Molecular Biosystems Professor position, Munich, Germany

July 2, 2012 § Leave a comment


The Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Molecular Biosystems (6 years/tenure track)

commencing as soon as possible.  [They are looking either for outstanding post-docs or for established PI’s.]

The successful candidate will represent the emerging field of molecular biosystems in research and teaching. He/she will be located on the campus Großhadern/Martinsried in the southwest of Munich, and will be affiliated with the LMU Gene Center, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and the new Research Center for Molecular Biosystems.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the quantitative and mechanistic investigation of biological systems, and will complement and extend existing research activities in Munich. The newly appointed professor will have a strong, biomedically relevant and internationally visible research program in the broad area of genomic and cellular regulation and deregulation, preferably in higher eukaryotes. He/she will be active in the development of quantitative experimental and theoretical methods to describe biological systems. Active participation in local research networks such as national clusters of excellence in research, research network grants, and international graduate schools is desirable.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree, teaching skills at university level, additional academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years it may be converted to tenure pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s aptitude for teaching and research as well as the candidate’s pedagogical and personal aptitude if all legal conditions are met. In exceptional cases involving candidates with outstanding qualifications who have already established an active research group, a tenured position may be offered from the outset.

Candidates for this position should be aged 51 or under at the time of appointment. Exceptions thereto may be considered in the case of outstanding candidates.

The LMU is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of female faculty members. Therefore, female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply for this professorship. The LMU supports dual career couples. Information concerning equality of treatment may be obtained from the women’s representative of the faculty ( Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, a short research summary and proposal, a summary of teaching experience, and a list of publications and invited lectures as a single pdf-file and in printed form to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität, Butenandtstr. 5-13, 81377 Munich, Germany, email:, no later than 30 September 2012. Informal enquiries may be sent to Professor Patrick Cramer.

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