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Current status of application procedure

  • Appointment offer to the first-placed candidate (19.12.2019)
Due to success within the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” (german tenure track programme), the Faculty of Biology is seeking to appoint as soon as possible:

W1-Professorship with Tenure Track to W2 for Plant Biotechnology

We are looking for an outstanding early career scientists in the field of plant biotechnology. We expect a research focus in plant metabolism and its regulation, i.e. metabolic networks, plant secondary metabolism, identification and analyses of enzymes, regulators, and transporters, and a focus on biotechnological application in plants or algae. We also expect active participation in priority research areas such as mechanisms in stress acclimation and biocatalysis.

Application requirements are a university degree and PhD in molecular plant physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, or similar, together with pedagogical aptitude. The position is initially limited to 3 years and will be extended for 3 years after positive intermediate evaluation. A permanent W2 professorship will be awarded after final positive evaluation. Evaluations are regulated according to the statute for tenure track W1 professorships.

W1 tenure tracks are a firmly established equal-opportunity employment variant at Bielefeld University. Tenure track professors are offered a target-group-specific personnel development program providing support when first coming to Bielefeld, in preparing for the interim evaluation, in preparing for the tenure evaluation, and in organizing – after a positive evaluation – the transitional phase to a W2 professorship.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped or severely handicapped candidates are explicitly welcome.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the area of equal opportunity and has been acknowledged as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard to academic positions. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the State Equal Opportunity Statute.

Applications containing the usual documents (CV, copies of university certificates, publication record with the ten most important publications marked and commented on, two-page concept of research and teaching, previous teaching experiences, successful funding applications, and copies of the three most important publications) shall be sent until 8th of October 2018 in a single pdf electronically to:


or in print to:

Universität Bielefeld
Dekan der Fakultät für Biologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld

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