Chair (W3) of Bioinorganic and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

Dresden (DE)
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

At the Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry the position of

Chair (W3) of Bioinorganic and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

in combination with the

Director of the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research
of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)

is to be filled in a joint appointment procedure during the year of 2018.

The HZDR is a research centre with over 1100 employees and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF). The HZDR’s interdisciplinary scientific focus lies in the research fields of energy, health, and matter. Research is carried out in close cooperation within the Helmholtz Association as well as with universities, non-university institutions, and industry. Detailed information can be found at

We are seeking a director for the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, which employs approximately one hundred members of staff. This experienced individual should possess an outstanding international research reputation with a proven track record in radiopharmaceutical sciences. This position requires competence and experience in the areas of radiochemistry, medical chemistry, organic chemistry, and complex chemistry as well as knowledge of clinical and pre-clinical imaging principles. A lively interest in issues pertaining to oncological therapy at the interface between chemistry, pharmacy, and medicine as well as an intensive cooperation within the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT)with the  aim of translating results from basic research into clinical practice are also expected. Furthermore, thematic cooperation is required with the chairs of the Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry on the one hand and the HZDR Institutes of Radiooncology-OncoRay, Radiation Physics, and Resource Ecology on the other hand.

The applicant should show a strong commitment to teaching in chemistry and food chemistry and academic selfadministration. He/she must fulfil the employment qualification requirements according to § 58 of the Act Governing Academic Freedom in Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Saxon Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - Sächs-HSFG). Besides an university degree in one of the aforementioned areas, teaching abilities and particular competence in working scientifically as well as experience in cooperative transdisciplinary structures, additional scientific merits are expected, such as a junior professorship, a habilitation degree, or an equivalent scientific activity.

The TU Dresden and the HZDR seek to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the equal opportunities officer of the HZDR (Ms Dr. Andrea Cherkouk +49 351 260 2416,, the equal opportunities officer of the Department Chemistry and Food Chemistry Mr Dr. Oliver Busse (049 351 463 43220, ) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms Birgit Kliemann +49 351 463 33175).

For all further information please contact Professor R. Sauerbrey, Scientific Director of the HZDR, phone +49 351 260 2744, 2625, fax +49 351 260 2700, email

Your applications should include CV, a short description of your scientific career, your research concept, a summary of your teaching experiences, teaching evaluations of the last two years, a list of publications, offprints of your five most important publications, information about own third-party funds and transcripts/certifications. Please send all of your documents also in digital form (CD or USB stick, not as attachments to emails) until 15.11.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to TU Dresden, Fakultät Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie, Sprecher Herrn Prof. Dr. Thomas Henle, 01062 Dresden. The application documents will be made available to the responsible bodies at the TUD and the HZDR.

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