genomic Instability and Cancer and (d) Infectious Diseases related to Co-Morbidities. HCEMM has three sites: the Semmelweis University (Budapest), the University of Szeged and the Biological Research Centre (Szeged) (for details of the already established groups see https://hcemm.eu). Our funding is provided by an E.U. Teaming Grant, received together with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL Heidelberg), co-funding by the HCEMM Owners, matching funds by national and international grants as well as funding under the Hungarian National Laboratory Funding program. For the newly recruited Group Leaders, considerable start-up funds will be provided. As part of the HCEMM-EMBL Partnership, the new research groups with get access to EMBLcore facilities, workshops and possibilities for collaborations with researchers within the EMBL network.
The aim of this call is to find excellent Junior Principal Investigators (PIs), who have received their doctoral degree within the last seven years and who want to be a part of something new and ground-breaking. We are searching for Junior Group Leaders to set up and operate their own research groups within the HCEMM program, joining our current research network of more than 80 researchers across 18 already established research groups.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic and interactive individual, willing to relocate to Hungary (if you don’t already work there), with bold ideas, excellent scientific track record, demonstrated research experience and a scientific focus in an area relevant to research pillars (see above). Applications with a clinical component are especially encouraged in this round.
Applicants, who have previously received any kind of national and/or international grants, are welcome to apply.
1) Please submit an initial Letter of Intent, which briefly describes your idea for a research topic (one single sided page, 12-pitch font) as well as a short CV, which includes scientific metrics and pointers, especially: ORCID-ID, Google Scholar h-factor and Research Gate h-factor and a short list of grants thus far received by you.
2) If we see a potential match, we will invite you to a two-day workshop (in person or online, depending on travel restrictions and your current location) to prepare you for the full application. Attendance of this workshop is mandatory to go on to the full application. Potential applicants will receive information about the workshop via e-mail.
3) Successful workshop participants should submit a full application, which will be externally reviewed, followed by an interview with our Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). The SAP will then provide a recommendation for candidates that should get an offer to join the HCEMM program.
The successful candidates will be hosted in state-of-the-art facilities at the HCEMM sites.
An initial contract of 4 years will be offered to successful candidates with a possibility of extension to maximum of 9 years, subject to an external, independent, international review. The positions will be affiliated with both the HCEMM and one of the above-mentioned host institutions. Successful candidates will receive an attractive remuneration package and will be employed by one of the host institutions. Moreover, the selected research groups will benefit from all advantages of the Partnership Agreement between HCEMM and EMBL.
In addition, group leaders are expected to apply for additional funding to support their programs from national and/or international sources (for information about Hungarian funding programs see https://nkifh.gov.hu/for-the-applicants/funding-schemes). Group Leaders are also expected to establish research collaborations with their colleagues at HCEMM and within the EMBL network.
Please visit https://www.hcemm.eu for more details about the HCEMM project and the “Application form” with additional information on the independent evaluation process.
HCEMM is an inclusive, 21st century, equal opportunity organisation, offering attractive working conditions and benefits appropriate to a translational medicine research institute. We value equity and diversity so female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted as a single pdf-file – letter of intent – and 3 letters of recommendation by internationally recognised key scientists or institutes to email@example.com by 12. July 2021.
The estimated dates for the workshop are August 2021 and for August-September 2021 for the interviews.
In case of questions, please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org