Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

The Faculty of Biology of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for Synthetic Biology.
• Application deadline: 30.09.2023
• Publication date: 31.07.2023
• Start- date: At the earliest possible date.
• Fulltime position
• Id no.: 00003232


The future holder of the position should have an internationally recognized program in developing innovative synthetic biology methods to study and/or steer signalling pathways in eukaryotic cells or novel cell- based or protein- based technologies. Methods of interest include, but not exclusively, gene expression control systems, construction and mathematical modelling of gene or protein circuits, optogenetics, protein engineering (especially AI- based), directed evolution, precise genome editing, targeting and delivery of bioactive compounds. We particularly encourage applications from candidates developing methods to control signalling cascades in cells, animals and/or organoids, that engineer membraneless organelles, riboswitches, protein switches or DNA- based molecular tools. The technologies should have the potential to be applied by signalling researchers and could be directed towards creating novel solutions for precision medicine. The successful candidate will become member of the „Centre for Biological Signalling Studies“ (BIOSS) and of the Excellence Cluster “Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies“ (CIBSS). Collaboration with the research centers, clusters and collaborative research centers established in Freiburg are welcome. Further information on the research profile of the faculty and the scientific environment can be found on the faculty’s homepage

Participation in teaching B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biology in Synthetic and Translational Biology, as well as in M.Ed. Biology is expected. The University of Freiburg is a leading research university with two excellence clusters (CIBSS and livMatS), several Collaborative Research Centers and strong doctoral programs. Freiburg is a highly competitive internationaly renowned science- city, and together with the Universität Basel (CH), the Universität Straßbourg (F), the Universität Haute- Alsace (F) and the Karlsruher Institut of Technology (D) – constitutes the “European Campus”.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

The following application documents are to be submitted:
• Curriculum vitae
• Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
• Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 10 most important publications
• Short description of the current and planned research program
• List of current and previous projects including the financial support received


Please Send Your Application To The Following Address In Written Or Electronic Form

Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00003232, by 30.09.2023 at the latest.

Dean of the Faculty of Biology Schänzlestr. 1 D- 79104 Freiburg application@biologie.uni-

For further information, please contact Frau Prof. Dr. Maja Banks- Köhn on the phone number +49 761 203- 67900 or E- Mail maja.koehn@bioss.uni- . Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments (in German) .

Full- time positions may generally be split up into two or more part- time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – German General Equal Treatment Act).

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

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