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Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Professor of Structural Organic Chemistry (W2)


Professor of Structural Organic Chemistry (W2)

The Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg invites applications for the tenured faculty position: Professor of Structural Organic Chemistry (W2) to be filled as soon as possible. The position is located at the Institute of Organic Chemistry.

The Professorship

The professorship is intended to strengthen the current research on biomolecular and supramolecular chemistry at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry. Current research areas include synthesis and analysis of covalent and supramolecular structures, for example based on nucleic acids (aptamers and ribozymes) and functional pi-systems (dye aggregates and foldamers). The new position should strengthen the NMR spectroscopic analyses of functional architectures in solution and in the solid state, with a particular focus on multifunctional molecules and molecular assemblies with potential for diagnostic and/or therapeutic applications. Experience in solid-state NMR spectroscopic analyses of (bio)polymer-bound small molecules is advantageous. Active participation in ongoing and planned collaborative projects within the faculty is expected, and experience in obtaining external funding is required. 
The successful candidate will have access to the equipment available at the Institute of Organic Chemistry as well as the adjoining Center for Nanosystems Chemistry. The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching of organic chemistry (Bachelor and Master degree programs). The University of Würzburg puts emphasis on the excellent supervision of students and doctoral candidates, and expects high levels of engagement from teaching staff.



Candidates are expected to have a relevant university degree, high pedagogical aptitude, a demonstrated ability for scientific research as usually proven by an excellent Doctoral degree, in addition to a Habilitation or proof of equivalent scientific achievements and independence in the field of structural organic chemistry (e.g. through a successful Junior or Assistant Professorship or equivalent performance in a non-university setting). According to Article 10 paragraph 3 of the Bavarian University Personnel Act, an appointment to civil service can only be made to a candidate under the age of 52. However, exceptions are possible in urgent cases.
The University of Würzburg aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female academics. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications.


Official Announcement (german)
Announcement (english version)


The following documents need to be submitted:


1. One(!) PDF document including:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV incl. academic certificates
  • Publication list
  • List of (invited) lectures
  • research and teaching statement

2. PDF of your five most relevant publications

3. Short summary XLS-File (Download)


Please submit your application in electronic form to the "Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy" by October 24th, 2021 w2-oc@uni-wuerzburg.de

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Your application should be offered in a electronic way and will be distributed in this form within the selection committee. To protect your privacy, they only will be used internal for that special position und must not be given or shown to anybody external. By submitting our application you agree to that procedure.

General Data Protection Regulation Notes



Email : w2-oc@uni-wuerzburg.de


Application Deadline: 24.10.2021

Prof. Dr. Claudia Höbarner

Lehrstuhl Organische Chemie I
Hubland Süd, Institut für Organische Chemie, 97074 Würzburg
Telefon: 0931 31 85322

Dr. Andreas Oechsner

Zentralgebäude Chemie, Raum 028
Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg

Telefon: 0931 31 85386
Skype: dekanat_chemie_uniwue