Professorship “Molecular Organismal Biology- (f/m/d)

Universität Heidelberg
69117 Heidelberg
30 Mar 2023
01 May 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Faculty of Biosciences at Heidelberg University invites applications for the


Professorship “Molecular Organismal Biology” (f/m/d)

Open rank: tenure track W1 or tenured W3



at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) to be occupied at the next possible date.


The successful candidate (f/m/d) shall support and expand research activities of COS by addressing fundamental questions in molecular organismal biology, in particular, related to developmental physiology in genetically tractable animal models such as zebrafish, medaka or fly. The successful candidate will develop an innovative research program that promotes collaboration with colleagues at COS and the Heidelberg life science community. The successful candidate will integrate into existing research consortia and/or participate in initiatives to create new collaborative networks (excellence clusters, CRCs). The professorship will contribute to teaching in the biosciences within the study programmes Bachelor “Biowissenschaften”, Bachelor ”Biologie 50%” (Lehramt) and Master of Molecular Biosciences.


COS is a vibrant research center dedicated to elucidating the development, physiology and evolution of plants and animals using molecular biology, cell biology and genetics. COS comprises 24 independent research groups and offers excellent conditions for research and teaching in an international environment. Our work is supported by the CellNetworks Core Technology Platform (Deep Sequencing, Nikon Imaging Center, electron microscopy and Metabolomics). A detailed description of the research and teaching activities of COS is available on the COS webpage


The professorship is open to candidates on both entry levels (tenure track W1 or tenured W3). A tenure track professorship (W1) will initially be limited to six years and, following a positive tenure evaluation, will be converted to a permanent W3 full professorship. The evaluation statute is available on


In accordance with Article 51 (Higher Education Act of the state Baden-Württemberg), the appointment to a tenure track professorship requires a completed degree, an excellent doctorate and pedagogical aptitude, which has generally been proven through teaching experience. If you spent time employed as a research assistant (before or after your doctorate), this employment and the period of your doctoral studies combined should not exceed six years. The appointment to a full professorship additionally requires either a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship, or equivalent qualifications (Article 47, Higher Education Act).


Please submit your application including the application form, CV, publication and third-party funding lists, teaching experience, previous research activities, future research projects and references with contact details in a single PDF to the dean of the Faculty of Biosciences at Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany,, no later than 30.04.2023.


Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at


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