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Full (W3) Professorship in Bioinorganic Chemistry

Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is inviting applications for the position of a

Full (W3) Professorship in Bioinorganic Chemistry

to take up appointment as soon as possible / beginning 01.01.2022.

We are looking for an excellent scientist with scientific compe­tence in a current research area in the field of preparative bioinorganic chemistry and experience in attracting competitive external funding. Participation in ongoing and planned collabora-tive projects involving HHU chemistry is expected. In addition to collaborations within the chemical institutes, an active participa-tion in the development of new research networks within and outside the faculty is desired. At the same time, the professorship is expected to cover the entire field of inorganic chemistry in teaching, both as a major and minor subject, especially in the bachelor‘s and master‘s programs in chemistry, biochemistry, business chemistry and natural sciences. Participation in academic self-governance is required.

Conditions for employment are, in addition to general administra­tive conditions in accordance with § 36 of the North Rhine-West­phalia University Act (Gesetz über die Hochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen), an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply; they will be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability, and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant.

Heinrich Heine University lives the principle „excellence through diversity“. HHU has signed the “Charta der Vielfalt (diversity)” and successfully participated in the audit “Shaping Diversity” of the Stifterverband. HHU is certified as family-friendly and aims to promote its employees’ diversity.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). Further information can be found under

For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Janiak.

Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curricu­lum vitae including lists of all scientific publications, a list of competitively acquired fellowships and third-party funding (incl. grants) and of the conducted teaching, (3) copies of academic degrees and (4) a short statement of research and teaching interests (max. 5 pages). Applications should be sent in digital format, as a single PDF file, citing reference number 09.21-3.1, to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The closing date for applications is 15.09.2021.

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Kleinebudde


Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is one of the younger higher education institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – founded in 1965. Since 1988 our university has carried the name of one of the city’s finest sons. Today around 35,000 students study at a modern campus under conditions ideally suited to academic life.

As a campus university where everything is close together, all buildings including the University Hospital and the specialised libraries are easily reachable. Our university departments enjoy an excellent reputation due to an exceptionally high number of collaborative research centres. Moreover, the state capital Düsseldorf provides an attractive environment with a high quality of life.

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Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
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