University Hospital of Cologne

Professorship (W3) for Translational Immune Oncology

Uniklinik Köln

Cologne, Germany

The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, posts the position of a

Professorship (W3) for Translational Immune Oncology

as per the requirements outlined in § 36 of the Universities act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW). The position is initially offered until September 30th, 2024. The professorship may become tenured.

The professorship is part of the Cancer Research Center Cologne Essen (CCCE), which connects the outstanding North Rhine-Westphalian university hospitals, medical faculties and cancer centers in Essen and Cologne in the field of cancer medicine and cancer research. The joint research structures of the center aim to develop a deeper understanding of individual disease processes and, through these findings, quickly achieve improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer diseases.

The primary objective of the new position is to expand the strong clinical immunotherapy programs at the medical faculty and university hospital of Cologne with a preclinical-translational research facility with its own innovative concepts and the acceleration of their clinical application. Applicants should therefore ideally have experience in setting up appropriate structures to transfer the results of basic research into the clinic. The successful candidate is expected to focus his/her research on immunological mechanisms of relevance for the development of innovative cellular and non-cellular immunotherapies, which ideally will be transferred to early phases of clinical trials. The professorship will cooperate closely with the nosological focal points at the university hospital of Cologne and will be closely integrated into the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) and the cooperative projects (Collaborative Research Centers, Clinical Research Units) in the medical faculty’s main research focus “Tumor Biology, Infection and Immunity”.
Applicants should be internationally recognized personalities in the field of tumor immunology. Social skills, a team-oriented working style and the ability to successfully raise third-party funds are required. Formal requirement for the application is a postdoctoral lecturer qualification (habilitation) or comparable achievements in research and teaching.

The University of Cologne is committed to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching. Applications of women are specifically appreciated. In case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disabilities laws. Candidates with disabilities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including publication list and a list of third-party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, research concept and copies of credentials. Applications should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne and submitted via our Academic Job Portal (">* no later than 12.06.2019.

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