University of Würzburg

Associate Professorship (W2) for Tumor Systems Biology

Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany

The Biocenter of Julius-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg invites applications for

Associate Professorship (W2) for Tumor Systems Biology

The tenure track appointment as associate professor is immediately available. The contract is initially limited to six years.

The position is as the leader of a research group at the Biocenter at the University of Würzburg (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Professor Martin Eilers

We expect the group leader to be the head of an active research program which focuses on central system-oriented questions in tumor-biology using current high-throughput methods. Therefore, candidates must have a significant amount of experience in genome-wide methods (i.e. Next Generation Sequencing techniques) and/or genetic screens with sh/gRNA libraries. Fundraising through competitive third-party projects is required. We further expect active participation in structuring future research initiatives with previously established groups at the university.

A primary task of the professor includes teaching biochemistry to medical students. The future associate professor will also have an active role in the establishment of the new Bachelor and Master programs of Biomedicine and Molecular Oncology. Therefore, experience in teaching research-oriented courses to medical students is preferred.

Requirements for hiring include holding a degree in biology, medicine or human biology as well as an M.D. or Ph.D. to show sufficient scientific qualifications, additionally, habilitation (lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement, whether outside of academia or in the context of a junior professorship.

Due to the Higher Education Act of the State of Bavaria (BayHSchPG Art.10.3) candidates older than 52 years cannot be hired. Exceptions can be made only in urgent circumstances.

Due to the legal requirements for public servants it is possible to be appointed as a civil servant indefinitely. If the professor was already a member of a university, this change is only allowed in special cases.

The University of Würzburg aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply. In the case of exactly equal scientific qualifications, preference will be given to disabled applicants.

The university puts a strong emphasis on intensive training of undergraduate and graduate students and expects active participation in teaching. Including development of innovative didactic concepts and new content, the application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. Particular emphasis will be on biochemistry for medical students and on the new study courses “biomedicine” and “molecular oncology”.

You can find further information on required documentation in our application guidelines at The German-language advertisement is the sole legally binding advertisement of this position and can be found at and in print in “Forschung & Lehre 10/19”

Please submit your entire application (with the requested documents and a two-paged research plan) by 27th October 2019 to:

Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Würzburg
Herrn Professor Dr. M. Frosch
Josef-Schneider-Straße2, Haus D7
97080 Würzburg

Please apply via recruiter’s website.