Professorship (W2) for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Cologne
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
March 29 2019
Organization Type

The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, posts the position of a

Professorship (W2) for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

(tenure track, temporary, with option for consolidation in case of positive evaluation)

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 successful candidate actively participates in biochemistry and molecular biology teaching for medical students. The primary objective of the new appointment is the development of an internationally competitive research program that strongly enhances and complements the focus research areas of the Medical Faculty. The prospective candidate is expected to develop close co-operations with the local Max Planck Institutes for Biology of Ageing and metabolism, UoC located Collaborative Research Centers and/or Research Units, the Cologne Excellence Cluster CECAD, the Cologne Center for Genomics (CCG), Biochemistry of the Science Faculty, the Center of Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) and Metabolism Research and the Research Center Jülich.

The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding record of academic achievements in biochemistry, molecular and/or cell biology. Scientific excellence and a particular commitment to teach medical, dental, biochemistry and neurosciences 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 third-party research funds are prerequisites. Further requirements for application include a postdoctoral lecturer qualification (Habilitation or equivalent) extensive academic teaching experience and mastering of the German language.

The University of Cologne is committed to increase the percentage of women in research. Applications of women are specifically appreciated. In case of equal qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework 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, a publication list and a list of third-party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, concepts of research and teaching, 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 ( no later than 12.05.2019.