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Professorship (W3) of Integrative Infection Biology crops-livestock
Published(1051 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1009 days ago)
University of HohenheimStuttgart-Hohenheim
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim is in the process of installing one
new professorship to further strengthen their fields of research in Animal and Plant Sciences
The following position will be filled for the first time in the winter semester 2017/2018:
FULL PROFESSOR (W3)
OF INTEGRATIVE INFECTION BIOLOGY
at the Institute of Animal Science.
The successful candidate will teach Integrative Infection Biology Crops-Livestock in the study programs of the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences both in German and in English. Teaching focus should be the majors Crop
Production Systems and Animal Sciences within the study program Agricultural Sciences.
The successful candidate is expected to conduct innovative research in the interdisciplinary analysis of the
structure and function of microbiomes as well as strategies of microbial pathogenesis both in crops and
livestock (bidirectional transmission, possible influences). Central research questions include the significance
and mechanisms of effector molecules, the comparative analysis of multifactorial infections both in plants
and animals as well as the pathobiology of highly adapted, non-culturable bacterial pathogens with economic
significance (phytoplasmas, hemotrophic mycoplasmas). The successful candidate has skills in the field of
classical microbiology, infection biology and molecular biology (metagenomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics,
proteomics) as well as cell biology. The offered position is designed to further promote the research focus of
the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, i.e. "Microbiota in farm animals". Interdisciplinary collaboration with associated
research groups and the scientific centers of the University of Hohenheim is expected.
More detailed information on the main research and teaching foci of the professorships as well as the necessary
qualifications of candidates can be found on our Professorial Appointment Portal
The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and strongly
encourages female scientists to apply. With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with
Please attach the following documents to your application: a statement of your future research interests, a
curriculum vitae, a documentation of academic achievements (copies), a list of publications, a list of third-party
funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations as well as three key publications