Full Professor of Human Genetics
Technical University of Munich Department of Human Genetics

Full Professor of Human Genetics

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Full Professor of » Human Genetics « to begin at 1 April 2021. The professorship is a tenured W3 position. The Full Professor will be appointed Director of the Department of Human Genetics at TUM’s university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar.

Scientific environment

The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Medicine, one of Germany’s top medical schools in research and teaching, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary and translational research. Collaborations with the German Center for infectious disease (DZIF), for cardiovascular research (DZHK) and translational cancer research (DKTK), the planned centers for pediatric and adolescent health research and for mental health, as well as close interactions with TUM’s natural and engineering sciences promote an excellent scientific environment.


The responsibilities of the position include research and teaching, patient care and clinical service in the area of human genetics, as well as the promotion of early-career scientists.

We seek to appoint an expert in the research field of medical genetics and genomics with an emphasis on elucidating the molecular basis of monogenic and complex diseases and developing diagnostic-predictive and/or therapeutic strategies. Establishing a clinical sequencing facility at TUM’s university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar and expanding the clinical services of the institute by implementing innovative diagnostics including next-generation sequencing and array based methods in cooperation with medical subspecialties is a core responsibility of the professor to be appointed.

The teaching load includes courses in the subject area and fundamentals courses offered by the department, as well as courses for other TUM departments.


We are looking for a high-profile candidate with an international reputation, who has demonstrated an outstanding academic record and an internationally recognized research program. 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 prerequisites. Board certification in Human Genetics (Facharzt Humangenetik) is required.

Substantial clinical and leadership competence as well as leadership quality, research experience abroad, and a proven ability to establish, acquire and lead competitive and cooperative research projects are required.

Candidates are expected to be fully committed to collaborate with scientists at the TUM School of Medicine and at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, as well as with scientist at other TUM schools and academic departments, and to participate in interdisciplinary research collaborations. Scientific participation in existing and future national and international pertinent research networks are expected.

Our Offer

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. As a rule, the holder of this professorship will not be employed as a civil servant (Beamte) under German law. The duties related to patient care as Director of the Department of Human Genetics, including the right to bill additional fees, will be regulated separately through a head physician contract with the university hospital’s board of management.

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 29.10.2020 to the Dean of the TUM School of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hemmer, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 München, Email address for applications: dekanat.medizin@tum.de.

Kontakt: dekanat.medizin@tum.de

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