The Technical University of Munich (TUM)
invites applications for the position of
in » Translational Animal Sciences «
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 Department of Molecular Life Sciences at the TUM School of Life Sciences. The interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan offers numerous opportunities for collaborative research in the areas of biosciences, agricultural sciences, infection biology, immunology and a focus area in microbiome research. The professorship can take on a key role within the newly founded Center for Integrated Infection Prevention (ZIP) and participate as a member of the Hans Eisenmann-Forum for Agricultural Sciences (HEF).
The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Molecular Life
Sciences at the TUM School of Life Sciences. The interdisciplinary campus
Freising-Weihenstephan offers numerous opportunities for collaborative
research in the areas of biosciences, agricultural sciences, infection
biology, immunology and a focus area in microbiome research. The
professorship can take on a key role within the newly founded Center for
Integrated Infection Prevention (ZIP) and participate as a member of the
Hans Eisenmann-Forum for Agricultural Sciences (HEF).
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion
of early-career scientists. The overarching goal of the professorship should
be the generation and characterization of genetically modified large animal
models. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of gene editing
with a focus on models for agricultural as well as translational research.
Established as well as new genetic engineering tools should be
implemented into the livestock breeding programs at the TUM School of
Life Sciences. Approaches to increase animal health and welfare should be
developed. Collaborations towards the TUM School of Medicine and Health
(in formation) can be established to generate large animal models for
human diseases. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the
university's bachelor and master programs such as Agricultural
Biosciences, Molecular Biotechnology, Biology, Agrosystem Sciences and
Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences.
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
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 and full commitment to do
interdisciplinary research are expected, as well as – when applying for a
W3 Associate or Full Professorship – proven ability to attract third-party
funding (e.g., DFG, EU) and lead cooperative research projects.
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 performancebased
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
. 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 July 11, 2023
to the Dean of
TUM School of Life Sciences
, Prof. Ingrid Kögel Knabner, via our
recruitment portal: www.recruit.tum.de