RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)

Junior Professor (W1, tenure track) in Plant Molecular Systems Biology Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany

Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Junior Professor (W1, tenure track)

in Plant Molecular Systems Biology

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences



This is a junior professorship appointment with a tenure track career path towards a  professorship. The position is funded by the Tenure Track Program of the German federal and state governments. This call for applications is therefore particularly targeted at early career researchers. For further information about the tenure track process, please visit

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Plant Molecular Systems Biology. The starting date is winter semester 2020/21. A research focus of the Biology Department at the RWTH Aachen University is integrated Bioeconomy. A position in the Systems Biology of plant stress responses, for example in the area of epigenetic regulation of plant-microbe interactions, has therefore been created. Interdisciplinary cooperation with other disciplines in the RWTH Aachen, the faculty and its departments, other faculties and Forschungszentrum Jülich is particularly desireable. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish an independent, internationally acclaimed research profile. Teaching responsibilities include participation in Plant Sciences as part of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes in Biology and Molecular Biotechnology and the theoretical and practical education in the area of Plant Systems Biology.

Participation in the planned M.Sc. programme ‘Computational Life Science’ and in academic self administration is expected.

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

Experience with modern -omics technologies with a view to modelling regulatory networks is desireable.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

der Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften

der RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Honerkamp

52056 Aachen


In addition, please complete the questionnaire, accessible at

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The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender. 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, tenure track) in Plant Molecular Systems Biology Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences