Full Professorship (W3) in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Biology

open until filled
Natural Sciences, Pharmacology, Biotechnology
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology in Pharmacy for a
Full Professorship (W3) in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Biology
starting 01.08.2019.

Candidates should have their main research focus in the field of biotechnology and/or biologically active natural compounds.

The candidate is expected to have an internationally visible research profile, demonstrate successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding and an outstanding publication record in internationally renowned specialized journals. A high degree of commitment to participation on Research Training Group “GRK2158 Natural products and natural product analogues against therapy-resistant tumors and microorganism” as well as on national and international interdisciplinary projects, structured programs in addition to university administrative activities is expected.

Teaching and examination activities in the full range of pharmaceuti- cal biology and biotechnology are mandatory. Active participation in and a strong commitment to the State Examination course “Pharma- zie” (in German) and in the Master of Science course “Industrial Pharmacy” (in English) are compulsory.

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), an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply; they will be given preference in cases 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, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring 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 obtained at

Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes lists of all scientific publications and of competi- tively acquired third-party funding, and (3) a short statement of research and teaching interests in digital format.
Applications should be sent, as a single pdf file, citing reference number 17 B 18-3.1, to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ( The closing date for applications is 16.08.2018.

Please do not submit application materials in folders and be sure to send copies only, as documents will not be returned (they will be destroyed after the selection procedure has been completed).

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