The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), invites applications for a
Professorship (f/m) (W1, tenure track to W2)
for Translational Metabolism Research
as per the requirements outlined in § 36 of the Universities act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG-NRW). The position will be filled at the earliest possible date.
The successful candidate will be appointed as W1 professor at the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Preventive Medicine at University of Cologne and granted leave to serve as scientific group leader at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the German Aerospace Center in Köln-Porz. With the :envihab (http://www.dlr.dr/envihab, the institute offers) unique opportunities for state-of-the-art research on human metabolism.
The University of Cologne and the DLR strive to further strengthen and integrate their scientific activities in the field of metabolism research. In addition, interdisciplinary research programs at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine shall be extended. The successful candidate will coordinate these activities. Our goal is to translate mechanism-oriented metabolic research to targeted measures maintaining a healthy lifespan in space and on earth.
The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding record of academic and scien¬tific achievements in the field of metabolic research which can be applied to aerospace medicine as well as to the clinical setting. She or he is internationally renowned and established in this research field. Expertise in methods to measure insulin sensitivity as well as oxidative metabolism and the characterization of respective basic mechanisms in humans are strictly required. A background on the effect of physical activity and other interventions on metabolism are desired. Since the candidate will have a bridging function to cellular and animal metabolic research of the University of Cologne, a background in these disciplines is also welcome.
The candidate should have a postdoctoral qualification, experience in teaching of students and the willingness to engage in developing our new study program, as well as contribute to further study programs and graduate school programs of the Medical Faculty.
The professorship is initially limited for three years with the possibility of an extension of further three years after a successful evaluation during the third year. A second evaluation will be done at the end of the fifth year and, if successful, will lead to a tenured position.
The teaching load is four hours per week during the teaching period in the first time interval and five hours per week during the teaching period in the second time interval.
The University of Cologne and the German Aerospace Center are committed to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching, especially in leading positions. Applications of women are specifically appreciated. In the 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 and the German Aerospace Center are equal opportunity employers in compliance with the German disabilities laws. Candidates with disabilities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred in the case of equal qualifications, competence, and specific achievements.
Applications (in English) should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, 50924 Köln. Please only apply online via https://berufungen.uni-koeln.de no later than 31.10.2018.
The application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a list of third party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, teaching record, teaching concept, research concept including a detailed plan how the specific research activities will be implemented into existing research areas and expertise at the DLR as well as the medical faculty, and copies of credentials und records. In addition, a vision regarding applications in aerospace medicine should be included.