Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Bioprocess Engineering

Munich, Germany
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Bioprocess Engineering « to begin as soon as possible. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).

Scientific environment

The professorship belongs to the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability with additional affiliation to the Department of Chemistry, to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, or to the TUM School of Life Sciences. The Straubing Campus provides a dynamic academic environment with a rapidly growing number of faculty, students and staff, as well as laboratory and research facilities. Our aim is to make the campus the leading European center in the field of Bioeconomy focusing on biomass utilization for chemical and material use, on environmentally sound biotechnological and chemical conversion technologies, related economic, social and political aspects and frameworks. The research and teaching activities benefit from the scientific environment of the TUM departments, all of which have potential and promising cross-references to the field of Bioeconomy.


The responsibilities of TUM professors include research, teaching and the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek an expert in the research area of Bioprocess Engineering with a focus on renewable resources and systems biology as well as the associated plant development and process design. Teaching duties include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, especially in the bachelor and master program in Chemical Biotechnology.


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 are also prerequi-sites. Substantial research experience abroad, full commitment to do interdisciplinary research, and a proven ability to gain and to lead cooperative research projects and to attracting third-party funding (e.g.   DFG, EU, AiF) are expected. Furthermore, a proven ability to develop biobased processes, strategic concepts for Bioeconomy and special knowledge in relevant methods of systems biology are highly desirable. Experience in industrial production would be a plus.

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 TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. The new and fast-growing Campus Straubing offers the chance to actively shape new interdisciplinary research and teaching areas. TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction. Furthermore, TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions as well as a sustainable pension scheme.

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 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 on 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 January 19, 2020 to the Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Schulgasse 22, 94315 Straubing,

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