The Head of the Department will be appointed as a Full Professor (W3) of Biology of Plant Natural Products at The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochem

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (Halle/Saale)
invites applications as Department Head and Member of the Board of Directors

The Head of the Department will be appointed as a Full Professor (W3) of Biology of Plant Natural Products in a joint recruitment with the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (http://www.uni-halle.de) at the Institute of Pharmacy. The position is available from August 1, 2010.
The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry carries out research on plant natural products, molecular interactions, plant microbe interactions and metabolic engineering.
Further information about the research mission of the institute is available at http://www.ipb-halle.de.

The institute provides
• excellent infrastructure from the existing programs in stress and developmental biology,
natural product biotechnology, bioorganic chemistry, and secondary metabolism,

• state of the art technology for analytical, synthetic and structural chemistry, proteomics,
metabolomics, biochemistry, informatics, as well as molecular and cell biology,

• an energetic working environment with a multidisciplinary approach to natural product,
molecular interaction, plant microbe interaction and gene function analyses.

We are interested in investigators with strong research programs in plant biochemistry,
biotechnology and molecular genetics. Candidates should have a postdoctoral lecture
qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent degree with a track record of research as evidenced
by publications. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a competitive research
program and teach biochemistry and molecular biology of plant natural products. Active
cooperation in current research projects of the University Halle-Wittenberg will also be expected
(Collaborative Research Centre; Centre of Crop Plant Research).

Excellent knowledge is required in one or more of following areas: plant biochemistry, molecular biology, natural products and plant genetics. For further information contact Prof. Ludger Wessjohann (email: ludger.wessjohann@ipb-halle.de; phone: +49-345-5582-1300).

The University of Halle-Wittenberg strives to promote equal opportunities in science. Female
scientists are encouraged to apply. Candidates with an outstanding record of research
achievements should send a CV, list of publications with reprints of key papers, and a statement
of research interests and scientific goals until June 30, 2009.

Please submit your documents via email to

and send a letter of application to
Prof. Dr. Elmar Wahle
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I - Biowissenschaften
Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 4
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany