The Technical University of Munich (TUM)
invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in » Biosystems Chemistry of Natural Products «
to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term (6 year) tenure-track professorship with the
possibility for promotion to a tenured W3.
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Natural Sciences. It will contribute to the formation of an
interdisciplinary research platform on drug design integrating advanced methods in chemical synthesis, analytics,
biochemistry, structural biology, and computation.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to
appoint an expert in the research area of Biosystems Chemistry of Natural Products with a focus on compound
classes relevant for drug design and biological molecular communication. Focus areas could include synthetic
methodologies for anti-infective, anti-cancer or anti-viral agents, as well as genome mining techniques. Teaching
responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.
We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for
independent research at the highest international level. 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 (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/
for further information).
Applicants should show a disposition for interdisciplinary collaboration.
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 June 15, 2023
to the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences,
Johannes Barth. Email address for applications: firstname.lastname@example.org