Job opening: Tenure Track Associate Prof., Munich, open till Oct.19, 2012

Tenure Track Associate Professorship in Molecular & Genome Biology, University of Munich


Munich has become a thriving life science hub in Europe and I would very much look forward to welcoming a great new colleague to this fantastic research & education environment.


The ideal candidate has broad expertise in current biochemical and/or molecular cell biological approaches (including structural biology and/or genetics). We particularly encourage candidates with expertise in genome-wide, systems-level approaches in model organisms in the fields of epigenetics, cellular programming or the influence of metabolic and environmental signals on gene expression to apply, but will consider any outstanding candidates whose research broadly includes gene regulation.


The Department of Physiological Chemistry studies the mechanisms that regulate gene activity to yield physiological systems, during development, upon environmental and metabolic changes, as well as in neuronal signaling, by going from structural, molecular detail to the physiological and functional genomic approaches.


The HighTechCampus of the LMU fosters a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary world-class research environment, with outstanding expertise in gene regulation, biochemistry, chemistry and neurobiology, including the LMU GeneCenter. The newly appointed Professor will join the LMU BioMedical Center building on the same campus, whose research focuses on the ‘Plasticity of Cellular Programs’, and contribute in the teaching of medical students.


The LMU seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic, encouraging early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites are a doctoral degree, an excellent record in research & teaching and a demonstrated potential for an outstanding, international academic career.


The initial appointment will be for 6 years. After a minimum of 3 years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending positive review of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching, personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met. Under the terms of the LMU Academic Career Program, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance, the position may be converted into a Full Professorship (W3).


The position comes with a very attractive, negotiable start-up package, as well as three or more fully funded positions for the duration of the appointment. Extensive opportunities for integration into existing regional, European and international networks/funding programs are available, as well as individual grants (e.g. through the DFG (like NIH R01 program), but also many local, regional, national and international activities), as well as research excellence awards (e.g. ERC). Depending on the candidates research area, integration and additional funding through DFG Clusters such as CIPSM and SyNergy may also be possible.


The LMU Munich provides newly appointed professors with comprehensive support, including welcoming services and assistance for Dual Career couples. In addition, we aim to further increase the diversity of our faculty and explicitly encourage candidates from specific backgrounds, including international scholars, to apply. Our success in increasing the number of female faculty is substantial. Applications by female candidates are most important to us. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.


Informal enquiries about the position can be obtained by sending an email to Prof. Andreas Ladurner:


Interested applicants should send their application in no later than 19 October 2012.