Scientific activities / projects

Improving Health Span in Space and on Earth

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Duration of contract

3 years or up to 5 years in case of further medical specialty training


corresponding to the task

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Your mission:

The DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine conducts interdisciplinary biomedical and psychological research. Our goal is to improve human health span and performance in space, in aviation, and on earth. The Institute with its unique research facility :envihab (environmental habitat) is an internationally leading center for integrative life science research using innovative ideas to meet central current and future challenges in medicine.

We wish to recruit three Research Physicians for the Departments of

  • Cardiovascular Aerospace Medicine
  • Sleep and Human-Factors Research
  • Muscle and Bone Metabolism

We offer:

  • an innovative interdisciplinary environment with unique research possibilities in aerospace medicine
  • a responsible position in an interdisciplinary team
  • further medical training opportunities (e.g. specialist for physiology)
  • adequate payment
  • additional specialty or subspecialty training as arranged with nearby cooperating clinical departments

Your tasks:

  • providing medical care for patients and test persons
  • designing, planning , and evaluating various human research studies
  • conducting sophisticated studies involving patients and test persons in the respective research field
  • participating in research projects of the Institute
  • active participation in further training
  • publication of research results

We expect clinical and scientific expertise in medical specialties corresponding to your department of interest, for instance: internal medicine, high altitude physiology, pneumology, anesthesiology, cardiovascular medicine, sleep physiology, endocrinology, orthopedics, radiology, or emergency medicine.

Your qualifications:

  • a completed degree in medicine (M.D.) is a prerequisite as is a license to practice medicine in Germany (Approbation)
  • high commitment to the job
  • high interest in interdisciplinary teamwork
  • working experience in statistical analytical software desirable
  • good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy puts great value on a healthy work-life balance as well as equal opportunities for men and women. Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

Technical contact

Prof. Dr. med. Jens Jordan
Institute of Aerospace Medicine

Phone: +49 2203 601-3115

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