Carl von Linde Junior Fellow Julia Kunze-Liebhäuser at work in the laboratory
Research as a postdoc at the Technical University of Munich.Image: Andreas Heddergott/TUM

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!

TUM Postdoc Days 2019

The TUM Talent Factory organizes a wide range of activities for postdocs. Register now for the Postdoc Infofair on 2 April and special workshops during summer semester: TUM Postdoc Days 2019.

Registration deadline for the fair is 20 March 2019, for the workshops 24 March 2019.

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.

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

Postdoc funding


TUM Foundation Fellowships are awarded once a year. Participants of the TUM Research Opportunities Week can apply.

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.

TUM Talent Factory

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

Services for Families

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

ForTe: Raising External Funds

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

Further training

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

This is where TUM postdocs carry out their research

TUM's 15 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).

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


TUM ForTe – Office for Research and Innovation

TUM Talent Factory

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Welcome Services

for international researchers

TUM Junior Fellows

Get to know the TUM Junior Fellows: Young research team leaders who work independently at TUM and are particularly successful at raising external funds. TUM Junior Fellows.