W2 - Professorship in Molecular and Functional Nutrition Research

Delivery Deadline: 16.03.2024 00:00

We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 28,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences invites applications for the following position of Salary Scale W2 NBesO starting asap:

The Position

  • The professorship to be established will represent an important interface between the institutes "Food Science and Human Nutrition" and "Food Chemistry", which are in the process of fusion, and will leverage synergies in research and teaching through joint activities.
  • The research concept should strengthen and add to the research of the Faculty of Natural Sciences in the areas of food science, biotechnology of natural products, biology, life science, biochemistry and cell biology at LUH strategically.
  • In terms of teaching, the successful applicant will be responsible for teaching in the newly established Master’s course “Life Science with a focus on Food” and “Food science” (Technical Education), as well the Bachelor’s courses “Life science” and “Food science” (Technical Education).

Your Profile

  • The candidate should strengthen the areas of sustainable nutrition (Food/ One Health) and natural product / bioactive compound research. Applicants are expected to represent the field of molecular and functional nutrition research and food science in their research and teaching activities.
  • The research focus should be broadly in the areas of metabolomics or peptidomics. An emphasis on bioactive components of foodstuffs (e.g. secondary metabolites or peptides) and their influence on the microbiome or the eukaryotic organism with a chemical-molecular view is desired.
  • Scientific excellence should be documented via relevant publications and experience with the acquisition of third-party funding is desired.
  • It is expected that prospective candidates teach selected courses in English.

What we can offer you

LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.

Further information

Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

General duties and employment requirements are specified in § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.

For further information, please contact Professor Andreas Kirschning (Tel.: +49 511 762-4616, Email: andreas.kirschning@oci.uni-hannover.de).

Please submit your documents by March 13, 2024 exclusively via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:


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