In a joint appointment with the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI), the Faculty of Biological Sciences of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany is seeking to fill a

W3 Professorship for Drug Design and Development

by the next possible date.

We are looking for a research personality (f/m/d) with extensive expertise in drug discovery and development of anti-infectives who will significantly shape the research profile in Jena in the future. The candidate is expected to carry out an ambitious research program for targeted, guideline-compliant development of new drug candidates.
Experience in the pharmaceutical industry as well as with industry collaborations is an advantage. The professorship is responsible for the further conception of research of the department as well as for the integration of research and teaching into the Leibniz-HKI and the research landscape in Jena, for example into the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Micro­verse and the Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research. It is explicitly desired that the new professor is very committed to the acquisition of external funding. The professor will participate in teaching in the field of microbiology and related subjects. The professorship is a research professorship with a reduced teaching load.
Jena is scientifically very strong and internationally visible in the fields of microbiology, chemical biology, infection biology, biogeosciences, biodiversity, optics/photonics, materials science and bioinformatics/systems biology. Jena has an attractive research environment with an integrative network of natural and life sciences research groups, characterized by close collaborations of the university with non-university research institutions and with local biotech companies.
It is expected that the professorship will actively shape the profile building and expand and intensify the collaborations.
In order to be eligible for the position, candidates must have a completed degree, pedagogical aptitude, a particular aptitude for academic work demonstrated by a doctorate as well as a Habilitation or equivalent academic achievements. Appointment as a professor shall be for life as a civil servant, provided that the legal requirements are met.
Friedrich Schiller University aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female academics to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.
Applications in German or English should include the usual documents such as cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and diplomas, list of publications including selected reprints, documentation of teaching activities and teaching evaluation, list of third-party funds acquired, research and teaching concept.
Please send your application electronically via the appointment portal of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

by 09. October 2023.

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences
Prof. Dr. Lars-Oliver Klotz
Bachstr. 18k
07743 Jena, Germany

For questions about the position and the procedure, please contact Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage (