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Professor (W2) in Microbial Genetics, Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science
and Natural Sciences
We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research
in the area of Microbial Genetics . The starting date is the earliest
possible date . We are seeking a qualified candidate who
will represent Microbial Genetics as an academic discipline in
research and teaching. A main focus of the biology department
lies on the protection/control and transformation of plant biomass.
For this reason it is desirable that the candidate‘s field of
research lies in the range of genetics of prokaryotic or eukaryotic
microorganisms being particularly relevant to the production
of biobased materials and molecules within the envisaged bioeconomy.
Interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculty of
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, with
other faculties of the university and with the Forschungszentrum
Jülich (FZJ) is of special interest. To further strengthen and
shape the profile of the Department of Biology, contributions to
the profile area Molecular Science and Engineering, the NRW
Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) or the Fuel Science Center
cluster of excellence are desirable. Duties of the position include
theoretical and practical training in the discipline of Genetics
in the B.Sc./M.Sc. courses of Biology and Applied and Molecular
Biotechnology as well as in the teaching-education program.
The candidate will also be involved in the microbiological
training of the above mentioned courses. In addition, teaching
tasks include contributions to courses in Computer Science,
Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, and Medicine. Involvement
in the academic self administration is expected.
A doctoral degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (postdoctoral
lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research
achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior
professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career
outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment
to teaching are essential. The application should include
supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German
is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language
within the first 5 years.
Excellent publications in internationally renowned journals and
convincing grant revenues are expected.
Please send a cover letter stating
research aims and a CV to: Dekan der Fakultät für
Mathematik, Informatik und
RWTH Aachen University,
Herrn Prof. Dr. Simon,
52056 Aachen, Germany.
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The deadline for applications is
20 May 2019.
This position is also available as
part-time employment per
RWTH Aachen University is certified
as a family-friendly university
and offers a dual career program
for partner hiring. We particularly
welcome and encourage applications
from women, disabled people
and ethnic minority groups,
recognizing they are underrepresented
across RWTH Aachen
University. The principles of fair
and open competition apply and
appointments will be made on