Professorship (W3) for Biochemistry

Uniklinik Köln
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
November 15 2018
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The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, posts the position of a

Professorship (W3) for Biochemistry

As per the requirements outlined in § 36 of the Universities act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW). The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date. The professorship is part of the newly established Center for Biomedicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne. The joint structure of the center integrates theoretical institutes of the Faculty of Medicine to promote excellence and foster interdisciplinarity in research and teaching. The succesful canditat actively participates in biochemistry teaching for medical students. The primary objective of the new appointment is the development of an internationally competitive research programme that is strongly complementing the focus research areas of the Medical Faculty. Close interactions with Collaborative Research Centers and Research Units of the DFG on campus, the local Max Planck Institutes for Biology of Ageing and Metabolism Research, the Cologne Excellence Cluster CECAD, the Cologne Center for Genomics (CCG), the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) and the Center of Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) are expected.

The succesful candidate is expected to have an outstanding record of academic achievements in biochemistry. Scientific excellence and a particular commitment to teach medical students in the subject of Biochemistry and the motivation to actively contribute to the development of the model course of medicine of the Faculty of Medicine are presumed. The Faculty of Medicine seeks to appoint a candidate with an excellent track record in research and teaching. Social skills, the capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams and to apply successfully for thirdparty research funds are prerequisites. Further requirements for application include a postdoctoral lecturer qualification (Habilitation or equivalent) and academic teaching experience.

The University of Cologne is committed to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching. Applications of women are specifically appreciated. In case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framwork of the legal possibilities. The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disabilities laws. Candidates with disabilities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including publication list and a list of third-party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, research concept, teaching concept, teaching record, copies of credentials. Applications should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne and submitted via our Academic Job Portal ( not later than 31.12.2018.