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Institution Faculty of Medicine
Remuneration group BesGr W2
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2023-06-15

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Molecular Gene Regulation

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 Medicine, Biomedical Center (BMC), Department of Physiological Chemistry, invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)

of Molecular Gene Regulation

commencing as soon as possible.

The professorship represents the entire subject in research and teaching. The ideal candidate should promote research activities that explore the connection between the environment and gene regulatory processes at the systems-biology, molecular and mechanistic level. Topics such as the relationship between metabolism and chromatin regulatory processes, between animal behavior and epigenetics, or between DNA damage and other stressors and transcription are particularly topical and require a profound collaboration between basic genomics, physiology and molecular, mechanistic, structural, chemical and translational research.

The professorship uses innovative functional genomics methods and proteomic approaches, uses genetically modifiable animal models, identifies and characterizes regulatory proteins and their complexes, such as molecular machines. Furthermore, the professorship will work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative manner, especially within the Department of Physiological Chemistry and the associated joint projects and international networks. Here it is important to develop synergies in coordination with the other research groups in the Department and at the Biomedical Center. The professorship should be able to demonstrate research and third-party funded achievements that are highly innovative and internationally visible.

LMU Munich offers an excellent interdisciplinary research environment at its Munich location and is striving to further deepen its research focus with this professorship in Munich. First-class equipment for the professorship at the new BioMedical Center in Martinsried is guaranteed.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

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 (curriculum vitae, scientific career, references, certificates, a list of publications and lectures, external funds) as well as a short application form (see to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Bavariaring 19. 80336 Munich, Germany, no later than June 15th, 2023.

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