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At the Faculty of Energy, Process and Biotechnology at the University of Stuttgart, a W3 professorship in "Microbiology" is to be filled as soon as possible. The call for applications is aimed at internationally recognized personalities who pursue pioneering and creative research activities in the fields of microbiology. In addition to the basic understanding of prokaryotic microorganisms, new knowledge should also be gained through current methodological approaches in synthetic biology . These should be able to be used for future interdisciplinary, biotechnological and possibly biomedical applications. The professorship is based at the Institute for Microbiology and linked to the function of the institute management. Experience in the management and motivation of employees as well as the acquisition of research funding is expected. The willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation with natural and engineering disciplines is expected. Interdisciplinary and inter-faculty associations such as the Stuttgart Research Center Systems Biology (SRCSB), the Stuttgart Research Initiative Valorisation of Bioresources (SRI ValBio) and the Stuttgart Research Focus Advanced Materials Innovation and Characterization (AMICA) are ideal. The person you are looking for should also have strong didactic skills and experience in teaching. In teaching, the area must microbiology in the university courses B.Sc./M.Sc. Technical biology as well as other engineering and natural science courses are represented. Teaching must be in German or English, although international candidates are expected to offer German-language courses after a transition period of three years. A high level of motivation to convey practical teaching content is required. The employment requirements of Sections 47 and 50 of the Baden-Württemberg State University Act apply. Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, description of teaching activities, research priorities, list of publications) and a fully completed applicant data sheet, preferably digitally, must be sent to the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Energy, Process and Biotechnology, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569, by October 17, 2021 Stuttgart or You can find the full job advertisement here.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is inviting applications for the position of a Full (W3) Professorship in Bioinorganic Chemistry. We are looking for an excellent scientist with scientific competence in a current research area in the field of preparative bioinorganic chemistry and experience in attracting competitive external funding. Participation in ongoing and planned collaborative projects involving HHU chemistry is expected. In addition to collaborations within the chemical institutes, an active participation in the development of new research networks within and outside the faculty is desired. At the same time, the professorship is expected to cover the entire field of inorganic chemistry in teaching, both as a major and minor subject, especially in the bachelor's and master's programs in chemistry, biochemistry, business chemistry and natural sciences. Participation in academic self-governance is required. Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curriculum vitae including lists of all scientific publications, a list of competitively acquired fellowships and third-party funding (incl. Grants) and of the conducted teaching, (3) copies of academic degrees and (4) a short statement of research and teaching interests (max. 5 pages). Applications should be sent in digital format, as a single PDF file, citing reference number 09.21-3.1, to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The closing date for applications is September 15, 2021. Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Peter Kleinebudde, For further information please see here.

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry (100%, start date of employment: August 1, 2022). We are seeking candidates with a competitive research program in organic synthesis. Possible research topics include (but are not limited to): sustainable synthetic methods, green chemistry, enantioselective catalysis, flow chemistry, photoredox catalysis, biocatalysis, electrochemistry, natural product synthesis. Alignment of the research with the strategic goals of the University of Bern (in particular sustainability, and health and medicine) is important. The candidate is envisioned to become the successor of Prof. Dr. Philippe Renaud. Teaching assignments in case of tenure will comprise basic and advanced organic chemistry including laboratory courses for students of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy and other disciplines within the Faculty of Science. The University of Bern has set the aim of increasing the percentage of women in leading academic positions and thus strongly encourages female scientists to apply for the position. Interested candidates should send their motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and past achievements indicating their 5 most relevant publications, synopsis of their past, current and planned research (max. 5 pages) as a single PDF file to the Dean's Office (email : ) and submit the completed online questionnaire here. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Francesca Paradisi, phone +41 31 684 40 02, email:

Full Professorship (W3) in Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Science, RWTH Aachen University. We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of physical chemistry. The starting date is 1st of August 2022. The research focus of the professorship is in the field of experimental physical chemistry of condensed matter and complements the research areas currently represented at the Institute for Physical Chemistry as, eg ionic interfaces and materials for energy storage. The applicant is expected to cooperate with other groups within the Institute of Physical Chemistry and within the Department of Chemistry as well as with non-university research institutions. An integration in the profile areas of the RWTH, preferably in the area of Materials Science & Engineering (MatSE) or Molecular Science & Engineering (MSE), is welcome. Furthermore, there is also a potential to participate in the Jülich-Aachen-Research-Alliance (JARA) and / or the Institutes for Energy and Climate Research of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: "Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, computer science and Natural Sciences at RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Dr. Honerkamp, 52056 Aachen, Germany ". The deadline for applications is 31 August 2021. The full description of the position can be found here.

At the Faculty of Chemistry and food chemistry is a joint appointment procedures with the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden. V. (IFW) the professorship (W3) for materials chemistry combined with the position of director of the Institute for Complex Materials at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden e. V. (IFW). At the IFW-Dresden you are head of the Institute for Complex Materials. The research focus should be in the field of the scalable synthesis of functional materials, in particular 2D materials, whose heterostructures and / or nanostructured surfaces are. The focus of the synthesis work should be on the realization of innovative materials that can be produced on a technological scale or the establishment of new functionalities. Ideally, the direction of work forms a bridge between the application-oriented research work of the IFW Dresden and the SFB 1415 "Chemistry of Synthetic 2D Materials" of the TU Dresden. As part of the professorship, you will take on teaching duties amounting to two to four semester hours per week in the field of appointment at the Faculty of Chemistry and food chemistry . We also expect your willingness and ability to hold courses in English as well as active participation in academic self-administration. In addition to excellent academic achievements in the professional field, you have management experience, the ability to work in a team and strategic design skills. In addition, we assume your willingness to participate in national and international research networks, including the initiation of large research projects. In addition, the interdisciplinary cooperation within the IFW and the TU Dresden as well as with non-university research institutions within the framework of DRESDEN-concept and industry is a matter of course for us. Please send your application in German or English with a description of the research concept and the usual documents by August 31, 2021 to: TU Dresden, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and food chemistry , Prof. Thomas Henle, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden and in electronic form (CD or via the SecureMail portal of the TU Dresden to dekanat-chemie @ ). You can find the full job advertisement at

Tenure Track Professor of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery at the Otto Loewi Research Center for Vascular Biology, Immunology and Inflammation, Division of Physiological Chemistry, Medical University of Graz. We are looking for an excellent researcher with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of nanomaterials for drug delivery. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and teaching in the field of physiological chemistry. Research should focus on the development of nanomaterials as carriers for therapeutics. The new position will complement the research activities of the Otto-Loewi Research Center and lead to further advancements of drug delivery in the fields of vascular biology, immunology and inflammation. The initial appointment is limited to six years. After the conclusion of a qualification agreement, the career advancement goal is to transfer to a tenured position as an associate professor (tenure track professor pursuant to § 99 para. 5 and 6 of the Universities Act). If the candidate demonstrates outstanding and remarkable achievements, the qualification agreement may be fulfilled more quickly. Application: The Medical University of Graz invites all applicants to submit their application online by August 26, 2021. The full description of the position can be found here.

At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Tübingen, there is a W3 professorship for organic chemistry (f / m / d) in the chemistry department at the Institute for organic chemistry . to be occupied by April 1, 2022. The future holder of the position should represent the subject of organic chemistry independently in research and teaching. We are looking for a person who is proven in a current field of organic chemistry with a research focus on methods of organic synthesis for the production of functional molecules. The willingness to cooperate scientifically in the mathematics and natural sciences faculty to support joint research projects, especially in the chemistry department, is assumed. organic chemistry be fully represented in teaching. The implementation of courses in the field of chemical education in the major and minor subject, in the teaching post and in interdisciplinary courses of study is expected as well as the ability and willingness to conduct courses in English. A high level of commitment in teaching, proof of successful acquisition of third-party funding, outstanding publication and lecturing activities, international activities and experience as well as the willingness to take on tasks in the academic self-administration of the university and the chemistry department are required. The prerequisite for employment is a habilitation or an equivalent qualification as well as proven didactic aptitude. The University of Tübingen aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and expressly asks appropriately qualified female academics for their applications. Qualified international researchers are expressly invited to apply. Severely disabled people will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Applications with the usual documents and a research and teaching concept as well as the completed "Application Form " form (to be found under the 'Appointment Procedure' tab) are requested by July 31, 2021 in electronic form (as a complete PDF, max. 10 MB) to the dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Tübingen ( ). Questions can also be directed to this address.

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Deadline for advertisements in the "Nachrichten aus der Chemie"

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"News" issue 09/2021

Closing date for advertisements: 08/13/2021

"News" issue 10/2021

Closing date for advertisements: 09/10/2021


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