Professorship (chair) (f/m/d) Genetic Immunotherapy

Leibniz Institute for Immunotherapie (LIT), Regensburg

The Leibniz Institute for Immunotherapy (LIT) and the Faculty of Medicine at Universität Regensburg invite applications for a

Professorship (chair) (f/m/d) of Genetic Immunotherapy

(grade W 3)

and the Directorship of the Genetic Immunotherapy division at LIT.

The position provides the legal status of civil servant (Beamtenverhältnis) for life and is to be filled as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will head the Genetic Immunotherapy Division at LIT and represent the subject in teaching and research at the Faculty of Medicine at Universität Regensburg.

A focal point at LIT is the development and use of modern immune cell therapy techniques in oncology, autoimmune and transplantation medicine. A principal function of  the  chair  is  the practical and clinical development of innovative approaches to functional optimization of immunoactive cells via genetic manipulation methods. LIT has the José-Carreras-Centrum for somatic cell therapy at its disposal, with infrastructure for making human cell therapy products for clinical use, which are suitable for genetically modified cell products. This, together with the connection to the Regensburg University Hospital, offers excellent opportunities for planning and conducting early clinical studies with cells modified for gene therapy. We are looking for a person with an outstanding scientific profile, whose work in the area of genetic immunotherapy with translational aims is highly original and has international visibility.

Prerequisites for taking up the position are, in accordance with Art. 57 Para. 1 of the Bavarian law on innovation in higher education (Bayerisches Hochschulinnovationsgesetz; BayHIG), alongside the general conditions from public sector employment law, a completed university degree, pedagogic  suitability, particular aptitude for academic work, generally shown by a doctoral degree, and further academic performance shown via a habilitation or equivalent which may have been performed outside higher educational institutions or as part of the duties of a junior professor.

LIT and Universität  Regensburg aim to increase the number of women among the faculty staff, and therefore explicitly encourage applications from qualified women. Both institutions are particularly committed to reconciling family and working life (for more information, see www.uni-regensburg.de/familienservice).

In case of essentially similar suitability, applicants with severe disabilities are given preferential consideration.

The prerequisites for appointment under civil servant law are based on the provisions of the Bavarian public service code (BayBG) and BayHIG. Please note the age limit specified in Art. 60 Para. 3 BayHIG.

Applications containing the normal documents (resume, certificates, list of publications with copies of the ten most important papers, details of periods of research abroad and third-party funding, overview of teaching activities) should be submitted by March 14, 2024 to the Scientific Director of LIT, Prof. Dr. Philipp Beckhove, Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg.

Please submit your application in electronic form to berufungen. medizin(at)ur.de. To do this please use the application form at: https://www.uni-regensburg.de/medizin/fakultaet/fakultaet-fuer medizin/index.html. Information on data protection can be found at https://www.uni-regensburg.de/privacy/home/index.html.

This is the English translation of a German job advertisement published by the Universität Regensburg at https://www.uni- regensburg.de/universitaet/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/ index.html. Only the original German text is legally binding.