PhD 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.

The research group Taste & Odor Systems Perception at Leibniz-LSB@TUM is currently looking for a scientist to start on 1.6.2022 as

PhD student (m/f/d)

to collaborate in the DFG-funded project: “Clarifying the odorant receptor-related mechanisms of olfactory training in anosmic and normosmic individuals”, which is supervised by PD Dr. Dietmar Krautwurst. The position is to be filled on a part-time (65%) basis for an initial period of 1 year, with the option to prolong for at least another two years.

Scope of tasks

Your area of responsibility includes

  • molecular biology/cell biology and epigenetic experiments (e.g. plasmid transformation and subcloning of E. coli, DNA/RNA isolation/preparation, standard PCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, DNA-bisulfit conversion)
  • Eucaryotic cell culture and transfection of cell lines
  • Luminescence assays
  • oranizational tasks and duties


The ideal applicant has

  • a graduation in Biology or Biochemistry, or in a related discipline
  • practical experience in molecular and cell biology, and in cell culture techniques
  • superior interest and motivation

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 varied task area in the field of university research
  • a motivated team that is looking forward to welcoming you
  • flexible working times and therefore 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 PD Dr. Dietmar Krautwurst (d.krautwurst.leibniz.lsb(at)tum.de), and send your application with the usual documents/containing your comprehensive cv and transcripts as well as names of three potential references electronically as a PDF file to the following address, citing the reference number 2022-05-S2-DK to Kama Dukat-Bauer (Personalabteilung), recruiting.leibniz-lsb(at)tum.de.

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