Doctoral Student (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology (LSB), Freising

The Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz-LSB@TUM), a legal foundation under civil law in Freising, is a research institution of the Leibniz Association that combines methods of biomolecular basic research with analysis methods of bioinformatics and ana­lytical high-performance technologies to investigate the complex interplay between the human organism and food ingredients.

Our research group "Metabolic Functions & Biosignals" at Leibniz-LSB@TUM is looking for

doctoral student (m/f/d)

to start on 1/10/2020 (65% TV-L 13). The position is to be filled for a period of 4 years.

Your area of responsibility includes

  • Developing inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)-based methods to deter­mine the cellular uptake and bioavailability of food and taste/odor active compounds
  • Conducting the required cell-based assays and sample preparations for ICP-MS
  • Implementing state-of-the-art single cell-, single particle- and HPLC-ICP-MS techniques


The ideal applicant has a degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, food chemistry, life science (state examination, diploma, master's degree) or comparable qualification and solid English-language skills. In addition to above-average interest in the topic, we consider self-motivation and the ability to face new professional challenges as self-evident prerequisites. The ability to work independently, outstanding team skills and organizational aptitude complete your profile.

Work environment:

ogether with internationally recognized experts, you conduct research aimed at improving foodstuffs and promoting healthy human nutrition.

In addition to a varied workplace where your performance counts, we offer

  • a performance-related salary in accordance with TV-L, in-line with your personal qualifications and the personal prerequisites
  • an interesting and varied task area in the field of university research
  • a motivated team that is looking forward to welcoming you
  • flexible working times enabling a good compatibility of work and family
  • company pension scheme
  • special annual payment

In the case of essentially reciprocal suitability, severely-disabled applicants as defined SGB IX will be pre­ferred.

Please address any questions on current topics to Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza (v.somoza.leibniz-lsb(at)tum.de). Please send your written application with the usual documents electronically to the following address citing the reference number 2020-09-S2-VS to Anja Magalowski (Human Resources Department) recruiting.leibniz-lsb(at)tum.de.

Take advantage of this opportunity and contact us!