Professorship (W2) (5 years/tenure track) of Immuno Oncology of the Lung and Pleura combined with the lead of a working group at the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity at Helmholtz Zentrum München

Faculty of Medicine - Helmholtz Zentrum München
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
9 Jun 2022
Payment grade
W2 (5 years/tenure track)

The Faculty of Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health invite applications for a Professorship (W2) (5 years/tenure track) of Immuno Oncology of the Lung and Pleura combined with the lead of a working group at the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity at Helmholtz Zentrum München commencing as soon as possible.

The professorship covers the discipline in every aspect of research and academic teaching.The professorship is affiliated to the Institute of Experimental Pneumology at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich. At the same time the professorship will entail the lead of a working group associated to the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity at Helmholtz Zentrum München. The purpose of the professorship is to study the development, spread and control of tumors of the lung and pleura with particular focus on triggers and modifications by the immune system and environmental factors. The associated work group is dedicated to thoracic tumor research in vitro, in animal experiments, and in translational studies and applies cutting-edge research concepts that utilize immunological and molecular signatures as the basis of targeted therapies. Special consideration is given to scientists who have a strong basic research program that offers novel therapeutic approaches to immunologic pathopmechanisms in tumors of lung and pleura. Experience in the collaboration with pharmaceutical industry is welcome. Applicants are expected to strengthen interdisciplinary research consortia at LMU Munich. The Professorship does not comprise clinical duties.

LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München seek to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourage early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career. Several years of experience heading a research team are expected.

The future holder of this position will be appointed to LMU Munich as a university professor (pay grade W2) under the terms of a private-law contract and will be granted leave of absence in order to be employed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München as the lead of an associated work-ing group at the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity.

The initial appointment will be for five years. After a minimum of three years it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Information regarding the scientific focus of the position can be obtained from Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Erika von Mutius, Helmholtz Zentrum München ( or Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Behr, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (

LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München make a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München are equal opportunity employers. They continue to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourage applications from female candidates. LMU Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München intend to enhance the diversity of their faculty members.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, list of publications, list of teaching activities, list of external funding as well as the application form for positions as professor (see to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, LMU Munich, Bavariaring 19, 80336 Munich, Germany as well as solely in electronic form to Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Matthias H. Tschöp, Scientific Director of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Postfach 1129, 85758 Neuherberg, email:; no later than June 9th, 2022.

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