Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry with a focus on infectious diseases

Bremen (DE)
Thursday, 2 December 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 1 January 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized, English-language research university in Bremen. It offers bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs in the focus areas of health, mobility, and diversity, and is committed to the professional development of specialists and managers and to knowledge transfer. Guiding principles include the highest standards in research and teaching, interculturality, and systematic cross-disciplinary collaboration. The aim is to optimally prepare talented individuals from all over the world for responsible tasks in a globalized working world. Currently, more than 1,500 people from over 110 nations live and learn on campus.

The department of Life Sciences and Chemistry at Jacobs University Bremen invites applications from interested candidates for the following post, to be filled ideally for the fall semester 2022:

Assistant Professor in

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

(full-time, initially limited to 3 years)

Job ID 21~54


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.

Your qualifications and experience:

  • 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

What you can expect:

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.

Your application:

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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