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Institution Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Remuneration group BesGr W3
Start date Commencing on 01.10.2024
Application deadline 2023-01-31

Full Professorship (W3) of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (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 Chemistry (Chair) commencing on October 1st 2024.

The Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy - Center for Drug Research has its research focus on instrumental analytical chemistry and molecular drug research, including the development of biologically active small molecules. It has an important bridging function within the interdisciplinary HighTechCampus Großhadern/Martinsried. LMU Munich is looking for an internationally renowned person who can fully represent the field of pharmaceutical chemistry in research and teaching with a profile that further strengthens the faculty and university in the field of molecular drug research. Exemplary research topics are modern drug- and bio-analytical chemistry, the development and molecular characterization of macromolecular drugs, the development and application of computer-aided drug design methods, or structure-guided drug design. In teaching, the professorship represents the subject of pharmaceutical chemistry both in the state examination course in pharmacy and in the bachelor‘s/master‘s courses in pharmaceutical sciences. Appropriate experience is required.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree related to the field of pharmaceutical chemistry, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification and teaching skills at university level. International visibility, excellent academic achievements, a productive research program, strong third-party funding and specific expertise in methods of molecular drug research that enable broad collaboration within the HighTechCampus Großhadern/Martinsried are expected.

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 January 31th 2023.

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