Freiburg: Full Professorship (W 3)

University: Full Professorship (W 3) for Theoretical Systems Neuroscience (00000569)

Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You'll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people - right in the heart of one of Germany's most beautiful cities.

The University of Freiburg's human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The Faculty of Biology of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W 3) for Theoretical Systems Neuroscience

at the Institute of Biology III to be filled as soon as possible.

Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The future job holder should be internationally renowned for the investigation of complex brain functions using modern theoretical neuroscientific approaches. In this context, investigations at the systems level using modern approaches from the theoretical and/or computational neurosciences are particularly welcome. Thematically, the professorship should focus on one of the following areas: learning mechanisms, decision-making processes, sensory systems, sensorimotor integration/control, or the mechanistic understanding of neuronal networks in functional and dysfunctional brains. Collaborations with the experimental and theoretical neuroscientific research groups and research centres established in Freiburg are very welcome. Further information on neuroscientific research in Freiburg can be found on the website as well as on the homepages of the Faculty of Biology and the Bernstein Center Freiburg Teaching contributions to the MSc Neuroscience, the BSc and MSc Biology, the Master of Education Biology as well as contributions to the organization of the MSc Neuroscience are expected.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 10 most important publications

The position is unlimited.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send in a complete and convincing application and a print version of application form ( in English with the above-mentioned supporting documents including the reference number 00000569, by date 31.07.2019 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

The Dean of the Faculty of Biology
Schänzlestr. 1
D-79104 Freiburg
Via e-mail:

For further information, please contact Prof.Dr. Carsten Mehring on the phone number +49 761 203-9570 or E-Mail carsten.mehring(at) Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments:

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