Associate Marga and Walter Boll Professorship (W2) in Experimental Cardio-Oncology (f/m/x)

Land Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Faculty of MedicineAssociate Marga and Walter Boll Professorship (W2) in Experimental Cardio-Oncology (f/m/x)

The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education.



The professorship of Experimental Cardio-Oncology is intended to establish the emerging research field Cardio-Oncology at the Cologne campus. Primary focus is to investigate the molecular basis underlying the reciprocal relationship of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The candidate will develop an independent, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary basic research program, which will focus either on immunological, metabolic and/or inflammatory pathways. By this work, the successful candidate will lay the foundation of a novel multi-institutional translational research focus at the medical research campus Cologne.



We are looking for an excellent scientist in the field of molecular or cellular (vascular) pathobiology, immunology and/or experimental oncology. A strong background in rodent animal models is required. Studies in metabolism, inflammation, innate and adaptive immunology are encouraged. Applicants should have an MD and/or PhD degree. Eligible candidates have established a strong track record in the postdoctoral phase, and demonstrate educational and personal aptitude as well as substantial international experience. The Faculty of Medicine seeks to appoint a candidate with an excellent track record in research and experience in teaching. Social skills, the capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams and successful applications for third-party research funds are prerequisites.



The University of Cologne provides an exciting academic environment with inclusion in scientific consortia, a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services or dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions. The candidate will direct her*his basic research program at the Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, University of Cologne.

The professorship is initially limited to five years with the option to be tenured after a positive evaluation according to the criteria of the Tenure Track curriculum of the University of Cologne.

The position begins from the earliest possible date. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz - HG NRW) including involvement in teaching.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.


Please submit your application without application photo with the usual documents (curriculum vitae including obligatory information on potential systematic delays/parental leaves, description of academic career (1 page), research concept (5 pages), teaching concept (1 page), number of supervised students, concepts for employee development and equal opportunity, a list of all publications including preprint published manuscripts with the five most important texts in pdf format, overview of successfully acquired third-party funding , MD/PhD certificates and documentation) via the University of Cologne‘s Academic Job Portal ( by 11.03.2024. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, 50924 Köln.

Information on systematic delays in the curriculum vitae (e.g. number of children, recognised childcare and nursing periods, military and civilian service, part-time work, disability or chronic illness, persecution or displacement) must be included and will only be considered positively in the assessment process.


Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50931 Köln

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Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50931 Köln