Professorship in Primary Education Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology Germany

The successful applicant will assume responsibilities in research and teaching in the area named above as well as manage a Junior Research Group.


Appointment requirements are governed by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).


The successful candidate will have an excellent interdisciplinary research profile at the intersection of Biology and Chemistry proven through high-level publications. She or he will have a record of excellence in university teaching (preferably internationally), and have experience with third party funding.


The appointee will conduct research in the area of manipulation of intracellular signaling events. She or he will be expected to establish and lead a high-performance research group at the Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry. The junior professor will be expected to develop projects that contribute to the newly established DFG-funded Transregio 186 Molecular Switches in the Spatio-Temporal Control of Cellular Signal Transmission. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to: development and use of switchable second messengers; the utilization of non-natural amino acids and/or protein ligation techniques for the study of intracellular signaling; or the development and cellular application of optogenetic strategies to acutely manipulate protein function. Furthermore, the selectee will also have teaching responsibilities for students of Biochemistry and will successfully acquire third party funding.


The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of three years. Reappointment is contingent upon positive evaluation of performance and may be extended for three more years.


Applications quoting the reference code should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications and working papers, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects.


All materials, including a private postal and an email address must be received no later than April 27th, 2017 at


Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
Takustraße 3
14195 Berlin

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