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A World of Opportunities – as a Postdoc at TUM

Postdoc researchers at Technische Universität München (TUM) will find an inspiring research environment coupled with excellent back-up services. We offer our young scientists a family service, professional assistance when applying for external funds and further training and careers programs. Find out more about what we can do for you!

Follow your passion – like biologist Prof. Jürgen Geist
Follow your passion – like biologist Prof. Jürgen GeistImage: Andreas Heddergott

Browse for all current open positions at TUM: professorships, positions for posdtocs or doctoral candidates. TUM Faculty Tenure Trackis a structured new career path for promotion from assistant to full professor.

See what we have to offer – with the Postdoc Mobility Fellowship
See what we have to offer – with the Postdoc Mobility FellowshipImage: Kurt Fuchs

We invite you to visit Germany’s top technical university for one week – with all costs covered by the Postdoc Mobility Fellowship. You will get to meet some exceptional academics and explore the research facilities at TUM. At the end of your stay, you could be offered a TUM University Foundation Fellowship to carry out your research at TUM. Apply here

For international researchers and postdocs: Support for relocation and integration in Greater Munich comes from TUM.Family's Welcome Center. Questions on the tax system, insurances or if you need a visum? The team and their website will make things clearer. Welcome Center for International Researchers

Make the most of our services

TUM offers an excellent support infrastructure to support your research, your family life and further training aspirations. We offer all this so that you are free to unfold your full academic creativity.

Salto in front of the Faculty für Mechanical Engineering.
Go for it – with support from the TUM Talent Factory.Image: Astrid Eckert

For every stage of the postdoc process, the TUM Talent Factory provides tailored services. These include assistance when applying for scholarships as well as when writing or filling out funding applications. TUM Talent Factory

Ingeborg Ortner Kinderhaus
TUM will help you find the right childcare.Image: Astrid Eckert

TUM’s Family Service can help you find the right child care and schools in Munich, also advising you on how to balance family and career. In addition, it can offer you support if you are caring for a dependent relative. Family Service

Prof. Laura Fabietti
Working towards new discoveries in physics with physics professor Laura Fabietti.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Would you like to market your invention? Are you looking to raise external funds? ? Then talk to TUM ForTe – TUM’s dedicated office for research promotion and technology transfer into society. TUM ForTe

Dr. Michael Zwick teaching with a Tablet-PC
Top teacher: Teaching prize winner Dr. Michael Zwick.Image: Astrid Eckert

We can support your personal development goals with a range of training programs. These are designed to improve your teaching and managerial skills and broaden your academic horizons. Improve your leadership skills, work/life balance or academic writing skills. Talent development

We’d like you to meet our TUM Junior Fellows : They are young research team leaders who work independently at TUM and are particularly successful at raising external funds. Read the profiles of the TUM Junior Fellows TUM Junior Fellows.

This is where TUM postdocs carry out their research

TUM’s 13 departments offer a broad range of subjects, regularly powering TUM to the top of international ranking lists as German’s best technical university. Research at the TUM Faculties

Postdocs are among the scientists looking for solutions for major challenges of the future in TUM’s four Integrative Research Centers – including the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS). The three-year Carl von Linde Junior Fellowships at the TUM-IAS have been set up especially for experienced postdocs. Here, postdocs are freed from other university commitments to devote themselves to their research.

These interdisciplinary research projects funded under the Excellence Initiative. TUM is the host university of the “Origin and Structure of the Universe” cluster. Excellence Clusters

Postdocs head up interdisciplinary teams of doctoral candidates at the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE). This is a great way for postdocs to find their feet in the world of academic research. International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE)

Postdoc Funding Opportunities

TUM Foundation Fellowships are awarded twice a year. Only participants in the TUM Research Opportunities Week can apply.

Outstanding international scientists who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant problems with regard to the natural and engineering sciences together with a TUM research group are eligible for a TUM-IAS Anna Boyksen Fellowship.

The Fellowship is named after Anna Boyksen, the first female engineering student at TUM (1905).

TUM Diversity offers research stipends to support outstanding women in science. The award is named after the first female scientist, Laura Bassi, to earn a professorship (Physics) at a university in Europe.

The Paula Hahn-Weinheimer Award provides an interim funding to outstanding researchers to fill the gap between application and approval for external/other funds. This start-up funding, allowing researchers to focus on their applications, is particularly intended for researchers with additional burdens due to family, health, or other circumstances. Paula Hahn-Weinmeier Award



Postdoc Funding by Faculty

Some faculties offer separate fellowships.