Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor of Envir­on­mental Micro­bi­o­m­ics

Technical University Berlin Insti­tute for Envir­on­mental Sci­ence and Engin­eer­ing


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty III

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty III - Pro­cess Sci­ences - Insti­tute for Envir­on­mental Sci­ence and Engin­eer­ing - offers a pos­i­tion of a

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor - salary grade W3

for the chair of "Envir­on­mental Micro­bi­o­m­ics".

Work­ing field:

Teach­ing in the area of (micro-)bio­lo­gical fun­da­ment­als in the Bach­elor and Mas­ter envir­on­mental sci­ence and engin­eer­ing and spe­cific­ally func­tional aspects of the micro­biom of vari­ous envir­on­mental sys­tems. Fur­ther devel­op­ment of the cur­ricula in the respect­ive sub­jects. Classes have to be given in Ger­man as well as Eng­lish lan­guage.

Research in the area of func­tional fun­da­ment­als of micro­bi­o­mes of envir­on­mental sys­tems and the applic­a­tion thereof in envir­on­mental engin­eer­ing (effect of pol­lut­ants/stressors, treat­ment pro­cesses). Inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and cross-fac­ulty cooper­a­tion as well as par­ti­cip­a­tion in joint ini­ti­at­ives and aca­demic self-admin­is­tra­tion.
Pos­sible research top­ics are:
  • Exper­i­mental ana­lysis of micro­bi­o­mes of nat­ural sys­tems
  • Physiolo­gical char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of envir­on­ment­ally rel­ev­ant microor­gan­isms
  • Effect of anthro­po­genic pol­lut­ants/stressors on micro­bi­o­mes of nat­ural sys­tems
  • Devel­op­ment of a mech­an­istic under­stand­ing of envir­on­mental sys­tems from molecu­lar obser­va­tions („envir­on­mental mul­tiom­ics“)
  • Applic­a­tion of envir­on­mental micro­bi­o­m­ics for research on eco­sys­tems, hygiene and treat­ment plants


  • Can­did­ates must ful­fil the require­ments for appoint­ment at the pro­fessor level in com­pli­ance with § 100 Ber­lHG (Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act), includ­ing a com­pleted aca­demic edu­ca­tion in a suit­able dis­cip­line, spe­cial achieve­ments in research (doc­tor­ate and addi­tional aca­demic achieve­ments), and ped­ago­gical-didactic qual­i­fic­a­tions, demon­strated by teach­ing exper­i­ence and visu­al­ized in a teach­ing port­fo­lio (for fur­ther inform­a­tion see TUB Web­site, quick access 144242)
  • Rel­ev­ant teach­ing exper­i­ence
  • Evid­ence of inde­pend­ent research in sev­eral of the above men­tioned top­ics
  • Exper­i­ence in attract­ing external fund­ing, and lead­ing third party-fun­ded pro­jects
  • Exper­i­ence in lead­ing a research group
  • Exper­i­ence with work­ing in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional teams
  • Estab­lished inter­na­tional research repu­ta­tion in the area of envir­on­mental micro­bi­o­m­ics and at least two above-men­tioned applic­a­tions (eco­sys­tems, hygiene and treat­ment plants), evid­enced by high-impact pub­lic­a­tions
Desired is also:
  • Exper­i­ence in ment­or­ing, pro­mo­tion of female research­ers and the area of equal oppor­tun­ity
  • For applic­ants without Ger­man lan­guage skills: a self-com­mittment to learn Ger­man within two years
  • Activ­it­ies related to sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion and tech­no­logy trans­fer

How to ap­ply:

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is determ­ined to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and there­fore strongly encour­ages qual­i­fied female research­ers to apply. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies. In the con­text of a stra­tegic inter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion pro­cess, TU Ber­lin assumes recruited aca­demic teach­ing staff's abil­ity to con­duct classes in Eng­lish. Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is a cer­ti­fied fam­ily-friendly higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion, and our Dual Career Ser­vice offers assist­ance to you and your fam­ily when relo­cat­ing to Ber­lin. Applic­a­tions from abroad are expli­citely wel­come.

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion until the 12th Novem­ber 2020 indic­at­ing the job ref­er­ence num­ber III-536/20 and includ­ing the appro­pri­ate doc­u­ment­a­tion (CV, cer­ti­fic­ates of edu­ca­tion and pre­vi­ous work exper­i­ence, list of pub­lic­a­tions, list of attrac­ted third party fund­ing as well as a descrip­tion of your research and teach­ing concept, teach­ing port­fo­lio) by email as a pdf-attach­ment to Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Dean of the Fac­ulty III - Pro­cess Sci­ences, at berufungen@fak3.tu-berlin.de. Altern­at­ively, applic­a­tions may be sub­mit­ted in writ­ing together with a digital ver­sion (USB drive) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin – Der Präsid­ent –, Dekan der Fak­ultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Ber­lin. For any enquir­ies relat­ing to the applic­a­tion pro­cess please con­tact the fac­ulty admin­is­tra­tion via e-mail to berufungen@fak3.tu-berlin.de. Please send cop­ies only; ori­gin­als will not be returned.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - , Dekan der Fak­ultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Ber­lin
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Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • professorship
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Pro­fessor
Start­ing date (earli­est):
Salary grade W3
environmental science and engineering, microbiomics,
  • en­gin­eer­ing
  • en­vir­on­ment­al en­gin­eer­ing
Field of stud­ies:
  • en­gin­eer­ing
  • en­vir­on­ment­al en­gin­eer­ing
Lan­guage skills:
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
Job offer is addi­tion­ally pub­lished at:
academics.de inkl. zeitonline.de, academics.com, DHV

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
Con­tact per­son:
Corinna Kaiser
Con­tact phone:
+49 (0)30 314-24063
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Dekan der Fakultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
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