W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track) for Pathogen-induced Lung Injury and Repair

Justus Liebig University Giessen

Giessen, Germany

The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), is currently establishing the Institute for Lung Health (ILH) and invites applications for the

W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track) for Pathogen-induced Lung Injury and Repair
as of now.

The position is offered for a period of six years pursuant to § 64 Para. 3 and 4 HHG. According to § 64 Para. 3 HHG, the applicant should have gained a doctoral degree at an institution of higher education other than JLU or have been in academic employment at an institution other than JLU for at least two years after conferral of a doctoral degree. The duration of said post-doctoral employment may not exceed four years or, in the case of successful completion of further academic training pursuant to § 62 Para. 6 HHG, may not exceed seven years. In the case of successful completion of the six-year W1 position, which is to be assessed in an evaluation procedure pursuant to § 64 Para. 2 HHG, the appointment will be converted into a permanent W2 professorship.

The professorship is associated with the Chair of Infectious Diseases of the Lung. The successful candidate will establish and lead her/his own research group, be in charge of graduate students during their PhD studies and generally represent the field in research and education. The topic includes analysis of regeneration processes in the lung after infectious/inflammatory damage on molecular and cell biological levels, with the aim of developing novel therapeutic approaches. In the course of academic employment at the JLU, the successful acquisition of external funding will be expected. Applicants are expected to cooperate with the local and national research consortia (SFB1213 “Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale”, SFB-TR84 “Innate Immunity of the Lung”, KFO309 “Virus-induced Lung Injury”, SFB1021 “RNA Viruses”, the Excellence Cluster “Cardio-Pulmonary Institute” (www.ECCPS.de), and the German Centers for Lung Research (DZL; www.DZL.de) and for Infection Research (DZIF; www.DZIF.de).

Applicants are expected to have an internationally recognized scientific track record in the field as well as technological expertise relevant to the field (such as transgenic animal models, next generation sequencing, single cell analysis etc.). The ability for interdisciplinary work is a prerequisite. First experiences with the acquisition of external funding are desirable.

Applicants are required to have an excellent academic degree in natural sciences or medicine as well as a doctoral degree with excellent grades. We also request teaching experience as well as documented pedagogical abilities.

The ILH is a unique and novel institute supported by federal and state funding, operated under the umbrella of the DZL with its Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (UGMLC) site and located at the JLU. A new research building harboring this institute will be constructed at the Biomedical Research Campus of the JLU, hosting the Biomedical Research Center Seltersberg building, the Excellence Cluster Cardio Pulmonary Institute building, and the Center for Infection and Genomics of the Lung building. In this vibrant environment of internationally renowned basic and translational lung research, the ILH will focus on the parenchymal/vascular compartment in lung physiology and disease, with “Resilience, Remodeling, Repair and Regeneration (R4)” as joint topics.

JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) including a full CV, a publication list, proposal for a cutting-edge research program to be integrated into the conceptual frame of the new institute and documentation of teaching experience to: The President of the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number K-19/19. Applications must be received by January 24th, 2020 at the latest.
Applicants are encouraged additionally to fill in one of the forms listed under http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/fb11/dekanat/dekanat/ref1 (Bewerbungsbogen – application form).
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at http://www.inst.uni-giessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt-englisch.pdf. Please only submit copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed. In addition, please send your documentation in digital form, if possible.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.