Full Professorship of Bioelectronic Interfaces

University of Freiburg Department of Microsystems Engineering


The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for Bioelectronic Interfaces in the Department of Microsystems Engineering to be filled by October 1, 2023. It may be possible to fill the position at an earlier date.
  • Application deadline: 03.05.2021
  • Publication date: 23.03.2021
  • Start-date: 01.10.2023
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00001465


This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a research and teaching program in the area of biocompatibility, robustness and longevity of polymer-based bioelectronic interfaces for the coupling of technical devices to living organisms. The research should focus on applications in the field of neurotechnology. The willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the Faculties of Engineering, Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy as well as the Faculty of Medicine and especially with the center of Intelligent Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology (IMBIT) and the Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks - BrainTools is expected. We also expect participation in the acquisition of third­ party funded coordinated research projects such as Collaborative Research Centers, Research Training Groups and Clusters of Excellence. International cooperation with leading research groups in neuroscience and neurotechnology is welcome.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae, certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures, specifying the 5 most important publications; an existing Google Scholar Profile should be free from errors
  • Research profile and research statement about the planned scientific work
  • Record of classes taught and a teaching statement
  • Record of projects acquired; the funding amount attributed to the own group/ own person should be clearly indicated

Shortlisted applicants will have to present a teaching skills portfolio prior to their interview (http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/lehrkompetenzportfolio-formblatt-en.doc).

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00001465, by 03.05.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
Faculty of Engineering
Georges-Koehler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg, Germany
e-mail: dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de.
(via e-mail in a single PDF-file) You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.

For further information, please contact Dr. Rainer Giersiepen on the phone number +49 761 203-8085 or E-Mail rainer.giersiepen@sonne.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments.

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com