Professorship (W3) for Genomic Biomonitoring

Professorship (W3) for Genomic Biomonitoring

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

As part of the programme for promoting cutting-edge research initiatives and developing scientific-economic excellence in the federal state of Hesse (LOEWE), the newly established LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG, invites applications for a joint appointment as professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Biological Sciences together with the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN).

LOEWE-TBG is a joint venture of the SGN, Goethe University Frankfurt, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME. LOEWE-TBG aims to combine genome research of a taxonomically broad set of organisms with the development of application-oriented services and products. The focus lies on the expansion of biodiversity research to the genomic basis of biological diversity to make the newly generated resources accessible for societal demand-driven applied research.

Goethe University together with SGN offers the following position as public employee:

Professorship (W3) for Genomic Biomonitoring

We are seeking a candidate with outstanding scientific qualifications who integrates existing activities in genomic biodiversity research and promotes the methodological and conceptual development towards a more comprehensive, genomic biomonitoring. The research associated with this position should integrate aspects of nature and animal conservation and population genomics of different animal groups. We expect a great interest in interdisciplinary biodiversity research, a willingness to collaborate in various research projects and significant experience in genomic research questions. The candidate should strengthen the molecular and organismic biodiversity research at the research location in Frankfurt. Experience in systematics, population genetics and molecular/genomic biodiversity research of invertebrates and/or vertebrates as well as knowledge of the relevant guidelines for nature and wildlife conservation is desirable.

For the professorship, we expect a commitment to translational activities by the candidate. Goethe University and SGN offer a diverse and dynamic research environment for genomic (biodiversity) research. We are therefore looking for a resourceful, integrative person who will conduct innovative research on the mentioned topics and develop the research priorities of LOEWE-TBG through networking with all project partners. In addition to the leadership of the respective research group, extensive experience in attracting external funding, publication activities of high international standard and the ability to deliver excellent research-oriented teaching in the fields of genetics, evolution or functional cell biology at all academic levels are expected.

In addition to the general legal requirements for employment, candidates must have a university degree in natural sciences, pedagogical aptitude and an outstanding doctoral degree. The (prospective) W3-professors should have attained the habilitation or habilitation-equivalent academic achievements in research and teaching. The place of employment is Frankfurt am Main.

The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale. Goethe University and SGN are committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourage women to apply. Applications of scientists from abroad are explicitly requested. Handicapped applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see:

Researches with an excellent scientific and teaching record are invited to submit their application in English or German until 7 March 2019, including the following documents: curriculum vitae including scientific and professional career, complete list of publications, detailed description of teaching experience with information on the respective contributions and teaching evaluations, PDF files of five key publications, planned research priorities [max. 3 pages], overview of acquired third-party funding (with a detailed list of funds actually acquired), references, and copies of important transcripts and certificates. All documents should be combined into a single pdf file and send by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Prof. Dr. Sven Klimpel, Goethe University:

For more information, please contact the Director General of SGN, Prof. Dr. Volker Mosbrugger ( or the Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences Prof. Dr. Sven Klimpel ( For more scientific information about LOEWE-TBG, please contact Prof. Dr. Axel Janke (


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Professorship (W3) for Genomic Biomonitoring