Professor of Biochemistry of Cellular Systems
University of Tubingen Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Tenure-Track Professor of Biochemistry of Cellular Systems (m/f/d)

Faculty of Science, Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Application deadline : 15.01.2021

The Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Science at the University of Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for the position of

Tenure-Track Professor of Biochemistry of Cellular Systems (m/f/d)

Starting date: April 1, 2021.

A successful candidate for this position will strengthen the education of students in all Biochemistry programs and conduct research in the area of biochemistry of cellular systems. The faculty position will be affiliated with the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB). 

Applications are welcome from outstanding individuals who have a proven international record of excellent research and successfully acquired competitive third-party funding. The IFIB expects the successful candidate to pursue a rigorous research agenda (hypothesis-driven) directed towards obtaining mechanistic insights into cellular processes.

A willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other research groups of the IFIB and existing research consortia at the University of Tübingen is required. Active participation in the self-administrative duties of the department is expected.

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis in a pertinent field, recognizable potential for internationally visible publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, successful grant applications, and teaching experience.

Applicants for a tenure-track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Those who have completed a habilitation will be excluded.

Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review under the following link: There you can also find information on this employment category. The position has a teaching load of four to six teaching hours per week.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference. 

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, certificates/diplomas) as well as a teaching statement and research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form ( should be sent by email as a single PDF-file (max. 10 MB) to the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, József Fortágh, University of Tübingen, Germany (careerspam by January 15, 2021. Enquiries may be directed to this address.

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