Freie Universität Berlin - Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy - Institute of Pharmacy
Tenure-Track Position as Junior Professorship of Immunotherapy
Reference code: FU-BCP/W1-TT/ImmWS
This tenure-track professor position is supported financially through the German Federal and State Governments’ tenure-track program to promote the careers of researchers early on. Applications from researchers who have just completed their doctoral degree and are in the early phase of their career are strongly encouraged.
The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field named above.
Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The scope of the junior professorship includes interdisciplinary research on immunotherapeutic substances, which extends beyond the traditional pharmaceutical subject areas. The new professor will be expected to establish projects that incorporate research being done in the pharmaceutical working groups at the Institute of Pharmacy and to participate in collaborative initiatives. They will also contribute to research groups already established at the institute, within the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, as well as participate in future projects at the institute and at Freie Universität generally, for instance as part of the Berlin University Alliance. The new professor will also be expected to address gender and diversity issues as part of their curriculum.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
The successful candidate should be a licensed pharmacist or have an academic background in pharmaceutical sciences. They should have an excellent record of international and interdisciplinary research activities in the field of novel immunotherapeutic substances and related to molecular mechanisms and signal transduction systems. Their work in these areas should further pertain to indications for immunology, oncology, and/or infectious diseases and focus in particular on questions of resistance. The appointee’s experimental background should include work on the molecular aspects of novel immunotherapeutic substances from a pharmacological perspective. Furthermore, they should have published research in respected journals with international visibility. The position also requires teaching experience at the university level, as well as the ability to conduct courses and examinations in German as described in the pharmacy licensing regulations (‘Approbationsordnung für Apotheker’) and the Master’s degree program “Pharmaceutical Research.” The appointee’s research focus should also complement existing and planned partner projects, with the goal of collaborating in the future. He or she should also have experience with externally funded projects.
The position entails a three-year appointment as a civil servant for a fixed period (“Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Pending a successful review process, the position can be extended for another three years. If the appointee successfully passes the tenure review, they will be appointed to a permanent professorship. The permanent appointment will not be advertised as a separate position. As part of this process, performance goals will be negotiated at the time the junior professor is hired. The fulfillment of those goals will be assessed as part of the tenure review (Article 102 c of the Berlin Higher Education Act, § 102 c BerlHG).
The performance goals to be determined will relate to the following areas:
Promoting early-career researchers
Academic committee work
Leadership and management
At the time of appointment to the permanent professorship, all the general regulations and conditions regarding public sector employment must be fulfilled.
In addition, any candidates who completed their doctoral degree at Freie Universität Berlin and/or are employed at Freie Universität Berlin must comply with the regulations stipulated by the Berlin Higher Education Act, Article102 c, paragraph 3.
How to apply:
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; letters of appointment (please add translations if applicable), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching competence. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on teaching experience in primary and secondary education, partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.
All materials, including a personal postal address and email, must be received no later than August 27th, 2020 preferably electronically. Please indicate the reference code for the position when you submit your materials in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), to the following address:
On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/bbs
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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.