Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen

Full Professor (W2) in Cellular Mechanotransduction and Gravisensing

Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen

Aachen, Germany

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Full Professor (W2)
in Cellular Mechanotransduction and Gravisensing

Faculty of Medicine/German Aerospace Center (DLR)

We are jointly seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research at RWTH Aachen University and the non-university research institution (DLR) in the area of Cellular Mechanotransduction. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to a fixed 5-year term.

The applicant is appointed as W2 professor at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Medicine and, according to the “Jülicher Modell”, is granted leave of absence to lead a research group at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne within the Department of Gravitational Biology. Outstanding expertise in the area of Cellular Mechanotransduction, in particular via mechanosensitive ion channels, and in teaching is expected. Experience with pharmacological interventions and genetic screening as well as external funding, direction of research projects and international co-operations is desirable.

The professorship is intended to foster the collaboration between the Faculty of Medicine and the DLR. Interdisciplinary scientific co-operation with other departments and clinics of the Medical School, with the DLR research groups, with the research areas of the RWTH Aachen University including SFB TRR 57, SFB TRR 219, IRTG 2150, IZKF AACHEN, JARA, in particular with the focus area Translational Neuroscience and GRK 2415, with the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (IBMT) and with other technical disciplines are encouraged. In addition, an active commitment in the new medical student’s curriculum of the Medical Faculty (“Modellstudiengang Medizin Aachen”), in the curriculum of dentistry and the master program “Biomedical Engineering” is expected. The teaching obligation is two hours per week and semester.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential as well as experience in the professional management of scientific and technical employees. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching and a teaching portfolio. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der RWTH Aachen, Univ.-Prof. Dr. S. Uhlig,
Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen.

In addition, please complete the applicant’s questionnaire and the teaching portfolio that can be found under https://www.ukaachen.de/fuer-bewerber/stellenmarkt.html

You can also send your application via email to dekanat@ukaachen.de. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.

The deadline for applications is 12.01.2020.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

DLR is an employer that appreciates your commitment and promotes your development through a wide range of qualification and training opportunities. Its unique working environment offers you freedom of design and an incomparable infrastructure in which you can carry out your mission. Reconciling private life, family and career as well as equal opportunities for men and women are important components of our personnel policy.


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Full Professor (W2) in Cellular Mechanotransduction and Gravisensing