The Department of Biology at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for the position of a University Professorship (W3) for Molecular Plant Physiology Code No. 421

We are looking for internationally recognized candidates whose research is molecularly and interdisciplinarily oriented. Possible research fields include: physiology of primary metabolism; genetic regulation and mechanisms of evolution; adaptation of plants to biotic and abiotic stress; plant immunity; plant-microbe interaction; functional aspects of plant systems.

The two main research areas of the department “Synthetic Biology” and/or “Radiation Response and Genome Stability” will be strengthened and expanded. The Department of Biology and the TU Darmstadt offer a stimulating and highly interdisciplinary research environment. Interactions with other natural and engineering sciences at the TU Darmstadt as well as within the RMU network are explicitly desired.

The candidate is expected to independently teach courses in Biology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) and Biomolecular Engineering (B.Sc. and M.Sc.). Teaching encompasses the entire scope of plant biology. Many courses in the master’s programs are taught in English.

A natural sciences university degree with a doctorate is required in addition to excellent scientific achievements together with didactic ability and willingness to participate in academic governance.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German “W-Besoldung” and subject to negotiations between the applicant and the university directorate. The regulations for employment are specified under §§67 and 68 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

Candidates should direct their application to the Dean of the Department of Biology, Schnittspahnstr. 10, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany ( Please include the code number of the position you apply for. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, a synopsis of research and teaching activities, a research and teaching statement and lists of publications, cooperations and funding as a single pdf.

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Application deadline: August 15, 2022

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