Professorship in Benthic Microbiology: Germany

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences invites applications for the position of a Professorship (W3) in Benthic Microbiology commencing as soon as possible.

The appointed professor is expected to cover the complete field of teaching microbiology in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

We seek a microbiologist with distinct expertise in physiology and diversity of prokaryotes, preferentially with anaerobic organisms. The appointed professor should investigate fundamental questions in marine microbiology, combining classical-microbiological and modern OMICS-driven approaches, and bearing the potential for modern and innovative microbiome research. It is expected that the appointed professor will contribute to future interdisciplinary, process-oriented research projects of the ICBM (see collaborative research at and participate in joint research cruises.

Prerequisites for employment include a dissertation of superior quality, a habilitation or an equivalent scientific achievement, and pedagogical aptitude proven by practical experience. Excellence in research is expected as well as international experience, generally attained by a research stay abroad. Successful acquisition of third-party funds is required.

To increase the proportion of women in science, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, lists of publications and third-party funds, statements on previous and planned research, teaching record and concepts, as well as copies of awards and degree certificates. Applications should be addressed to the director of the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg ( and submitted as a single PDF document by email no later than January 15th, 2019.

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