Full Professor of Bacterial Metabolomics: Germany

The Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine Tübingen (IMIT) of the University of Tübingen invites applications for the position of Full Professor (W3) of Bacterial Metabolomics (f/m/d). The position is due to commence on January 1, 2020. It will be affiliated with the Department of Biology.

The professorship is part of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2124 “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections”, which studies functional interactions in complex microbial communities, the microbiomes, ranging from basic to clinical approaches. A successful candidate is expected to have a documented record of internationally competitive research related to the cluster themes and of substantial extramural research funding.

Research should focus on the primary or secondary metabolism in microbial or microbe-host interactions using targeted and untargeted metabolomics technology. We welcome emphasis on systems biology, synthetic biology, and/or mass spectrometry-based imaging approaches.

The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2124, to further research networks of the German Research Foundation and the German Center for Infection Research, and the university’s core facilities, Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) and Natural Product Research Center (NatResource). For further information on EXC 2124 please visit:

The new professor is expected to teach in the Bachelor of Science degree program “Biology” and the Master of Science degree programs “Microbiology”, “Bioinformatics”, “Biochemistry” and/or “Molecular Medicine”. During the EXC 2124 funding period the position comes with a significantly reduced teaching load.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore, strongly encourages women to apply.

In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, diplomas/certificates) as well as a research statement including collaboration plans, and a teaching statement, along with the completed application form ( should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF-file (max 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel ( The closing date for applications is October 16, 2019. Research-related inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Dirk Kraus (

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