Group leader position in Freiburg, Germany

The Institute of Biology III (Prof. Ralf Baumeister, Bioinformatics & Molecular Genetics) at the University of Freiburg advertises the following position:

Senior scientist/assistant professorship (Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat im Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit A13)

This position is immediately available, and is initially granted for three years, with an extension for another 3 years.

You have already postdoc experience and want to contribute to our research and teaching program (Genetics/biochemistry/neurobiology/bioinformatics, preferably with C. elegans, human cells, etc.) with own ideas, and develop your own research profile towards habilitation (eligibility for a call to a chair). We provide a fully equipped lab and expect your active participation in ongoing and future research cooperations, and, in the long run, the acquisition of your own third party funding. A moderate level of teaching (contributions to B.Sc. Biology: in German or English; M.Sc. Major Genetics and Developmental Biology, PhD: English) is expected.

We are looking for highly motivated researchers with a strong background in C. elegans or related models that will integrate in our department, and complement and extend the focus of our faculty in signalling research. A background in biochemistry/genetics to study intracellular dynamics and their effect on age-related mechanisms, stress and metabolic signalling, and tumorigenesis is preferred. Funding is initially secured for three years and can be extended for another 3 years.

Our institution provides an interdisciplinary environment and hosts researchers of several countries. Lab language is English. We are affiliated with two SFB/CRC research consortia (tumor biology, protein dynamics) and two Graduate Schools in Biomedicine. The group belongs to both the Faculty of Biology (Institute of Biology III) and the Faculty of Medicine (ZBMZ –Center for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Research). Lab members have access to facilities and grant opportunities of both faculties. The lab is also involved in the University programs (BIOSS, CIBSS) funded by the German excellence initiative. The successful candidate will receive the benefits of a governmental officer (A13Z).

The University of Freiburg is one of the top universities in Germany, its Life Sciences are always found among the top positions in national rankings. Freiburg is located at the slopes of the Black Forest in an absolutely marvellous environment: it is one of the oldest German student towns, 200.000 inhabitants, located 30 miles from Basel (Novartis, Roche), and 40 miles from Strasbourg (IGBMC), in the Switzerland- France-Germany triangle. It is also considered one of the most-beloved places in Germany, and the warmest city in the country. (Welcome to Freiburg | Freiburg Tourism).

For individual questions, please contact Ralf Baumeister at

Detail about the Faculty of Biology: Welcome to the Faculty of Biology — Fakultät für Biologie

Please submit your application (CV, list of publications, 3 reference addresses) to:

Prof. Dr. Ralf Baumeister
attn.: Angelika Reichinger
Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics
Schaenzlestr. 1
D-79104 Freiburg
Fon: +49-761-203 8350 / Fax: +49-761-203 8351