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W3-Professorship in Systemic Cellular Neurobiology (f/m/d)

Organizational unit

Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering

Job description

The responsibilities of this new professorship are rooted in research, teaching and innovation within the field of systemic cellular neurobiology. We are looking for an internationally visible and excellent scientist in molecular neuroscience with a strong expertise in cellular and developmental biology who adds his/her/their expertise to the interdisciplinary Excellence Cluster “3D Matter Made to Order”.

The focus of the successful candidate will be within the context of systemic cellular neurobiology, i.e., researching the control of the interactions of neurons with neurons, non-neuronal cells or biofunctionalized 3D materials. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): research on neuronal stem cells and/or neuronal organoid cultures; (animal) models for human neuronal diseases; development of neuronal entities; investigation and manipulation of neuronal connectivity by biofunctionalized materials or electronic interfaces for neuronal systems.

We expect a commitment to teaching zoology within our Bachelor degree programs „Angewandte Biologie“ as well as cell biology and neurobiology within our Master degree courses „Biologie“ and „Chemische Biologie“. You have to demonstrate your teaching abilities by an ‘Habilitation’ or an equivalent qualification. Additionally, we expect expertise in academic self-administration.

Involvement in the HEiKA Graduate School “Functional Materials” and the “Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics” is both possible and desirable.

Starting date

Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

KIT is looking for a neurobiologist in an early stage of his/her academic independent career. You will bring extensive experience in the above key areas, and have demonstrated your excellence through the international visibility of your research. In addition, we expect you to have already shown experience in leadership as head of a research group, a capacity for teamwork, and a proficiency in teaching. A willingness to get involved in interdisciplinary cooperation within KIT and an ability obtain third-party funding from public and private sources are essential.

Employment conditions as outlined in § 47 LHG (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges) in conjunction with § 20 KITG (KIT-Act) in the version applicable until the legal validity of the 2. KIT-Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (2nd KIT Further Development Act) shall apply.

This is what we offer

KIT is a certified family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leave of absence due to family reasons, dual-career service and coaching to support the compatibility of work and family life.

Contract duration


Application up to

August 13, 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener (, phone 0721 608-43400.


Your application, including your curriculum vitae, research plans, teaching concept, publication list and a list of projects for which you have obtained third-party funding, should be sent electronically to:

Prof. Dr. Andrea Robitzki, Leiterin des Bereich I – Biologie, Chemie und Verfahrenstechnik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), c/o Dekanat der KIT-Fakultät für Chemie und Biowissenschaften, Kaiserstr. 12, D-76131 Karlsruhe. Email:

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

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