The Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has a vacancy for a W3 Professorship in Biochemistry to be filled by 01 March 2023.


We are looking for an internationally visible researcher who will work experimentally on biochemical issues at the molecular level, preferably by studying molecular functions in neurocellular models. Areas of interest for this professorship could be in the field of dynamics and regulation of proteins, ligand-protein, RNA-protein, and/or protein-protein complexes. Preference will be given to candidates who will, in both research and teaching, advance the use and development of current biochemical and cell biological techniques in combination with approaches of chemical biology for the observation and functional analysis of physiologically relevant molecules to the level of single molecules, especially using modern fluorescence techniques. In this way, the professorship will strengthen the faculty's focus and activities in the study and modulation of bio-macromolecules. Compatibility within existing and planned research collaborations within the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as with the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, the Research Department Neuroscience and the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV is expected.

                extent: full-time
                duration: permanent employment
                beginning: 01.03.2023
                closing date: 15.08.2022
                It is assumed that the future position holder will be able to fully teach the Faculty‘s courses of Biochemistry in both German and English.

                Positively evaluated junior professorships, habilitations or equivalent scientific achievements as well as evidence of particular suitability for academic teaching are required, together with a willingness to participate in academic self-administration.

                A high level of commitment to teaching, evidence of successful acquisition of significant third-party funding, outstanding publication and lecture activity, international activity and experience, as well as a willingness to assume tasks within the academic self-administration of the university and the Department of Chemistry are required.

                Please send us your detailed scientific curriculum vitae, list of publications and lectures, proof of special suitability for academic teaching as well as a list of third-party funds acquired. Furthermore, we ask you for a one-page summary of your research interests and a bullet-point description of concrete cooperation opportunities within the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In addition, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum attaches particular importance to the quality of teaching. Teaching experience and ideas about teaching should be presented. Please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Günther-Pomorski ( for further information.

                Please send these documents under the specification ANR 692 in electronic form as one PDF-file to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry by 15.08.2022. E-mail:

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