TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, the

Chair (W3) of Biochemistry

is to be filled as of October 1, 2024.

You (m/f/x) will represent the entire field of biochemistry both in teaching and research. In teaching, you will represent the subject of biochemistry across all study programs in the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry as well as in the subsidiary subject training of associated or English-language study programs. Your willingness to actively participate in interdisciplinary projects (e.g. CRCs, graduate schools), to cooperate with the non-university research institutions located in Dresden as well as to actively participate in academic self-administration is expressly desired.

We require successful scientific activities with international visibility in the field of biochemistry. Your research in experimental biochemistry should ideally focus on the elucidation of biosynthetic pathways in secondary metabolism as a basis for the sustainable production of bioactive compounds and thus be distinct from the other chairs with a biochemical focus at TU Dresden, which are predominantly oriented to molecular genetics or medicine, and complement them in terms of content. Extensive experience in teaching biochemistry, special didactic skills and success in acquiring third-party funding are also expected. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 59 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further questions, please contact the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Michael Hellwig (Tel. +49 351 463 32006; email: [email protected])

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry (Ms. Dr. Anke Matura, +49 351 463 35505, [email protected]) or Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463 33175).

We look forward to receiving your application by December 11, 2023 (time stamp on the email server or the stamped arrival date of the University Central Mail Service of TUD applies).

Please attach the following documents to your letter of application: curriculum vitae in table form, a synopsis of your academic career, a list of academic publications, a list of courses, results of teaching evaluations covering the last three years, a research and teaching concept, offprints of your five most important publications, summary of your third-party funding, and a copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree.

We kindly ask you to submit your application by email. Please use the SecureMail Portal of TUD ( and send your documents in a single PDF document to: [email protected]. If you are applying by regular mail, please also attach your application documents in electronic form (CD or USB thumb drive) and send them to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

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