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Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Computational Biochemistry and Protein Design (f/m/x)

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences. The Gene Center is a central scientific institution of the LMU located in the heart of its Life Science Campus in Großhadern/Martinsried.

The Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Gene Center Munich invite applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Computational Biochemistry and Protein Design

commencing as soon as possible.

Candidates should have an interest in Computational Protein Design and/or related fields of AI-driven Computational Biochemistry and an outstanding record of internationally recognized research accomplishments. Candidates should complement existing technologies at the Gene Center with cutting edge research methods, such as AI driv-en software development, de novo design and analysis of proteins, protein assemblies or protein-nucleic acid complexes. Application of these technologies to questions in macromolecular self-assembly, protein-protein/protein-nucleic acid recognition and remodeling, regulation of gene expression or immunity as well as translational approaches are most welcome. Candidates should have a profound interest in interdisciplinary interactions.

Active participation in local research networks such as national clus-ters of excellence, collaborative research centers and international graduate schools is highly desirable. We offer a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment and state of the art instrumentation for biochemical analyses, structural biology, mass spectrometry,
bioimaging, sequencing as well as high throughput projects/screen-ing.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assis-tance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. Further information is available from the faculty’s women’s representative ( LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, summary of teaching activities, as well as a list of publications and invited lectures, a brief summary of present and future research interests, and up to three relevant publications preferred electronically as a single pdf file (up to 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Mü, no later than April 15th, 2023.


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