Professor (W3) „Plant Biochemistry"

Professor (W3) „Plant Biochemistry"

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Halle (Saale), Germany

The Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg seeks to fill the position of

Professor (W3) „Plant Biochemistry

The successful candidate will represent the discipline of plant biochemistry in both research and teaching. The candidate should have a proven track record of international excellence in a topical research area of plant biochemistry, as evidenced by high ranking publications and external grant funding. Plant science is a current strongpoint of the University, and the candidate is expected to contribute to and expand this area. A leading role in new collaborative research initiatives and cooperation with the local non-university plant research institutes would be desirable. The post is very well equipped in a stimulating environment, with ample opportunities for collaboration.

Teaching duties include the training of students in plant biochemistry and related disciplines through both lectures and laboratory courses in a Bachelor/Master framework, and the candidate is expected to represent the entire discipline. Participation in other academic and administrational duties within the Department is also expected.

The Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg strives to promote equal opportunities in science. Due to the fact that females and handicapped persons are under-represented in science, the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg seeks to increase the percentage of female and handicapped scientists and encourages them to apply for this position. If they are appropriately qualified according to the above criteria, they will be given preference by the search committee over other candidates with equivalent qualifications.

Applications, which should include the usual documentation (i.e. a complete list of publications and academic teaching activities, evidence of successful acquisition of third-party funding, and copies of certificates of the highest academic degree obtained), should be sent in hard-copy or in pdf-format via email (, and not later than 6 weeks after the publication of this advertisement, to:

Prof. Dr. Dietrich H. Nies
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences I – Life Sciences
Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 4
06099 Halle/Saale
The salary and benefits will be based on the qualifications of the successful candidate and will be defined by the legal and budgetary constraints of the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Unfortunately, travel and subsistence costs associated with this application cannot be reimbursed.


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Professor (W3) „Plant Biochemistry"