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Institution Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Remuneration group BesGr W3
Start date Commencing on October 1st, 2023.
Application deadline 2022-09-23

Full Professorship (W3) of Pharmaceutical Biology (Chair)

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) of Pharmaceutical Biology (Chair) commencing on October 1st, 2023.

The Chair for Pharmaceutical Biology is located at the Department of Pharmacy – Centre for Drug Research. With a molecular and cell biological orientation it has a highly integrative and bridging function within the interdisciplinary HighTechCampus Großhadern/Martinsried. The outstanding candidate is expected to represent the entire and broad field of Pharmaceutical Biology and to combine molecular and pharmacological characterization of novel drug substances and molecular target and cellular mechanisms with translational aspects of subsequent therapeutic development.

Design of innovative experimental models in drug discovery and drug development, smart cellular screening systems, novel drugs from nature, innovative Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) and cell therapies are preferred topics. Preferred therapeutic directions include immunotherapy of infectious diseases, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, oncology, diseases of CNS and the cardiovascular system or geriatric diseases.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program. The candidate is expected to teach the entire and broad subject “Pharmaceutical Biology” (Staatsexamen Pharmazie and Bachelor/Master Pharmaceutical Sciences). A study degree in pharmacy is advantageous but not strictly required for a successful application.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, as well as a list of publications and invited lectures, a brief summary of present and future research interests, and up to three relevant publications preferred electronically as a single pdf file (up to 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, email:, no later than September 23rd, 2022.

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