Professorship (W2) for Bioorganic Chemistry

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.


The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences is seeking a professor (W2) of bioorganic chemistry.

The professorship covers the subject of organic chemistry in research and teaching, with a focus on bioorganic chemistry or synthetic organic chemistry with links to biologically active compounds. We also expect links to the department’s research areas—for example, the development of active substances and infection research—and participation in the University’s core research area Inflammation, Infection and Immunity.

We expect the professor to teach all aspects of organic chemistry in the bachelor’s and master’s programs and to take part in teacher training programs and teach students taking minors in the field.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding academic track record and research experience in the professorship field.

Applicants should have a relevant international track record in publishing in the field of bioorganic chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry as well as experience in acquiring and conducting externally funded projects. We also expect applicants to have good teaching skills and teaching experience in organic chemistry. It is desirable for applicants to have knowledge of and to have contributed to international and interdisciplinary collaboration and projects. German-language proficiency (C1) or the willingness to develop the same within 2 years of appointment is expected.

Additional information

Universität Hamburg values gender equality, diversity, and finding a balance between family life and working or studying. Integrating these values into teaching and management is expected. We also expressly encourage qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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