RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Junior Professor (W1) in mucosal infection biology

Medizinischen Fakultät der RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Junior Professor (W1)
in mucosal infection biology
with tenure-track option

Faculty of Medicine/Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of mucosal infection biology. The starting date is as soon as possible.

The applicant must demonstrate expertise in studying direct interactions or underlying mediators between microorganisms and mucosal tissues in the gastrointestinal tract based on experimental approaches in cell biology, immunology, microbiology, or bioinformatics. The position is located at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and must complement already existing expertise within the institute. We expect internationally recognized scientific contributions, funding, and teaching experience.

Interdisciplinary scientific cooperation with other departments and clinics of the Medical School, with the research areas of the RWTH Aachen University (such as SFB TRR 57, SFB TRR 219, and the IZKF-initiative “Gut-liver axis”), with the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, and with other research institutions of the Euregio (e.g. University of Maastricht) are encouraged. In addition, an active commitment in the new medical student’s curriculum of the Medical Faculty (“Modellstudiengang Medizin Aachen”) and the master program “Biomedical Engineering” is expected.

The W1-position will be upgraded to a permanent W2-Professorship after positive evaluation not later than 6 years after appointment.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an outstanding doctorate and an excellent publication record. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include a research concept and a teaching portfolio. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within 5 years.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV until June 20th, 2019 to:
Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der RWTH Aachen University, Univ.-Prof. Dr. S. Uhlig, Pauwelsstraße 30, D-52074 Aachen.

In addition, please complete the applicant’s questionnaire and the teaching portfolio that can be found under

You can also send your application via email to 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 June 20th, 2019.

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.


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Junior Professor (W1) in mucosal infection biology