University Professorship (m/f/d) in Biotechnology of Natural Products / Food Biotechnology

Leibniz University Hannover


February 10, 2022


We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 30,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences invites applications for the following position of Salary Scale W3 NBesO starting as soon as possible: University Professorship (m/f/d) in Biotechnology of Natural Products / Food Biotechnology

The Position

The future position holder should represent the subject "Biotechnology of Natural Products, Food and Natural Products Chemistry" in research and teaching. The research focus should be in the field of biotechnologically oriented natural products and food chemistry with a focus on chemical- molecular topics. The research concept shall strategically complement and strengthen the research of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, in particular of the Chemical Institutes in the field of biotechnology of natural products, food development, bioprocess technology and technical chemistry and in particular an active and natural research at the Hannover location. Active participation in the Leibniz Research Center of Biomolecular Drug Research (BMWZ) is expected. The professorship will assume teaching responsibilities in the Bachelor and Master programs in Chemistry and Life Sciences as well as the Master programs in Molecular Microbiology and Food Research and Development.

The successful candidate will be expected to hold selected courses in English.

What we can offer you

LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

General duties and employment requirements are specified in the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.

Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.

Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

Please submit your application with supporting documents by February 10, 2022 via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:

For further information, please contact Professor Markus Kalesse (Phone: +49 (0) 511 762-4688, Email: ).

Information on the collection of personal data according to article 13 GDPR can be found at https: // www. bewerbungen/.

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