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

  • Development and implementation of in vitro assays to analyze and verify biological changes in 2D- and 3D-cell cultures by, e.g., siRNA and/or CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
  • Development of transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic methods
  • Taking on organizational tasks


The ideal applicant holds a degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, food chemistry, life science (state examination, diploma, master's degree) or has a comparable qualification, and solid English language skills. We are looking for a candidate with high self-motivation, the ability to work independently, as well as outstanding organizational and team skills.

Work environment:

Together 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 stimulating research atmosphere for 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

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

Please address any questions to Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza (v.somoza.leibniz-lsb(at)tum.de) and send your application containing your comprehensive cv and transcripts as well as names of three potential references electronically to the following address, citing the reference number 2020-08-S2-VS to Anja Magalowski (Human Resources Department) recruiting.leibniz-lsb(at)tum.de.

Take advantage of this opportunity and contact us!