Young scientists at the TUM School of Life Sciences

As a young scientist, you will find excellent conditions for your research at the TUM School of Life Sciences as well as a wide range of options to support you on your career path. PromotionTUM Junior Fellowship, tenure track professorship or classical habilitation – what is your next career step?


Doctoral candidates at TUM work on challenging scientific issues and are supervised by renowned researchers. The TUM Graduate School promotes an environment in which scientific knowledge and professional qualification are optimally intertwined. It offers all doctoral students at TUM an attractive, doctorate-accompanying advanced training program.

The Graduate Center of Life Sciences (GC LS) is an institution of the TUM Graduate School (TUM-GS) and at the same time part of the TUM School of Life Sciences. In order to provide the best possible support for doctoral students, the Graduate Center Weihenstephan designs the framework of the TUM-GS in a needs-oriented manner, taking local requirements into account.

If you are interested in a doctorate at the TUM School of Life Sciences, important questions arise at the beginning: Am I eligible for a doctorate? How do I find a supervisor for my doctorate? And much more. Click here for information for those interested.

Entering the doctoral list, finding a mentor and enrolling - everything that is important at the beginning of a doctorate can be found on the pages of the Graduate Center of Life Sciences.

Whether accompanying courses and seminars, financial support, or questions about the TUM-GS qualification program - during your doctorate, the team at the Graduate Center of Life Sciences is there to help and advise you.

In the final phase of your doctorate, it is time to deal with the administrative processes for the opening of your doctoral procedure. Submission of the dissertation, proposal of the examination board, fulfillment of the qualification program as well as the publication of your thesis - here you will find relevant info for the completion of the doctorate.

Graduate Center of Life Sciences


Dr. Daniela Röder

Tel. +49 8161 71 2968

Do you have any questions?

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Openings for doctorates / postdocs

TUM Junior Fellow Programm

The TU Munich awards the title of TUM Junior Fellow to those junior researchers who have started their own independent research group financed through third-party funding as a result of a successful application for a highly competitive program. According to the program, junior fellows are those who have not been holding a tenure track professorship beforehand.

The TUM Talent Factory for postdocs provides support if you want to conduct a research project at TUM.

Helmholtz Research Groups

Dr. Lara Urban

Helmholtz Pioneer Campus

Molecular Biology and AI in the context of Planetary Health

Young Scientist of the Year 2022 from the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) and from ZEIT/academics

Center Digitisation.Bavaria (ZD.B) - Junior Research Groups

Dr. Josch Konstantin Pauling

Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics

LipiTUM - Computational Systems Medicine on Lipids and Metabolism

TUM Faculty Tenure Track

TUM Faculty Tenure opens up optimal career and promotion opportunities for international young scientists. Promising talents are appointed as Tenure Track Assistant Professors (W2). Those who prove themselves later become first "Associate Professor", then "Full Professor" and thus have the realistic prospect of a permanent W3 professorship. This performance-oriented career model makes the Technical University of Munich attractive for top talents from all over the world.


The classic path to a professorship leads via the habilitation. With the habilitation thesis, young researchers demonstrate their outstanding scientific achievements. Those who successfully complete the habilitation are qualified to teach.The legal basis for this can be found in the Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz and in the Habilitation Regulations of Technische Universität München (HabilO) issued on the basis of this law.

Habilitationsordnung vom 17.06.1992 i.d.F. der Vierten Änderungssatzung vom 23.01.2006 (gültig bis 31.07.2003)


Franziska Maune

Tel. +49 8161 71 3258


Ausgeschriebene Professuren


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