This call is part of the Federal Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. It addresses researchers at an early career stage. The successful candidate is expected to develop research and teaching programs in the field of geobiology at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy. Grounded in basic geoscientific research, the focus of a future geobiological research program may range from paleobiology through earth and life history to geomicrobiology. Research should rely on innovative, modern approaches and quantitative methodology. Links to other fields of research at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy and to the guiding themes of the Department of Geosciences such as “Evolution of Life and Earth” or “Global change in Environmental Dynamics and the Atmosphere” are expected. The successful candidate will represent the field of geobiology in its entirety in the bachelor and master programs at the Institute Geology and Mineralogy. Contributions to basic undergraduate teaching are obligatory. We seek young researchers with an exceptional track record and the potential for establishing and advancing geobiological research at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy. An excellent and internationally recognized publication record and proof of the successful acquisition of third-party funding and implementation of related projects are required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to existing initiatives (e.g. Collaborative Research Center CRC 1211 “Earth Evolution at the Dry Limit” or Priority Programme 1833 “Building a Habitable Earth”) as well as establishing his/her own research program. Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2018.