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Open Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Single-Cell Analyses in Neuropsychiatry «

Technical University of Munich (TUM)


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

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
in » Single-Cell Analyses in Neuropsychiatry «

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 and Health and will be part of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the TUM university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar. Close collaborations within the TUM School of Medicine and Health, within the TUM Schools of Life Sciences and Natural Sciences, the German Center for Mental Health and the Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy), as well as TUM’s established collaborative research centers foster an outstanding scientific environment.

The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. TUM aims to better understand the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for these conditions. Therefore, we seek to appoint an expert in the research area of neuronal, glial and/or immune cell responses in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders focussing on cutting-edge single-cell and (spatial) omics technologies. Teaching responsibilities include courses at TUM School of Medicine and Health as well as responsibilities 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 teaching skills, are prerequisites. Previous research experience abroad (please see for further information) and the proven ability to attract third-party funding are expected and a clear commitment to do interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of the SyNergy-Cluster and the German Center for Mental Health will be important.

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 in 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 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 21 May 2023 to the Dean of TUM School of Medicine and Health, Prof. Stephanie Combs via the TUM recruitment portal: