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Professorship (W2) for Experimental Orthopaedics

At the Jena University Hospital (JUH), a

Professorship (W2) for Experimental Orthopaedics (m/f/d)

is to be filled for the first time in a joint appointment procedure with the Waldkliniken Eisenberg (WKE), according to the Thuringian model. Connected to the professorship are the establishment and direction of the Orthopaedic research facility at WKE.

The person to be appointed (m/f/d) should represent the subject in research and teaching. He/She should have an outstanding research reputation in the field of biomechanics, movement analysis, simulations, implants or biomaterials. The applicant should strengthen at least one of the research foci of the faculty (aging and age-related diseases, medical optics and photonics, sepsis and infection). Furthermore, a close cooperation with the neighboring subjects and participation in teaching are expected.

In order to be eligible for the position, candidates must have a completed degree in medicine or life or engineering science, pedagogical aptitude, a particular aptitude for academic work demonstrated by a doctorate as well as a Habilitation or equivalent academic achievements. The candidate should have an outstanding track record in publications, extramurally funded research (particularly from public third-party donors) and leadership skills. Participation in acquisition of collaborative projects is expected, too.

The employment contract with WKE is initially limited to 5 years. Appointment at Jena University Hospital will be at full membership level according to § 85 Abs. 7 Thür HG. Teaching obligation is 2h.

JUH and WKE aim to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourage qualified female academics to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.

Please submit complete application documents online at


by June 20, 2022. We kindly ask you to submit usual documents (cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and degrees, list of publications and lectures, list of courses, teaching evaluation, list of third-party funds acquired, research concept). In addition, your teaching concept should provide information about linking of preclinical and clinical phase, digitization and implementation of ÄÄpprO. Please contact berufungen@med.uni-jena.de with any questions.