W2 – Professorship in Molecular Genetics

W2 – Professorship in Molecular Genetics

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Halle (Saale), Germany

The Faculty of Natural Sciences I – Life Sciences at the Martin-Luther-University (MLU) Halle-Wittenberg invites applications for the following professorial appointment in the Institute of Biology, Department of Genetics:

W2 – Professorship in Molecular Genetics

We seek to appoint as soon as possible an outstanding and internationally recognized scientist in the discipline of molecular genetics. The applicant should be a leading figure in the research field of genome organisation, regulation of gene expression, or information processing through macromolecular structures, and is expected to make use of an established genetic model system in their research. The interdisciplinary, mechanistic, and quantitative project should expand the research strengths of the faculty on the Weinberg Campus and have the potential to form new collaborative networks within the MLU and its affiliated research institutes.
The successful candidate will be expected to have experience in conducting independent scientific research and in undergraduate and graduate education.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in molecular genetics. Active participation in academic and administrative duties within the University is expected, as highlighted in the Hochschulgesetz Sachsen-Anhalt (§ 34 HSG-LSA).

The Martin-Luther University is strongly committed to equal opportunity in its appointments’ policy. Moreover, the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg offers excellent facilities to support the work/life balance of its staff and students.

The Martin-Luther University strives to increase the number of women in academic research and therefore encourages outstanding women scientists to apply. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply for the position and will be favorably considered upon equal eligibility. Requirements for application include ‚habilitation’ or demonstration of an equivalent academic achievement as a proven track-record in internationally recognized research and appropriate teaching experience. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding is expected.

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 (dekanat.bpnb@natfak1.uni-halle.de), 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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