Full Professor (W 3) (f/m/d) of Pharmacology with focus on Immunopharmacology

Universität Heidelberg
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg (DE)
Closing date
Oct 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology
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The Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, offers the position of a

Full Professor (W 3) (f/m/d) of Pharmacology

with focus on Immunopharmacology

The successful candidate should have a distinguished record of qualifications and accomplishments in all areas of pharmacology with a focus on immunopharmacology including research, teaching and administration. He/she will be appointed chairperson of the Department of Pharmacology / Immunopharmacology at the Mannheim Institute for Innate Immunoscience (MI3).

As an independent principle investigator, the candidate should have international visibility in immunopharmacology documented by high-ranking publications, a strong record of successful extramural funding, and international collaborations. He/she should pursue innovative scientific and methodological approaches in immunopharmacology and should strengthen the cross-sectional area "Inflammation Medicine, Immunology, and Immunotherapies" of the faculty. The applicant should preferentially have a scientific profile in the field of immunopharmacology and novel drug therapies of inflammatory diseases and/or of cancer. Emphasis should be placed on drug manipulation of innate immune cell activity, interaction of innate immune cells with the acquired immune system, and tissue-specific control mechanisms.

The successful candidate is further expected to actively participate in the Mannheim Institute for Innate Immunoscience (MI3) with its preclinical and clinical immunology-oriented departments as well as to collaborate with the four existing faculty research areas, i.e. oncology, vascular biology and medicine, translational neuroscience (especially neuroinflammation), and medical systems technologies, and with the Center of Preventive Medicine and Digital Health Baden-Württemberg. Active participation in the DFG-funded RTG2727 "Innate Immune Checkpoints in Cancer and Tissue Damage", in the CRC1366 "Vascular Control of Organ Function" and in the lighthouse project "Synthetic Immunology" of the Heidelberg Mannheim Health and Life Science Alliance is welcome. In addition, he/she is expected to take an active role in the application for novel extramurally funded collaborative research programs.

Within the framework of MaReCuM, the restructured modular medical curriculum of the faculty, the successful applicant takes full responsibility for teaching the subject "Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy".

Requirements for the application are a completed university degree, a qualified doctorate and, according to § 47 Abs. 2 of the Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg, a habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or a comparable academic qualification. Internationally visible, excellent achievements in research and teaching, relevant leadership experience, successful acquisition of extramural funding and didactic competence are expected as well as collaborative and leadership skills and commitment to academic self-administration. Applications from physicians, natural scientists or veterinarians are equally welcome. Completed board-certified training in pharmacology is an advantage.

The position is available permanently. If general civil servant eligibility and budgetary conditions are fulfilled, direct appointment to a permanent civil servant status can be made.  

Applications with the usual documents are to be submitted exclusively in electronic form - in accordance with the "Applicant Guide Format Template" and the "Applicant Form" of the Mannheim Medical Faculty for W3 professorships (see https://www.umm.uni-heidelberg.de/karriere/berufung/) - to Prof. Dr. med. Sergij Goerdt, Dean of the Mannheim Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg, Mannheim University Medical Center, until October 9, 2022 publication of this advertisement.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at www.uni-heidelberg.de/en/job-market.

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