Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of Germany’s leading institutes of technology and offers an inspiring work environment with a wide range of research and teaching opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. The 3,800 members of our academic, technical and administrative staff – including more than 400 international scientific staff – work together to ensure that our university successfully fulfils its mission of providing excellent teaching for our approximately 16,000 students and 100 trainees.

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

Our university is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most research-intensive regions.  We cooperate closely with the more than 20 internationally renowned research institutions in our vicinity and our network extends to our partner universities in Germany and all over the world, with whom we maintain strong relationships.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

We offer a

W3 Professorship for Biochemical Engineering


The appointment is for the earliest possible date.

Your responsibilities

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has an immediate vacancy for a university professorship (W3) in "Biochemical Engineering". The Institute of Biochemical 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 and bioprocess technologies

From the successful applicant the management of a larger institute and research in the stated main research topics of the institute are demanded. The topics of biochemical engineering shall be addressed holistically using bioprocess engineering- and simulation-based methods. The duties in teaching comprise undergraduate and graduate courses in our programmes of Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sustainable Engineering of Products and Processes and Mechanical Engineering/Energy and Process Technology including lectures in English.

Our expectations

  • Excellent competency in biochemical engineering from a university, research institution or industry
  • Capability and engagement to carry out, coordinate and lead interdisciplinary research projects
  • Willingness to integrate and collaborate, in an interdisciplinary manner, with other research groups of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Life Sciences, especially within the research centres for pharmaceutical engineering (PVZ) and systems biology (BRICS), as well as with other research institutions in and around Braunschweig, e.g. Fraunhofer-Institute ITEM
  • Experience in leading a research group, research unit or industrial leadership competence
  • Experience in the acquisition of external funding and the management of both fundamental and applied third-party-funded research 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

  • A degree in a relevant field
  • Pedagogical aptitude
  • Special qualification for in-depth independent scientific work, as a rule proven by an above-average doctorate
  • Additional academic achievements, usually within the framework of a junior professorship, a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) or through achievements equivalent to a Habilitation


Technische Universität Braunschweig makes personnel decisions on the basis auf suitability, ability and professional performance.

Our aim is to increase the share of women in academic positions. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women and will give preference to female candidates with equivalent qualifications. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and, if equally qualified, will be given preference in the appointment process.

Technische Universität Braunschweig is certified as a family-friendly university. We are committed to facilitating a healthy and productive work-life balance and offer a dual career service as well as support for newly appointed staff. Our Family Office provides advice on all issues relating to family, childcare, and caring for relatives. Our “Prof.-Programm” offers exclusive status-related exchange and consulting formats, in particular to newly appointed professors.

Professional and Personnel Development promotes the professional development of all employees through a wide range of courses and activities.

The university actively endorses equal opportunities and diversity and promotes diverse perspectives as essential in contributing to the university’s success in research, teaching, transfer and administration.

Even though this is a permanent full-time position, a part-time appointment may be possible upon request.

Applicants (f/m/d) 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 (f/m/d) are requested to attach the following documents:

    [im Detail von der Fakultät zu ergänzen/zu streichen]

    • Cover letter
    • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
    • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
    • List of publications, including copies of 3 select publications
    • List of externally funded projects and description of own role in these projects
    • Research and teaching statement
    • List of courses taught and results of course evaluations
    • If applicable, add proof of parental/family care leave
    • If applicable, add proof of disability status.

Please submit the application, including all documents, digitally via the online portal (button underneath) of Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2024-09-20.


Informal enquiries about the job can be directed to

Prof. Dr. Georg Garnweitner,
T + 49 531 391 65371,

For questions regarding legal matters, please contact

Anne Fritz,
T + 49 531 391 4350

For questions regarding the online application process, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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