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Advanced Clincian Scientist Program iIMMUNE_ACS

Advanced Clinician Scientist Program iIMMUNE_ACS

Recent years have seen groundbreaking advances in immunomedicine, including immunotherapies for cancer, inflammation and infection. In order to bring the latest scientific knowledge in immunomedicine to patients quickly, research, teaching and patient care must be closely linked. Excellent physicians who work in both patient care and research play a decisive role in this. The BMBF-funded Advanced Clinician Scientist Program iIMMUNE_ACS (Interfaces in Immunomedicine) at the University Hospital Erlangen, Germany, offers ten research physicians the opportunity to conduct a research project in the field of immunomedicine and to receive training in patient-oriented immunomedicine at the German Centre for Immunotherapy (DZI). The funded Advanced Clinician Scientists (ACS) will contribute to the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in immunomedicine for autoimmune, inflammatory, infectious, degenerative and oncological diseases. Our Flyer



Here you find our application form.

For interns there will be a call for applications (next one planned in 2025).

External applications can be submitted at any time (fast-track procedure) - please do contact the program coordinator in advance to answer any questions you may have. Also, an employment relationship at the UK Erlangen and the support of the respective clinic director are required for a successful application.

Equal opportunities: iIMMUNE_ACS specifically supports applications from all genders.



  • you are or will soon be employed at the Uniklinikum Erlangen.
  • You have completed your specialist training or have registered for the specialist examination.
  • You have several years of experience with independent research and the acquisition of third-party funding as well as outstanding publications.
  • You submit a project outline for a research project in the field of immunomedicine.
  • You submit your application completely and on time.

The annual funding amount is €130,000 over a maximum period of 6 years and includes your own research leave (usually 50%).

No. However, applicants should have several years of experience with independent research and the acquisition of third-party funding as well as corresponding publications.


Please get in touch with us as soon as possible! A (guaranteed) employment relationship in one of the clinics of the Uniklinkum Erlangen is a prerequisite for participation in iIMMUNE_ACS. The program is very interested in external applications and will assist you in this process, including finding accommodation.


Contact details and further information


Dr. Jasmin Raufer
Telephone:  +49 9131 85-47421
E-Mail: iimmune.acs(at)

Program Director:

Prof. Beate Winner
Telephone:  +49 9131 85-42833
E-Mail: beate.winner(at)


Deputy Program Director:

Prof. Maximilian Waldner
Telephone:  +49 9131 85-45025
E-Mail: maximilian.waldner(at)