Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in "Synthetic Biology"
Technische Universität München (TUM)
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in » Synthetic Biology «
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 Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability with additional affiliation to the TUM School of Natural Sciences or TUM School of Life Sciences. The Straubing Campus provides a dynamic academic environment with a rapidly growing number of faculty, students and staff, as well as laboratory and research facilities. We are a leading European center in the field of Bioeconomy focusing on environmentally sound biotechnological and chemical conversion technologies. The research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of the TUM departments, all of which have potential and promising cross-references to the field of Bioeconomy.
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 Synthetic Biology with a focus on high-throughput technology development in fields such as analytics or DNA-writing. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, explicitly in the interdisciplinary program Chemical Biotechnology. Participation in the development of the SynBiofoundry@TUM is expected.
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, full commitment to do interdisciplinary research, and the ability to lead cooperative research projects and to attract third-party funding (e.g. DFG, EU, AiF, Industry) are expected. Experience in industry and experience with the integration of machine learning-based results into automated experiments is welcome (please see
www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).
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 Straubing and 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 26, September 2021 to the
Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Schulgasse 22, 94315 Straubing,
Email address for applications:firstname.lastname@example.org.