Junior Faculty

The Department of Biomedicine actively promotes careers of young investigators and encourage excellent researchers to apply at all stages.


SNF Professorial Fellowships (Eccellenza and SNF Starting Grant)
SNF Professorial Fellowship address young researchers who intend to pursue an academic career and wish to establish their own team to realise a research project at the DBM and the University of Basel.

SNSF Professors, SNSF Eccellenza Professorial & SNF Starting Grant Fellowship Recipients at the DBM:

For details on the upcoming round of applications, please consult our internal guidelines.


  • Jan Gründemann (2018) -> Professor am Deutschen Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Helmholtz, Bonn, D, since 2020
  • Carolyn King (2016) -> Research group leader DBM Basel, CH, since 2016
  • Eline Pecho-Vrieseling (2016) -> Research group leader DBM Basel, CH, since 2016
  • Nicola Aceto (2016) -> Professor ETH Zürich, CH, since 2020
  • Lukas Jeker (2014) -> Tenure Track Assistant Professor DBM Basel, since 2017
  • Roxane Tussiwand (2014) -> NIH investigator, USA, since 2019

These SNSF fellowships are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent research project at the DBM and develop their own research program. They are mentored by a DBM research group leader.

Current SNSF Ambizione SCORE fellows at the DBM:


  • Magdalena Filipowicz-Sinnreich (2017) -> Leitende Ärztin Liestal, CH, since 2020

ERC Starting Grants
ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. 

ERC Starting Grant holders at the DBM:


ERC Consolidator Grants
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. 

ERC Consolidator grants at the DBM:


  • Claudia Lengerke (2020) -> Ärztliche Direktorin Innere Medizin II am Universitätsklinikum und Medizinische Fakultät, Tübingen, D, since 2020


Insitutional Assistant Professorships
Institutional Assistant Professors are appointed based on a competitive open call for applications. 

Current Institutional Assistant Professors at the DBM: