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Full Professorship (W 3) for Microanalysis Systems

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W 3) for Microanalysis Systems

within the Department of Microsystems Engineering with a simultaneous appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of the

Hahn-Schickard Institute of
Microanalysis Systems in Freiburg


to be filled as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a member of the Board of Directors at Hahn-Schickard in Freiburg. The willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other Institutes and the University of Freiburg (Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Biology) is expected.

We are looking for an internationally recognized personality characterized by outstanding academic qualifications, experience in top management and leadership of large scientific working groups and good teaching skills. Therefore several years of professional experience in a management position in industry or industry-related research are required of the applicant. She / he should be able to demonstrate successful implementation of research results into industrial applications. A proven track record in the acquisition of research projects as well as very good knowledge of German research and funding opportunities are required. Experience in research and teaching is desired in one or several of the following areas:

Applied research and development in the field of in vitro microanalysis systems, especially

  • molecular- and microbiological assays with reduced analysis time, improved sensitivity, and multianalyte capacity for Point-of-Care testing
  •  mobile and fully automated analysis systems preferentially based on centrifugal microfluidics and/or lateral flow tests for in vitro diagnostics at the Point-of-Care, bioprocess- and food analysis with focus on miniaturization, automation, system integration and fabrication technologies
  •  identification of novel application fields for microanalysis systems („Unmet Needs“)

Teaching in the field biotechnology for engineers, covering micro- and molecular biology, bioprocess technology, in-vitro diagnostics, and food analysis.

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 University of Freiburg seeks to increase the number of female scientific faculty members and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position. The university is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references
  •  Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 5 most important publications
  • Detailed research profile and exposé stating the planned scientific work
  • Teaching profile

In addition, we require the completed application form provided at http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf. Submit this form together with the above-mentioned supporting documents by 30.06.2017 at the latest.

Please send your application preferably via e-mail in a single file to the following address:         
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, 79110 Freiburg, Germany, Email:
dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de. You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments, available under

 Contact person (faculty)
 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
Tel.  203-7161,  ruehe@imtek.uni-freiburg.de
Contact person (Office for Committees and Appointments)
 Tel. 0761 203 --4220 stawarz@verwaltung.uni-freiburg.de
Date(s) of lectures open to university members
Date of final session of appointment committee
Date recommendation of appointment committee was approved in the Senate
Date appointment was offered
Acceptance of appointment (date and name)
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