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University Professorship (W2) "Bioconversion of biogenic resources"
Published(1001 days ago)
Deadline for applications(961 days ago)
Technische Universität Berlin / Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)Berlin, Potsdam
Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty III (Process Sciences) announce in cooperation with
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) an open position for a
University Professorship - salary grade W2
in the field of "Bioconversion of biogenic resources".
At the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy e.V. (ATB) the position as head of
department for "Bioengineering" is to be filled in a joint appointment procedure with Technische
Universität Berlin in the field of "Bioconversion of biogenic resources" at the Institute for Biotechnology,
Faculty III. The appointment process will take place as W2 professorship using the "Berliner Modell". The
employment is limited to 5 years with the option for further continuation.
Faculty IIIReference number: III-652/16 (starting at the earliest possible / for 5 years with option for further
continuation after a positive evaluation / closing date for applications 31/01/17)
Working field: Research and teaching in the field of "Bioconversion of biogenic resources".
The successful candidate will be responsible for the basic research in the field of development of procedures and technical
solutions for microbiological conversion processes of biomass. The knowledge should contribute to an extension and improvement
for a pool of resources for a bio-based economy. The teaching duties will be in the field of description of biotechnological
transformation processes of agricultural biomass and their technical application in an amount of 2 semester periods per week.
The task as head of the department "Bioengineering" of the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering and
Bioeconomy (ATB) includes the responsibility for coordination of research work in the department, the identification of
strategic research objectives, the development of expertise as well as further development of infrastructure.
Requirements: Successful applicants must fulfill the requirements for appointment at the professor level in
compliance with § 100 BerlHG (Berlin Higher Education Act), including a completed academic education in a relevant field,
qualified achievements in research (PhD), post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent qualification and
pedagogical didactic qualifications, to be proven by a teaching portfolio (for further information see TUB Website, quick access no.
144242). Candidates are expected to have profound scientific knowledge in the field of biotechnological conversion of
biomass as well as a high level of willingness to cooperate and if possible many years of practical work experience with
international orientation in a responsible position. In addition experiences in teaching as well as the participation in
basic research projects in the field of bioconversion of biogenic resources are desirable. The management position at
the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) includes the responsibility for the scientific and
technical employees (four budget financed scientists) as well as the responsibility for laboratories, technical equipment
and pilot plants. Leadership competence is expected to promote the department by a motivating management style. The
ability for a leading position of a large interdisciplinary research team must be proved by respective activities. Non-German
speaking applicants require good English skills and the willingness to learn German.
Technische Universität Berlin and the ATB strive to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically
encourage female applicants to apply for this position. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service and
ATB offer assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin.
For further questions do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Reiner Brunsch, Scientific Director of ATB, email:
email@example.com, phone: +49 (0)331 5699 100.
Please send your written application until 31/01/2017 with the reference number
and the usual documents to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Dekan der Fakultät III, Prof. Dr. Ziegler,
Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin or by email to
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