University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg)

Tenure-Track Professorship for signalling mechanisms of cell adhesion and invasion

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

The University of Freiburg has been granted 12 Tenure-Track Professorships from the Tenure-Track-Programme and now invites applications in the context of this programme for the

Tenure-Track Professorship for signalling mechanisms of cell adhesion and invasion

at the Faculty of Medicine in the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Division I.

This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered. It is to be filled as soon as possible.

This professorship is also suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The main research area should be in tumor cell biology and molecular pharmacology. The professorship shall strengthen the research profile of the Faculty of Medicine in tumor and cell biology with a focus on signal integration and regulation. Of central importance shall be mechanotransduction and signalling mechanisms in tumor heterogeneity as well as interactions with the tumor microenvironment. Development and establishment of 3D cell culture models combined with live cell microscopy is desirable. Active participation in teaching in the field pharmacology is a prerequisite. Strong cooperations with the Departments of Medicine, the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Cell Research as well as the Cluster of Excellence CIBSS (Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies) is expected.

Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree in Medicine, Biochemistry or Biology or similar subjects, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record.

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it can be extended by two years. Furthermore, the tenure procedure towards Full Professorship W 3 will be initiated after successful interim evaluation. The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure Track Professorships and agreed upon with the Ministry of Science ( ). As a prerequisite for granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W 3) (1) the requirements defined in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept have to be met and (2) the subject specific criteria determined by the Faculty of Medicine have to be met.

The University of Freiburg’s human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university. We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here. Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

To download the necessary application forms please refer to:

For further information please contact:,
Phone +49-761-270-84661/84620; Fax +49-761-270-84670;
Applications with all pertinent documents (incl. teaching experience) should be sent by e-mail: not later than December, 19th 2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, 79085 Freiburg, Germany.

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Procedure Governing Appointments to Professorships at the University of Freiburg, available under

Please apply via recruiter’s website.