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Assistant Professorship (f/m) in Translational Neurotechnology

Technische Universität München (TUM). München, 06.06.2018

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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in »Translational Neurotechnology«

to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).

Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Medicine and will be part of the Department of Neurosurgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar. TUM School of Medicine is one of Germany’s top medical schools in research and in teaching with a strong focus on interdisciplinary and translational research. Close interactions in particular with the core areas "Neurosciences", "Neuroengineering" and "Biomedical Engineering" are desirable.

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 systems neurophysiology of cognitive brain functions with expertise in cutting-edge neurophysiological technologies to address physiology and pathophysiology at the level of individual neurons and their networks. Research approaches with a direct relevance for a better understanding of the function and dysfunction of the human brain are desirable.
The teaching load includes courses in the subject area and the basic courses offered by the department as well as courses for other academic TUM departments.

We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification as well as pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English, are also prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad, proven ability in leadership of research projects as well as proven ability to gain competitive third-party funding (e.g. DFG, EU, etc.) are expected. A medical license in a neuro-medical discipline and a successful application for an advanced personal research fellowship (Heisenberg, ERC etc.) is desired.

Our Offer
Based on best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career option 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 Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. MDCO gives assistance for relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.
Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Appointment and Career System are available on

Please send your application no later than June 29, 2018 to the Dean of TUM School of Medicine, Prof. Peter Henningsen, Email:

Bewerbungsschluss: 29.06.2018