The Medical Faculty Mannheim at Heidelberg University seeks to appoint as soon as possible a


The successful candidate will represent the entire field of Basic Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases in research, education and training. He/she will be appointed chairperson of the Department of Basic Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases at the European Center for Angioscience (ECAS).

The Medical Faculty Mannheim seeks an internationally renowned scientist and teacher, who supports and further develops the research focus Vascular Biology and Medicine with its profile research area “Vascular Control of Organ Function and Disease Pathogenesis”. The successful candidate should therefore have a research focus in the area of organ-specific metabolism of cells and tissues in the interplay with the organ-specific vasculature and/or in molecular, biochemical, and vascular mechanisms and pathomechanisms of the metabolic syndrome including obesity, metabolism of muscle and adipose tissue, lipid metabolism, pre-diabetes/ diabetes, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver disease (NAFLD/NASH).

On a scientific level, the successful applicant should actively engage in shaping the European Center for Angioscience (ECAS) with its preclinical and clinical professorships in vascular biology and cardiovascular medicine. The establishment of active collaborations with the Center of Preventive Medicine und Digitale Health Baden-Württemberg (CPD-BW) is expected. We also expect active participation in joint research projects such as Collaborative Research Center CRC1366 “Vascular Control of Organ Function” (, as well as readiness to invest time and effort in raising extramural funding for novel collaborative research projects. The successful candidate should participate intensively in the design and implementation of teaching within the MaReCuM model medical degree curriculum.

Applicants should have acquired a university degree, a doctoral degree, and additional academic achievements that in accordance with § 47.2 of the Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg should be demonstrated by a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or comparable qualifications. An international reputation in basic and translational research, as well as didactic competence is expected. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field as well as commitment to the further development of the MaReCuM study program and engagement in academic self-governance. Applications of natural as well as of physician scientists are equally welcome.

The position is available permanently. If general civil servant eligibility and budgetary conditions are fulfilled, direct appointment to permanent civil servant status can be made.

Applications containing the documents are to be found in the application guide, together with the application form for W3 professorships (see Berufung) should be submitted until April 28th, 2021 to Prof. Dr. med. Sergij Goerdt, Dean of the Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, 68135 Mannheim.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

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