Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Biosystems Chemistry of Natural Products« and Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »AI-Guided Protein Design«

Updated: 4 months ago

15.05.2023, Professuren

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for two positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Biosystems Chemistry of Natural Products« and Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »AI-Guided Protein Design« to begin as soon as possible. Both positions are a W2 fixed-term (6 year) tenure-track professorship with the possibility for promotion to a tenured W3.

Scientific Environment

The professorships will be assigned to the TUM School of Natural Sciences. They will contribute to the formation of an interdisciplinary research platform on drug design integrating advanced methods in chemical synthesis, analytics, biochemistry, structural biology, and computation.


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 Biosystems Chemistry of Natural Products with a focus on compound classes relevant for drug design and biological molecular communication. Focus areas could include synthetic methodologies for anti-infective, anti-cancer or anti-viral agents, as well as genome mining techniques. Furthermore, we seek to appoint an expert in the research area of AI-Guided Protein Design, ideally with a combined computational and experimental approach, and a focus on de novo design of functional proteins, e.g., using model-driven methods, AI/deep learning and experimental validation for potential biomedical applications. Teaching responsibilities include courses 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 pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected (please seewww.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information). Applicants should show a disposition for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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 June 15, 2023 to the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Prof. Johannes Barth. Email address for applications: deans.office@nat.tum.de .

Kontakt: deans.office@nat.tum.de

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