University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen)

Full Professor (W3) of Microbiome-Host Interaction (Scientist or Physician)

Medizinische Fakultät der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Tübingen, Germany

The University Medical Center Tübingen is part of the University of Excellence Tübingen.
It provides medical services at the highest level and covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine, research, teaching and clinical care.

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2124 “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections” at the Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine as a

Full Professor (W3) of Microbiome-Host Interaction (Scientist or Physician)

The position is due to commence at the end of 2020.

EXC 2124 studies functional interactions in complex microbial communities, the microbiomes, with emphasis on bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance. It is a world-leading interdisciplinary research institution awarded as a Cluster of Excellence by the German Excellence Strategy. EXC 2124 combines more than 40 laboratories at the University of Tübingen, the University Hospital Tübingen, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in a stimulating, highly interactive research environment, covering molecular, ecological, immunological, compound-focused, computational, and clinical research.

A successful candidate is expected to have a documented record of internationally competitive research related to the cluster themes and of acquisition of substantial extramural research funding. Research themes may address but are not restricted to microbiome imaging or tissue engineering approaches, mucosal immunity, or pathobiont exclusion mechanisms in mammalian model systems. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2124 and to further research networks of the German Research Foundation and the German Center for Infection Research. Both, basic and translational approaches are welcome. For further information on EXC 2124 please visit:

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The new professor is expected to teach in the life science study programs related to the cluster of excellence themes. During the EXC 2124 funding period the position comes with a significantly reduced teaching load.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany.

Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

The German-language advertisement is the sole legally binding advertisement of this position.

Please submit your entire application using the web-based application platform The deadline for applications is February 20th, 2020.

Enquiries may be directed to the vice-dean.

Vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen
Professor Dr. med. Diethelm Wallwiener
Geissweg 5
72076 Tübingen, GERMANY

Research-related inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Dirk Kraus (

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Full Professor (W3) of Microbiome-Host Interaction (Scientist or Physician)