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The Faculty of Medicine of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (JLU), Clinic for General Paediatrics and Neonatology, and the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg GmbH, Giessen Campus, invites applications for a

W2 Professorship in Neonatology as of now

Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG), the non-tariff terms of employment apply, and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The successful candidate will assume leadership of the Neonatology Section at the Clinic. The Neonatology Section is an integral part of the Department of General Paediatrics and Neonatology. The duties of the future incumbent will include competent representation of the area of expertise in research, teaching and patient care.

The successful candidate will be expected to represent the whole spectrum of the Section and have prior experience in leadership. The responsibilities arising from patient treatment including leadership of the neonatologic intensive care unit will be regulated by a contract with University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg GmbH.

The Section of Neonatology is to be further developed in close cooperation with the fields of prenatal medicine, infection and immunology, reproduction medicine, and human genetics. Perinatal research is to be pursued with an interdisciplinary approach with particular attention to translation of pre-clinical research results and long-term follow-up after therapeutic intervention.

The successful candidate must have internationally recognised scholarly accomplishments in the above-mentioned areas. Close cooperation is required within the existing foci of the faculty, in particular cardiopulmonary system, infection, inflammation and immunity as well as reproduction medicine and reparation/regeneration. The successful candidate should become actively involved in existing collaborative projects and be responsible for organising research projects and new collaborative associations and national and international networks. Cooperation in the International Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) is expected. The successful candidate should have international recognition in his/her specialisation and hold an outstanding scientific qualification. During employment at JLU, the incumbent will be expected to publish in renowned national and international peer-reviewed journals and be responsible for securing external funding for projects (preferably from the German Research Foundation).

The universities of Giessen and Marburg and the University of Applied Sciences in Central Hessen are working together in a research alliance (Research Campus of Central Hessen) as a structured cooperation based on coordinated priorities. It is expected that the applicant shows cooperativeness to university and department-wide collaborative projects. In particular, cross university/hospital patient-oriented clinical research and the participation in joint clinical studies is expected.

The following qualifications are required: Full university education in medicine, a doctorate with merit and outstanding academic achievements (e.g. habilitation, post-doctoral thesis with entitlement to teach at university level as a professor, and publications in the field of specialization in renowned international journals). The applicant is expected to obtain extramural funding and, furthermore, proof of particular pedagogic aptitude as a required qualification, to represent the specialist field in academic teaching with great commitment. Candidates must be board-certified in paediatrics and adolescent medicine with additional qualifications in neonatology and paediatric intensive medicine, and must possess the credentials for acquiring authorization to offer further training. Gender issues should explicitly be integrated into the professorship’s research and teaching agenda.

JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no emails, please) with the CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number K-25/18. Applications must be received by July 13th, 2018 at the latest.

Applicants are encouraged additionally to fill in one of the forms listed under (Bewerbungsbogen).

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed. In addition, please send your documentation in digital form, if possible.

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