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University Professorship (W2) in the field of "Structural Chemical Biology - Cheminformatics"
Published(118 days ago)
Deadline for applications(87 days ago)
Technische Universität BerlinBerlin
Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) – Faculty II – Mathematics and Sciences – and the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für
Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) jointly invite applications for a position of a
University Professor - salary grade W2
in the field of "Structural Chemical Biology - Cheminformatics".
Reference number: II-54/19 (starting at the earliest possible / permanent / closing date for applications 31/03/19)
Working field: As head of Chemical Biology Platform, the successful candidate will supervise a team of scientists performing
research in high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, assay development, and cheminformatics/drug
design. The candidate will establish his/her own research group in the area of Structural Chemical Biology/Cheminformatics
within the Chemical Biology Section at the FMP, preferentially including structure-based drug design and/or fragment-
based screening. Besides running a renowned research program, the applicant will be in charge of the selection
process of screening projects and will establish internal and external collaborations, most importantly in the context of the
European high-capacity screening network EU-OPENSCREEN. As head of the Chemical Biology platform, the successful
applicant will be in charge of coordinating research between the different groups and technology platforms within the
platform and represent the FMP screening site within EU-OPENSCREEN.
He/She will represent the academic subject of Structural Chemical Biology/Cheminformatics in research and teaching
within the (Bachelor/Master program in chemistry) as a Professor (W2) at the Technische Universität Berlin (with a
reduced teaching obligation of 2 LVS per term).
Requirements: Candidates must fulfill the requirements for appointment at the professor level in compliance with § 100
BerlHG (Berlin Higher Education Act), including a finished academic education, qualified achievements in research
(PhD), post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent qualification (e.g. documented by quality of scientific
papers) and pedagogical didactic qualifications, to be given proof of by a teaching portfolio (for more information see
TUB website, quick access no. 144242).
Applicants must show teaching experiences at university level and be willing to teach in German and English. Additional
experience in advising and supervising Bachelor, Master and doctoral students is expected.
Successful applicants must have a record of outstanding achievements in the field of cheminformatics or structural bioinformatics.
Preferably, they have expertise in both chemical biology and structural biology, and they apply and develop
bioinformatic or cheminformatic methods or use fragment-based screening approaches to address the design of bioactive
compounds and chemical tools.
They should have proven ability to carry out innovative, independent research, to lead and manage a team of scientists,
and to raise third party funding.
Excellent communication skills and scientific writing proficiency are expected. Competitive applicants for the position
should have several years of experience as junior group leaders, with sustained research productivity.
Technische Universität Berlin is determined to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore
strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be
favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities. In the
context of the strategic internationalization process, TU Berlin assumes the recruited academic teaching staff's ability to
conduct classes in English.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers
assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin. Applications from abroad are explicitely welcome.
The Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) is an internationally renowned research institute located
on the life science campus Berlin-Buch. As a member of the Leibniz Association and the Forschungsverbund Berlin
e. V. it is funded in equal parts by the federal government and the state of Berlin. It provides family-friendly working conditions.
In 2013 the institute has been awarded the certificate of the audit Beruf und Familie as a family-friendly employer.
For further information related to the FMP, please do not hesitate to contact either Dorothea Fiedler; E-Mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Volker Haucke; E-Mail:
email@example.com, or consult the website of the FMP:
Please send your written application until 31st March 2019 indicating the reference number and including the appropriate
documentation (CV, copies of grades and titles, teaching portfolio, list of publications and lecture courses, description
of research areas and grants) to Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident –, Dekan der Fakultät II, Prof. Dr.
Emmrich, Sekr. BEL 1, Marchstr. 6, 10587 Berlin and in addition by e-mail in a single pdf-file to