The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
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W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Life Sciences at the interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan. TUM School of Life Sciences provides shared services and core facilities (ZIEL Microbiome Core Facility, ZIP high-throughput isolation platform) and supports participation of the professorship in the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1371 “Microbiome Signatures” as well as other collaborative research projects.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We are looking for an expert in microbial physiology with a focus on the isolation and functional characterization of yet uncultured microorganisms from different habitats. The overall goal is to generate a fundamental understanding of the functional characteristics of uncultured microorganisms and to integrate this knowledge to better understand transformation processes in food production, maintenance of sustainable environments and healthy living. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, specifically in general and applied microbiology in the fields of biology, biotechnology, nutrition and food sciences, agricultural sciences and ecology.
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).
A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected. In-depth knowledge of microorganisms in natural or synthetic consortia and their functional interaction with food matrices, plant and soil environments or mammalian host systems is expected. Experience in cutting-edge methodologies in the isolation, biochemistry and genetics of anaerobic microbes is desired.
Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.
TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.
The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.
TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications and scientific performance as other candidates will be given preference. Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.
Please send your application no later than 30 September, 2023 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences, Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, via our recruitment portal: www.recruit.tum.de