Professorship (W2, tenure track) for Tumor Metabolism

Professorship (W2, tenure track) for Tumor Metabolism

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Medical Faculty of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position starting at the earliest possible date:

Professorship (W2, tenure track) for Tumor Metabolism

at the “Frankfurt Cancer Institute – Molecular Mechanisms of Therapy Response to Tumor Diseases and Development of Individual Tumor Therapies”. This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track-Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (BLP-TT).

The initial tenure-track appointment as professor (civil servant or equivalent salaried employee) is for six years according to § 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG). Candidates should not have obtained their PhD at Goethe-University Frankfurt or should have worked as a researcher at an external institution for at least two years after their PhD. The doctorate should not date back to more than four years, in case of a completion of residency not more than seven years. Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W3).

The “Frankfurt Cancer Institute” is funded by the state of Hesse as part of the Landesoffensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE) and aims to elucidate molecular mechanisms of pathophysiology and treatment response to cancer by using an intelligent combination of molecular profiling, mechanistic research and clinical evaluation. Partners in the center are the scientific and clinical departments of the Medical Faculty of the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, the-Georg-Speyer-Haus – Institute of Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute in Langen. Further information on the LOEWE Center “Frankfurt Cancer Institute” can be found at

The professorship is initially located at the Georg-Speyer-Haus, Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy (Director: Prof. Dr. Florian R. Greten, We are looking for a scientist with internationally proven experience in the field of tumor metabolism in the context of the tumor microenvironment. The applicant is expected to have a high level of academic qualification with international publication performance, proof of effective and modern teaching and continuing education experience and a high degree of scientific commitment.

Goethe-University is committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourages women to apply. Applications of scientists from abroad are explicitly requested. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments and the BLP-TT, please see:

Scientists who are excellently qualified in research and teaching and who can prove internationally visible research achievements are invited to submit their applications, written in accordance with the guidelines of the Medical Faculty (preferably as a single PDF-document) until 31 January 2019 to the Dean of the Medical Faculty of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, D-60590 Frankfurt am Main, E-Mail: Application documents will not be returned after the procedure has been completed. Specific application guidelines can be found at:

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Professorship (W2, tenure track) for Tumor Metabolism