May 16, 2014
The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the Carl von Ossietzky
University of Oldenburg (Germany) is an interdisciplinary research institute focussed on fundamental and
applied topics in marine and environmental sciences. At our location Wilhelmshaven with four working
groups we are offering a position at the earliest possible date for an
Assistant Professor (W1) Marine Biosensors
head of a junior-research group.
The main research areas of the successful applicant will effectively complement the existing research
activities of ICBM with regard to development, application and optimization of in-situ methods for the
assessment of biological and chemical processes in the water column and sediment. Priority is given to
research and development of (semi) autonomic measuring systems for real- time assessment of organisms,
genes and metabolites in complex marine ecosystems. The successful applicant is expected to cooperate
closely with our microbiological and geochemical working groups. The successful applicant will contribute
to teaching in the Master programme "Marine Sensors" and in the other study courses of the ICBM. In
cooperation with the working group Marine Sensor Systems and the Jade University of Applied Sciences,
the successful applicant will establish a scientific competence field "Marine Technology" in Wilhelmshaven.
Active participation in joint research projects is expected, as well as close cooperation with the members of
the Northwest Marine Research Network and the University of Bremen.
The University is seeking to employ a personality with excellent scientific qualifications within a seminal
field of biological and/or chemical sensor technology. The successful applicant will be capable of
developing structures and cooperation in the marine science and technology community. Additional
experience in teaching is welcome. She or he is expected to bring in expertises in one or more of the
following areas: mini- and micro-fluidic analyzer, sampling and detection systems for molecular biological
analyses (meta-omics, micro arrays), in situ mass spectrometry, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy or
other specific sensing principle applicable in the field of marine sciences.
General qualifications for this professorship are specified in §30 NHG. In case of an engagement as
scientific coworker or scientific assistant prior or following the PhD the total time of employment shall not
exceed six years. Employment will be as temporary civil servant for a time period of three years or in an
equally temporary engagement. Positive evaluation allows for an extension for another three years. Tenure
to a full professorship at W2 level is possible in the framework of legal regulations.
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity employer. In order to increase the
percentage of female faculty members, female candidates with equal qualification will be given priority.
Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.
Applications (including CV, list of publications, certificates, summary of previous teaching activities,
research and teaching perspective) should be sent by 25.06.2014 to Carl von Ossietzky University
Oldenburg, Director of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, 26111
email@example.com Oldenburg, Germany, or alternatively as one pdf document to .