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The Institute of Biotechnology at the newly established Brandenburg University of
Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg has an immediate opening for a professorship
in Synthetic Microbiology.
The field of biotechnology is one of the main future research priorities of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, which has been supported in the past by numerous national and international collaborations in the fields of „applied microbiology and enzyme technology“ and „molecular and cell-based medical diagnostics and regenerative therapy“.
We are seeking a candidate who can strengthen the field of industrial biotechnology at the institute and in particular, who can collaborate with the existing research groups in the field of metabolic engineering. The aim of this genome-based research should focus on the specific design of metabolic characteristics of microorganisms including their development and optimization through to production strains, for example in the context of carbon (dioxide) metabolism, biogenic energy production or the production of fine chemicals including new pharmacologically active substances.
In addition to pursuing innovative and independent research in a multidisciplinary environment, the candidate is expected to successfully achieve long-term external funding from public and private project funding. DFG funding to strengthen the DFG-Research at the University are particularly welcome. The scope of teaching will include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, as well as cross-faculty and institutional projects. We are looking for an individual who will take on teaching in General Microbiology. The teaching should be given in English and German. Participation in the development of teaching and research concepts as well as the university’s self-administration is expected.
The candidate should be internationally recognized for having done several years of post-doctoral scientific work in synthetic biology or a related field.
He or she should display originality and autonomy in research activities, while combining management responsibilities with an ability to work in a multidisciplinary research network.
Establishing long-term international research contacts is desirable for the development of international collaborative relationships of the new Institute for Biotechnology.
The Institute of Biotechnology is situated along with its laboratories on the Senftenberg campus and is in close proximity to the city’s Innovation Center. The majority of teaching thus takes place in Senftenberg, but this requires cooperation with institutions in Cottbus as well as the involvement of the university administration as well as spatial flexibility. Contact person for further information is Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Klaus-Peter Stahmann, Phone: + 49 (0)3573 / 85 913; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other duties result from the requirements set by § 42 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the State of Brandenburg - BbgHG) in conjunction with § 3 BbgHG. Please refer to §§ 41 paragraph 1 No 1-4a and 43 BbgHG for prerequisites and conditions of employment.
Experience in the acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects is expected. Fields of research should be relevant for DFG (German Research Foundation) funding. Lectures are primarily to be held in German, fluency in English is expected. BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and specifically encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Qualified applicants with disabilities will be given priority.
As a family-oriented University, BTU offers a Dual Career Service. The application, including academic certificates, curriculum vitae, a list of publications and scientific papers, as well as proof of teaching experience, should be sent - preferably in digital form - within a period of 6 weeks after the publication date of this announcement to:
Dekan der Fakultät Umwelt und Naturwissenschaften, BTU Cottbus- Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, D-03013 Cottbus