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Professorship in "Intestinal Microbiome"

Technical University of Munich (TUM). München, 12.10.2017

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

Professor in
» Intestinal Microbiome «

as W2 Tenure Track Assistant Professor (with tenure track option to W3) or W3 Associate/Full Professor; to begin as soon as possible.
Scientific environment
The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. The association of the professorship with the ZIEL - Institute for Food and Health allows access to highthroughput sequencing and gnotobiotic facilities. Our interdisciplinary research programs focus on the microbial ecosystem of the mammalian gut, dedicated to understand the dynamic mechanisms of complex microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions in the context of health and diseases. The professorship is anticipated to develop strong synergies with members and research activities of the research departments in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Animal Sciences and Biosciences as well as the TUM School of Medicine.
The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert working at the interface of microbial ecology and biomedicine. The candidate is expected to have an excellent scientific track record and expertise in metagenomic analysis, intestinal microbiology and microbial ecology. Research related to the functional relevance of complex microbial ecosystems in the human and animal gut requires novel tools in the analysis of complex microbial communities, including culture-dependent and next generation sequencing analyses. Understanding the dynamic adaptation processes of microbial ecosystems in response to nutrition and diseases is of major interest. The teaching load includes courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs.
We are looking for a candidate with a university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, who has demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, regarding the relevant career level. The applicants may have university and/or industry experience. International scientific experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase is expected. The successful candidate shows pedagogical aptitude, including the ability to teach in English.
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 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. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and additional social benefits. 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 October 31, 2017 to the Dean of TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Prof. Dr. Thomas Becker, Email:

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