Professorship of Process Analytics for Biotechnological and Biopharmaceutical Processes

Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences


At the Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen – University of Applied Sciences, Campus Giessen, the Department of Fachbereich Life Science Engineering wishes to fill the vacancy of a



for the area of

Process Analytics for Biotechnological
and Biopharmaceutical Processes

Ref. No. B21-008


as soon as possible.


With approximately 18.000 students, the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany with an excellent track record in research. The Bachelor and Master degree courses of Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Technology are among our profile-building and research-oriented degree courses at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen.


To strengthen our team, we are looking for a personality with extensive scientific experience as well as relevant practical experience in the area of Process Analytics (PAT) for biotechnological and biopharmaceutical processes. She/He is expected to represent the appointed area in our research and education (including basic courses). We expect proficient German and English language skills (orally and written).

The scientific qualification is documented by the dissertation (with reference to the dedication of this position) and by relevant recent publications. Motivational abilities for practice-oriented teaching as well as taking pleasure in teaching students are further prerequisites for this position (documented proof is welcome).

As the focus of Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is applied science education, an appropriate practical industrial or industry-oriented research activity, such as the leadership of scientific workgroups, is mandatory.

From our professors, we expect:

  • Engagement and initiative as well as an intensive supervision of students (which implies the willingness to take residence in the area of Giessen).
  • Willingness to engage in continuous further education in the profession as well as in higher education didactics
  • Participation in international academic activities of the University of Applied Sciences
  • Assumption of responsibility and engagement in the university’s academic self-administration bodies
  • Competence and aptitude for research as well as for the acquisition of external funding
  • Willingness to teach on all campuses of the University of Applied Sciences (in case of need)
  • High presence on campus

We offer our professors:

  • Basic training in higher education didactics as well as opportunities for advanced training activities
  • A performance-oriented remuneration
  • A pleasant and cooperative working environment
  • The possibility to collaborate in scientific competence centers for interdisciplinary application-oriented research

The following formal requirements are prerequisites for employment:

The minimum formal requirements for an appointment according to §62 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Hessen) include:

  • a successfully completed full course of university education and a doctorate
  • a good pedagogical aptitude
  • additional scientific performance or special performance in the application and development of scientific knowledge and methods for a minimum of five years of professional practice, thereof a minimum of three years extramural.

The professorship is a tenure-track position. In the case of a first appointment, the employment will at first be as a probationary official, i. e. in an unlimited position as an employee with an above scale remuneration in conformity with the W-salaries. Furthermore, we refer to §61 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz.

The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen aims at increasing the proportion of women in scientific positions. Therefore, we explicitly ask for the application of qualified female scientists.

Scientists with an approved disability status and equal qualifications will be considered preferentially.

In general, full-time positions are divisible.

We are looking forward to your online application until 10th of February, 2022.


By submitting your application, you agree to the university’s processing and saving of your data for application purposes only.


We are interested in enabling a compatibility of work and family life. Within the framework of “audit familiengerechte hochschule” (audit family-friendly university), the university is committed to continuously improve compatibility-relevant structures.

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