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The post is permanent and full-time. Staffing is intended at 1st September 2022 earliest.

Developing sustainable solutions to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the goal of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), northern Germany’s leading applied sciences university when it comes to reflective practice. Our central focus is the excellence of our teaching and our degree courses. Simultaneously, HAW Hamburg is continuing to develop its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 countries help make HAW Hamburg what it is, and our diversity is our particular strength.


The chair will be responsible for basic and application-focused classes in instrumental analytics, bioanalytics and organic chemistry on degree programmes at the Faculty of Life Sciences’ Department of Biotechnology.

You will be able to teach current and relevant aspects of pharmaceutical biotechnology such as drug testing and analysis methods and processes, including mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and preparative chromatography, in classes on the English-language Masters in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. You will also contribute to scientific debate and thus expand the expertise of the department and enhance its profile.

We also expect you to be prepared to teach basic-level classes for other departments in the faculty.

In the future, the position is also likely to include the management of a chemical laboratory and HR responsibility.


You have a university degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering or a related area of science or engineering.

You have proven experience in instrumental analytics and bioanalytics and indepth knowledge of one of the above areas of pharmaceutical biotechnology. Professional experience in industry is desirable.

Research activities in the named field, partnerships and skills in obtaining external funding are also desirable. Collaboration in one of the research groups or research and transfer centres in the Faculty of Life Sciences as well as an interdisciplinary approach are expected.

You should have some teaching experience, interest in teaching issues and an interdisciplinary approach that enables you to communicate how the scientific basics relate to programme-specific content.

The successful candidate will take an active role in shaping skills-centred teaching and supervise placements, projects and dissertations and have English language skills. You should have managerial experience, ideally in the form of laboratory management and/or HR management.

A willingness actively to participate in shaping and further developing the department is required; this includes a willingness to take up positions on institutional self-government bodies in the department and at the faculty.


For appointment as a professor, as well as the general staff requirements, the appointment requirements in accordance with Section 15 Para. 1-6 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) also apply. These can be read on our website at

This includes the willingness to participate in the self-administration committees of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences as well as a choice of residence in proximity to the university.

The denomination of the vacant post is under the caveat of assessment at appropriate intervals in accordance with Section 12 Para 7 HmbHG.

As well as the basic salary of grade W2 and basic performance benefits, a provision of appointment performance benefits is also possible which can be negotiated with the university president. In addition, there is also the possibility of granting a bonus from third-party funds.

Candidates who have not yet reached the age of 50 at the time of appointment may be appointed as tenured officials, otherwise the employment relationship is that of a standard employee.


We offer you challenging work in an open-minded, forward-thinking university. You will be integrated into a team who enjoy your participation and are happy to support you in the early stages of your integration. Your workplace is centrally located and has very good public transport links.

Here you find information about your employer Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg: https://www.hamburg.de/ihr-neuer-arbeitgeber/

The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences has set the goal of a gender-equal, discrimination-conscious university culture which is sensitive to diversity. Besides we are part of the diversity audit of the donors’ association and have been awarded as a family-friendly university on several occasions. We support our employees and students in reconciling work and family.

Disabled persons and their equivalents take precedence over legally unprivileged candidates of the same suitability, ability and professional performance. We welcome applications from candidates with a migration background.

We want to achieve a balanced gender ratio. For queries in matters of equal opportunities please contact the equal opportunities officer.

In particular, we encourage female academics or experts to apply to this professorship. The underrepresented gender shall be viewed as preferable in case of equal qualifications in accordance with Section 14 Para. 3 HmbHG.


Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is committed to ensuring teaching excellence. Candidates are asked to enclose all important documents relating to their teaching experience in their application. In addition, they are requested to include a brief curriculum vitae along with the usual application documents. You can find a form at

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We look forward to receiving your Online-Application by 26th May, 2022.



Questions to the post readily answers you

Prof. Dr. Jörg Andrä,
T + 49 40 428 75 6317 joerg.andrae_bt@haw-hamburg.de

For queries in HR matters please contact

Magdalena Gragert,
T + 49 40 428 75 9066 magdalena.gragert@haw-hamburg.de


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