Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Functional Genomics and Cell Biology

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Faculty of Medicine

Munich, Germany

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Functional Genomics and Cell Biology

commencing as soon as possible. The professorship is located in the Department of Physiological Chemistry, BioMedical Center (BMC), Faculty of Medicine, LMU Munich.

The professorship represents the field in research and teaching. The ideal candidate should develop and utilize functional genomics approaches to investigate the function of metabolites, genes, proteins and signaling networks using big-data, systems biology approaches. Genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolic and/or chemical-biological technologies, as well as the identification of genetic and molecular interactions using genome-wide screening approaches should be applied. Studies on epigenetics, gene transcription, DNA repair and protein-protein interactions in human, mammalian and other established genetic model organisms are topics that provide extensive collaboration possibilities on our campus. Due to the large amount of data typically generated and analyzed with systems biology approaches, robust expertise in the field of bioinformatics is desirable. Systems approaches in the context of cell biological and physiological questions, which enable the establishment and testing of experimental hypotheses and the identification of novel molecular mechanisms, are preferred. It is expected that the successful applicant will network extensively within the BMC and in existing research networks in Munich, as well as catalyzing new initiatives. A robust ability to secure third-party funds is expected.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assis-tance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application (curriculum vitae, scientific career, references, certificates, a list of publications and lectures, external funds) as well as a short application form (see to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bavariaring 19, 80336 Munich, Germany, no later than February 27th, 2020.

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