Title Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses
Location UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN, GERMANY
Job Information

UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a W3 Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses as of October 15, 2018. Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The successful candidate  will represent the faculty in  research and teaching. We are searching for an internationally qualified specialist with proven expertise in the field of parasitology. Innovative research programs are expected with a scientific focus on zoonoses in the areas of soil-, food-, and/or water-parasitoses, preferably regarding metazoan pathogens. With respect to the scientific environment working at the intersection of basic and applied research, candidates are anticipated to work with in vitro models. This professorship is central part of DRUID (Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical !nfectious Qiseases), a newly established research center funded by the Hessian    government to reinforce scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE, Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-okonomischer Exzellenz).  Therefore,  we expect the candidate’ s willingness  for interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine , Human Medicine, and Biology and Chemistry, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute Langen, as well as in the Research Campus Central Hessen (www.fcmh.de). Autonomous , successful  fund­ raising activities and high-ranked international publications are obligatory.  Furthermore,  we expect the candidate to actively participate in relevant international activities of the faculty, to further promote the faculty’s  international profile, and to strengthen JLU’s international network.

Obligatory prerequisites for applicants are a Ph.D and equivalent scientific achievements in the field of parasitology (e.g. habilitation). Teaching covers the field of Veterinary Parasitology according to the ,,Tierarztliche Approbationsverordnung” (TAppV). It is an advantage to have teaching experiences in English.

Active involvement in the support of early career researchers as part of the Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) and the combined Ph.D. program of the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine is expected. A participation in teaching activities within the Master Program “Bioinformatics and System Biology” is possible.

The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) aims to employ more women in academic  research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications  and  teaching   competence  to:  The  President  of  Justus  Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number  0-22/18.  Applications must  be received by May 31th  2018 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at http://www.unigiessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt.pdf. Please only submit  copies  of  your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Please send us digital additional information on our application form http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb10/dekanatfb10/mat_beruf

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