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Apply by: 2022-11-04

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Systems Immune Oncology «

Published 2022-09-22

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Systems Immune Oncology «

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.

Scientific Environment
The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Medicine, one of Germany’s top medical schools in research and teaching. TUM School of Medicine has a strong focus on interdisciplinary and translational research in close collaboration with the other faculties and schools of TUM and facilitated by multiple institutionalized partnerships in relevant consortia and German Health Centers, the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research as well as several comprehensive joint research projects. Within the TUM School of Medicine the professorship will be part of the Department of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar. Research facilities will be provided at TranslaTUM.

The responsibilities include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of complex interactions of immune and cancer cells in the tumor microenvironment. Quantitative methods for single-cell or tissue analysis (e.g. sequencing, metabolomics, marker analysis) for investigating intra- and intercellular signaling in immune cells in-vivo models should be implemented and become focus for further development. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the TUM medical curriculum. The candidate is expected to contribute to research networks (e.g. DFG, BMBF, EU) dealing with immunology and cancer research.

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). The ability to attract competitive third-party funding and to collaborate in integrated research networks is expected. The attraction of a personal research fellowship (Heisenberg-, ERC, etc.) is desired but not mandatory.

Our Offer
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.

Your Application
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 November 4, 2022 to the Dean of the TUM School of Medicine, Prof. Bernhard Hemmer, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 München.

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