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
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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