With nearly 17.800 students and 3.800 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.

We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.

Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.


FACULTY of Mechanical Engineering

We offer a

„Biochemical Engineering“

Filling of the position is planned for next time possible.


The Institute of Biochemical Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering connects the engineering and the biochemical sciences, is a main institute of the two research centres for pharmaceutical engineering (PVZ) and systems biology (BRICS) and pursues research and teaching in the bioprocess engineering sciences with focus on biochemical reaction technology.

The main research areas of the future research should be in the following fields:

  • Biotechnological cell-based production (from micro to pilot scale) of
    • Pharmaceutical proteins/natural products
    • Biobased polymers for technical applications (e.g. composites, batteries)
  • Development of innovative bioreactors

From the successful applicant managing of a greater institute and research in the stated main research topics of the institute is demanded. The topics of bio- chemical- and chemical-engineering shall be addressed holistically using bioprocess-engineering-, molecular-biology- and simulation-based methods. The duties in teaching comprise undergraduate and graduate courses in bio- and chemical engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering and mechanical engineering/energy and process technology including lectures in English.

Our expectations

  • Excellent competency in biochemical engineering from university, research institution or industry
  • Required are the capability and engagement to carry out, coordinate and lead interdisciplinary research projects and clusters
  • Expected to integrate and collaborate, in an interdisciplinary manner, with work groups of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Life Sciences, especially within the research centres for pharmaceutical engineering (PVZ) and systems biology (BRICS), as well as with Research Institutions in Braunschweig. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds and the implementation of basic and application-oriented third-party projects
  • Very good command of the English language and willingness to perform lecturing in English
  • Willingness to actively participate in the self-administration of the university
  • Willingness to participate in the internationalization of the university

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies
  • Pedagogical suitability proven by results of course evaluation
  • Special qualification for deepened independent scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by an above-average doctorate and
  • Habilitation or habilitation-adequate qualifications


At TU Braunschweig we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

Applications from international scientists are welcome.

It is a permanent full-time position. A part-time appointment may be possible on request.

Applicants who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who have not acquired permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis).

We are looking forward to your application!

Applicants (m/f/o) are requested to attach the usual documents:

  • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • List of publications incl. copies of 3 selected publications
  • List of third-party funds and description of own participation
  • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
  • Research and teaching concept
  • If necessary, add proof of parantal leave or disability.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2022-07-18


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade,
T + 49 531 391 9610

If you have any questions regarding personnel law matters, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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