Open Call: White Space available

Open call for applications: Laboratory space for independent junior group leaders in the CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne, Germany

The Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated diseases (CECAD) aims to unravel the common molecular mechanisms underlying lifespan regulation and aging-associated diseases. The CECAD Research Center has been inaugurated in 2013 as a focal point for aging research in Europe and brings together leading research groups from the natural science and the medical faculties of the University of Cologne.

The CECAD Research Center seeks independently funded junior research groups to join the highly innovative and successful scientific community on the Cologne campus. The laboratories in the CECAD Research Center offer basic equipment in a modern state-of-the-art research facility with access to in-house core facilities including imaging, proteomics, lipidomics, bioinformatics, and in vivo research facility.

Applicants require independent funding of their junior research group by a competitive program such as the European research council (ERC), the Emmy-Noether program of the DFG, the Max-Eder-Program of the German cancer aid, or the NRW-Rückkehrerprogramm.

The call is continuously open until the available space has been filled. Please send your proposal including CV and research statement to the CECAD Central office, Joseph-Stelzmanstr. 26, 50931 Köln (

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schermer CECAD

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schermer

Managing Director,
Principal Investigator Nephrolab Cologne

+49 221 478 890 30


CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Cologne