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Full Professorship (W3) for Plant Cell Biology

The Faculty of Biology of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for Plant Cell Biology in the Institute of Biology II to be filled as soon as possible.
  • Application deadline: 15.12.2021
  • Publication date: 15.10.2021
  • Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00001854


This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

We seek an internationally renowned scientist in the field of plant molecular biology, who preferentially investigates current topics within the field of molecular plant cell biology using biochemical and/or metabolic approaches. Aspects of signal perception and signal transduction should be visible. A research on plant membranes, the cell wall or metabolic signalling pathways are desirable but not mandatory requirements. The scientific profile of the candidate should integrate well into the over-arching thematic focus “Cellular adaptations of plants to varying environmental cues”.

The holder of the professorship will be responsible for teaching all aspects of Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Plants at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.

Given the diversity within the University of Freiburg with its currently funded clusters of excellence CIBSS and livMatS and its close collaborations with local Max-Planck- and Fraunhofer Institutes as well as governmental state institutions, Freiburg is a highly competitive and internationally renowned research location and – together with the University of Basle (CH), the University of Strasbourg (F), the University Haute-Alsace (F) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (D) – also part of the „European Campus“.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the five most important publications
  • A short overview on the current and planned research program
  • List of current and previous projects including the financial support received

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00001854, by 15.12.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

The Dean of the Faculty of Biology
Schänzlestr. 1
D-79104 Freiburg
Email address:

For further information, please contact Herr Professor Dr. Thomas Ott on the phone number +49 761 203-2673 or E-Mail Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments.