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    • Bremen
  • Full time
  • Recruitment


  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry


  • Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Apply by: 2022-01-06

Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry with a focus on infectious diseases (f/m/d)

Published 2021-10-27

In this position you will typically take over teaching responsibilities in one or more of the following fields with an innovative perspective:
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • High-throughput screening
The successful candidate will supervise student research projects, and will advise students during their studies. The supervision of PhD students is also possible. In addition, the successful candidate shall engage in the further development of the undergraduate study program “Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology”.

The candidate will be expected to engage in innovative research in the field of infectious diseases, to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research team, and to raise third-party funded projects. In particular, the candidate is invited to use and strengthen the University’s partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology ITMP.

Jacobs University repeatedly scored excellently in national and international rankings. According to the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Jacobs University is placed 27th among the best Young Universities in the world.In addition to an exciting and varied range of tasks, we offer flexible working hours, individual training opportunities, sports activities and participation in language courses on our campus.Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates who would further diversify our faculty.

  • PhD degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry with a focus on medicinal chemistry, preferably infectious diseases
  • Experience and success in teaching in international and diverse environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interest in innovative teaching methods
  • Strong publication record related to medicinal chemistry, with an interest in infectious diseases
  • Experience in transferring research knowledge for pharmaceutical-industrial applications
  • Responsible, self-motivated person able to work independently and as a part of a diverse team
  • Fluent in English, the language of instruction and communication on campus
  • Intercultural experience and competencies will be considered as additional assets
Please upload your documents in a single PDF document, including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio and publication record, copies of certificates and diplomas, certification of English proficiency (optional), the names and addresses of two referees, and the expected level of appointment in our application management system here.

The deadline for submission of applications is 06.01.2022. The offered position is a tenure track post, with review of performance after three and six years. Please note that an assistant professor at Jacobs University corresponds roughly to the lecturer or early senior lecturer rank in the Commonwealth usage. For further questions, please contact our Dean, Prof. Dr. Werner Nau, via email w.nau@jacobs-university.de or phone +49 421 200-3233.

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