Junior Professorship of Systems Biotechnology
TU Braunschweig

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technische Universität Braunschweig invites applications for a

Junior Professorship in “Systems Biotechnology” (W1 with Tenure Track W2)

funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (”WISNA”) to start as soon as possible.

The junior professor joins the Institute of Biochemical Engineering and will actively involve in the interdisciplinary Carolo-Wilhelmina-Research Centres „Braunschweig Integrated Centre for Systems Biology“ (BRICS) and „Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering “ (PVZ).

The junior professor in systems biotechnology shall focus her or his research on experimental methods aiming at a quantitative description of biotechnological production or application systems for pharmaceutical products.

The applicants should develop unique expertise in at least two of the following research fields:

  • metabolomics analytics utilizing coupled mass spectrometric methods,
  • metabolic engineering, or
  • profiling of metabolic networks.

In addition, the junior professor will contribute teaching mainly to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, particularly in specialized subjects on MSc level. In addition, the junior professor will actively strive for third party funding.

We are seeking scientists with a very good dissertation in biochemical engineering or similar fields and excellent publication record during the PostDoc phase. International experience is highly desired.

The junior professor´s initial appointment is limited to three years. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended by three more years. In accordance with the tenure track statues of TU Braunschweig, the appointment will be tenured at the level W2 after a positive final evaluation. The requirements of the position are defined in Section 30 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz).

With almost 20,000 students and 3,700 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.

We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.

Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Applications from international scientists are welcome. A part-time appointment may be possible on request.

Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

For more information, please contact the Head of the Appointment Committee, Prof. Dr. Georg Garnweitner, Tel. +49 (0) 531 391-9615.

Please send your written application until May 31st, 2020 indicating the reference number 2020_f4_W005 and including the appropriate documentation (pdf-file, max. 50 MB, curriculum vitae, copies of grades and titles, list of publications and lecture courses, list of third-party funds acquired with project identification or industrial project responsibilities, and a brief description of the research and teaching concept) by e-mail to berufungen@tu-braunschweig.de (adressed to TU Braunschweig, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietzel, Schleinitzstraße 20, 38106 Braunschweig).

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