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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Cen­ter for Mole­cu­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­en­gi­nee­ring (CMCB), Bio­tech­no­logy Centre (BIO­TEC)

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter (W3 with ten­ure track)

As a part of the Ten­ure Track Pro­gramme, the Bio­tech­no­logy Centre (BIO­TEC) (www.tu-dresden.de/biotec) at the Cen­ter for Mole­cu­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­en­gi­nee­ring (CMCB) invi­tes app­li­ca­ti­ons for the Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship (W1) in Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter
(W3 with ten­ure track) to begin on 1st Octo­ber 2018.
The cho­sen can­di­date will initi­ally receive a limi­ted, four-year con­tract as a tem­porary public offi­cial. If the inte­rim eva­lua­tion is posi­tive, the employ­ment con­tract will be exten­ded to a total of six years. In the fifth year, a ten­ure eva­lua­tion will be car­ried out by a faculty-wide and school-wide com­mis­sion. Fol­lo­wing a posi­tive eva­lua­tion, a per­ma­nent Chair (W3) of Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter will be gran­ted without a rene­wed call for app­li­ca­ti­ons.

Work­ing field:

We are loo­king for app­li­cants with out­stan­ding inter­na­tio­nal sci­en­ti­fic qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons in the field of Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter. The rese­arch focus must be wit­hin the field of Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter. The focus on the explo­ra­tion of non­linear mate­rial pro­per­ties of the cell cor­tex is par­ti­cu­larly desi­ra­ble, but also the bio­phy­si­cal inves­ti­ga­tion of other intra­cel­lu­lar non­linear struc­tu­res, pro­ces­ses and pheno­mena in non-equi­li­brium. Both expe­ri­men­tal and theo­re­ti­cal approa­ches are to be app­lied equally. The app­li­cants should alre­ady be recognisa­ble through their signi­fi­cant sci­en­ti­fic cont­ri­bu­ti­ons in the field of Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter.

During the tem­porary Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship, the app­li­cants must prove that they are able to fully repre­sent the field of Bio­phy­sics of Active Mat­ter in rese­arch and teaching. Their rese­arch should fit in well with and com­ple­ment the inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch envi­ron­ment of the CMCB and the wider rese­arch land­scape in Dres­den (e.g. School of Sci­en­ces, School of Medi­cine and the Max Planck Insti­tu­tes for the Phy­sics of Com­plex Sys­tems and of Mole­cu­lar Cell Bio­logy and Gene­tics). In teaching, both in Ger­man and Eng­lish, cour­ses must be taught, e.g. in the inter­na­tio­nal CMCB Mas­ter's pro­gram­mes "Mole­cu­lar Bio­en­gi­nee­ring", "Nano­bio­phy­sics” and in "Rege­ne­ra­tive Bio­logy and Medi­cine". In addi­tion, cour­ses must be taught in the spe­cia­li­sa­tion "Soft Con­den­sed Mat­ter and Bio­phy­sics" as part of the Mas­ter's pro­gramme from the Faculty of Phy­sics, in the Bache­lor's pro­gramme "Mole­cu­lar Bio­tech­no­logy" from the Faculty of Bio­logy and in the Dres­den Inter­na­tio­nal PhD Pro­gram (DIPP). Aca­de­mic self-admi­nis­tra­tion and par­ti­ci­pa­tion in aca­de­mic com­mit­tees is expec­ted.

Require­ments:

Eva­lua­tion cri­te­ria mutually agreed upon when the posi­tion is accep­ted will form the basis of the eva­lua­tion pro­ce­du­res. Essen­tial ele­ments of the eva­lua­ti­ons will be sci­en­ti­fic suc­ces­ses in regard to the ori­gi­na­lity and crea­ti­vity of rese­arch (also rela­ted to the advan­ce­ment of exis­ting approa­ches), the qua­lity and quan­tity of publi­ca­ti­ons stem­ming from this, suc­ces­ses in the acqui­si­tion of third-party funds as well as posi­tively eva­lua­ted teaching per­for­mance, also in Eng­lish.
App­li­cants must ful­fil the employ­ment qua­li­fi­ca­tion requi­re­ments of § 63 of the Act on the Auto­nomy of Insti­tu­ti­ons of Hig­her Edu­ca­tion in the Free State of Sax­ony (Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act of the Free State of Sax­ony – SächsHSFG). Pre­re­qui­si­tes for the app­li­ca­tion are a uni­ver­sity degree in the natu­ral sci­en­ces and a habi­li­ta­tion or equi­va­lent qua­li­fi­ca­tion in rese­arch.

What we of­fer:

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact Dr. Dana Scho­der at +49 351 463-40050.
TU Dres­den sup­ports ten­ure track pro­fes­sors with a pro­gramme spe­ci­fi­cally tailo­red to their needs. Men­to­ring, various coa­ching ses­si­ons, and spe­cial con­ti­nuing edu­ca­tion pro­gram­mes and sup­port offers pro­vide active pro­fes­sio­nal gui­dance throughout the dura­tion of the tem­porary Junior Pro­fes­sor­ship.
TU Dres­den seeks to employ more female pro­fes­sors. Hence, we par­ti­cu­larly encou­rage women to apply. App­li­ca­ti­ons from disa­b­led can­di­da­tes or those with addi­tio­nal sup­port needs are very wel­come. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. If you have any ques­ti­ons about these topics, please con­tact the Equal Oppor­tu­nities Offi­cer of the CMCB (Mr. Mar­tin Kaß­ner, +49 351 458-82082) or the Repre­sen­ta­tive of Employees with Disa­bi­li­ties (Ms. Bir­git Klie­mann +49 351 463-33175).

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion inclu­ding CV, a list of your publi­ca­ti­ons, a descrip­tion of your past rese­arch results (max. 5 pages), your plan­ned rese­arch and teaching con­cept, and the results of teaching eva­lua­ti­ons by mail by 14.06.2018 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies) to TU Dres­den, Cen­ter for Mole­cu­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­en­gi­nee­ring (CMCB), geschäftsf. Direk­tor Herrn Prof. Jochen Guck, Tatz­berg 47/49, 01307 Dres­den, Ger­many and in elec­tro­nic form via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de sen­ding to dana.schoder@tu-dresden.de.