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Professorship in Microbial Biotechnology
(grade W2 of German university scale, Jülicher Modell)

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Centre) are seeking to expand their expertise in microbiology at the earliest possible date. We invite applications for a Professorship in Microbial Biotechnology (grade W2 of German university scale, Jülicher Modell).

We are seeking an individual who has achieved international recognition in the field of microbial biotechnology, proven by relevant publications in international scientific journals. The candidate should combine basic and applied research with established and new model microorganisms including synthetic biology approaches. Successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding must be demonstrated. Furthermore, serious commitment to participate in university-level teaching and university administrative activities is expected. International research experience as well as experience in
academic self-governance is desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate closely within Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The research focus of the successful candidate should expand the
scientific focus of the research area “Systemic Microbiology” of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences 1: Biotechnology at Forschungszentrum Jülich as well as strengthen the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) and core research areas of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich-Heine-University. Adequate participation in teaching activities of the department of biology is expected on all academic levels.

Conditions for employment are, in addition to general administrative conditions in accordance with § 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Act (Gesetz über die Hochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen), either a Habilitation or similar achievements and exceptional scientific performance in the mentioned fields.

Applications by female candidates are strongly encouraged; they will be given preference in case of equal aptitude, ability, and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch)
are encouraged.

At Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf all appointments are offered also on a part-time basis, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases that require full-time employment.

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). Further information can be found at

Your application including a CV, publication list, record of teaching experience, list of acquired third-party funding and a short statement of previous and planned research projects should be submitted
electronically (in a single PDF document) by 01.03.2017, citing reference number 02 B 17-3.1, to:

The Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Professor Dr. Martin Mauve