Assistant Professorship W2 Tenure Track in Biomedical Engineering


Within the strategic alliance of the Rhine-Main Universities ( an interdisciplinary focus area for Biomedical Engineering is being established. In this focus area an 

Assistant Professorship W2 Tenure Track in Biomedical Engineering 

is to be filled in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technical University of Darmstadt initially limited to six years. 

The research and teaching focus of the new professorship should be on innovative medical device concepts and instruments. We are looking for candidates with an independent research profile in one or more of the following scientific areas: 

Technologies for regenerative medicine (e.g. tissue engineering, organ-on-a-chip technology, artificial organs, bio-hybrid implants)
Mechatronic systems in medical engineering (e.g. prosthetics, endoscopy, bioMEMS, microsurgery, microrobotics, nanorobotics, medical robotics, smart implants)
New analytic technologies for biomedical engineering (e.g., for point-of-care diagnostics and/or laboratory medicine, lab-on-chip technology, concepts for biosensors, microscopy)
Bioelectronics/electronic systems in biomedical engineering (e.g., neurosensorics, neuroelectronics, brain-computer- interfaces, flexible electronics, neurostimulation, optogenetic neuroprosthetics, optoelectronic systems, low power/wireless wearable/implantable devices) 

As an assistant professor you lead an independent research group and enjoy complete academic freedom in the direction of your research. 

A flexible budget is available for investments, personnel and running costs. The amount is comparable to competitive individual funding programs (e.g. ERC Starting Grant, DFG Emmy Noether), which can be applied for in addition. 

The assistant professorship is designated as a qualification professorship according to § 70 HessHG. Accordingly, the duration of the scientific activity during and after the doctorate should generally not exceed nine years or the activity after the doctorate should not exceed four years. This maximum duration may be extended if necessary in the case of children under the legal requirements of § 70 HessHG. Furthermore, applicants should have completed their doctorate at a university other than the TU Darmstadt or have worked scientifically outside of TU Darmstadt for at least two years after completing their doctorate. 

A clear international and interdisciplinary orientation should be evident from your scientific profile. Furthermore, a core expertise in the field of electrical engineering and information technology and the ability to cooperate with specialists in the biomedical field and related disciplines is expected. 

The assistant professorship is initially limited to six years. Research and teaching performance during this time will be considered in the tenure review process, which may be initiated one and a half years before the end of the assistant professorship. Upon successful completion of the tenure review, the position immediate becomes a tenured W2 professorship. Promotion to the W3 (full professor) level is possible after additional five years. For further information, please see the tenure guidelines of TU Darmstadt. Remuneration follows the German W-Besoldung at level W2 Hessisches Besoldungsgesetz. A comparable employment relationship is possible. 

Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications, applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Technical University of Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program. 

For more information on the position please contact the head of the selection committee, Prof. Thomas P. Burg, (phone number: +49 6151 16 23851, E-Mail: 

Applications should be in English and include the following documents: 

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of publications
List of third-party funding and/or fellowships
Research concept highlighting the potential for the development of novel biomedical technology. Please explicitly address possible collaborations and the relationship of your program to existing biomedical engineering research in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and other departments.
Teaching Concept
Overview of previous teaching experience including evaluation results
Copies of relevant diplomas and certificates 

Applications should be sent preferably as a single PDF via email to: or to: Technical University of Darmstadt, Deanery Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Application Code No. 443, Fraunhoferstraße 4, D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany. 

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CODE No. 443

Published on August 28, 2023 

Application deadline October 10, 2023 

TU Darmstadt

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Deadline: 2023-10-10
Location: Germany, Darmstadt
Categories: Tenure Track , Assistant Professor, Biomedical engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Mechatronics, Medical robotics, Medical Sciences, Medical Technology,


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