Goals of JLU-CAREER
The JLU Clinician Scientist Program in Biomedical Research (JLU-CAREER) is funded by the German Research Council (DFG) from 2019 until 2021. By providing additional physician´s positions as a substitute for JLU-CAREER participants actively undertaking research, it will ascertain dedicated and secured time and supreme supervision on a given research project, an expedited clinical training, participation in a mentoring-program and qualification in a modular designed educational program. JLU-CAREER will be open for applicants from all over the world, who seek for an excellent clinical training and an attractive scientific environment and project.
JLU-CAREER is focused on the three research areas (RAs) „Imbalanced Inflammation & Infection“, „Fibrotic Repair & Remodelling“ and „Cancer Evolution & Progression“, which also represent the scientific focus and expertise of the Faculty of Medicine of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (JLU). In these RAs, JLU-CAREER aims at identification of molecular pathomechanisms underlying a large number of most compromising and devastating diseases, among them leading causes of worldwide mortality and morbidity. These RAs also offer unique chances for generating new conceptual frameworks for the mechanistic understanding of these diseases. Ultimately, the discovery of common and perpetually aggravating pathogenic mechanisms, mutual interferences and signaling pathways will be translated into novel therapeutic strategies.