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Tenure Track Professorship (W1) Genome Editing
Universität Stuttgart

Date Posted Sep. 26, 2022
Title Tenure Track Professorship (W1) Genome Editing
University Universität Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Department Life Science
Application Deadline Nov. 20, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Genetics

University of Stuttgart

Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bioengineering

Tenure Track Professorship (W1) "Genome Editing"


The rapidly advancing development of novel genome editing strategies is changing the field of biomedical research and its application. We are therefore looking for an early career individual with innovative research topics in the field of biomedical genome editing. Expertise should include the development of novel approaches and their application in basic research in human or mammalian animal models and/or functional testing at the preclinical level for various diseases.

Applicants are expected to have an internationally competitive research record. Prior work in one of the above research areas and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines is expected. Successful independent acquisition of third-party funding is desired.

The professorship is based at the Institute of Biomedical Genetics (IBMG - and is intended to complement and benefit from existing expertise and infrastructure in eukaryotic genetics and systems biology. Beyond the Institute of Biomedical Genetics, the candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration at the interface of natural sciences and engineering. In this way, the professorship should contribute to shaping local research initiatives such as the Stuttgart Research Centre for Systems Biology (, the potential area of Biomedical Systems ( and translational research with regional clinical research centres as well as partners from the private sector.

Applicants are expected to develop their teaching qualifications and participate in teaching in th undergraduate and graduate programs of the Technical Biology degree programme and the planned Master's degree programme in Systems and Synthetic Biology. Teaching can be carried out in German or English. Applicants are expected to offer courses in German after a transitional period of three years.

The position is a tenure track position leading to an appointment as a W3 professor in case of a positive evaluation. The requirements for employment listed in § 51 Baden-Württemberg university law apply. Tenure-track professors receive a start-up package and mentoring for personal and professional development at the University of Stuttgart. For more information on the criteria of evaluation and quality management, please visit the website

Applications with the usual documents (including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, list of third-party funds acquired, description of teaching activities, main research areas) and a fully completed applicant data sheet ( are preferably requested digitally by November 20, 2022, if possible in a PDF file, to the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Energy, Process and Bioengineering, Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart via email to Please be aware of the risks regarding confidentiality and the integrity of your application contents when sending your application via unencrypted email. Alternatively, paper applications will also be accepted. Please direct any questions regarding the current procedure to Prof. Dr. techn. Günter Scheffknecht, Dean of the Faculty,

The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program to offer assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart: The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly en-couraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Dr. Techn. Günter Scheffknecht
    Life Science
    Dean's Office of the Faculty of Energy


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