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Institution Faculty of Medicine - Max von Pettenkofer-Institut
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible 2024
Application deadline 2024-07-31

About us:

The Max von Pettenkofer Institute - Chair of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology - of the LMU invites applications for a position as a Postdoctoral scientist TV-L E13 (100%) available from now on.

We are looking for you:

Post-Doctoral Scientist (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

The successful postdoctoral researcher will contribute to third-party funded projects involving the characterization of host-pathogen interaction, bacterial sensing, regulation and signalling, and genomics of pathogenic Epsilon proteobacteria, in the laboratory of Prof. Christine Josenhans at Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, Munich.

Your qualifications:

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in the life sciences with a focus on pathogenic bacteria, signal transduction, or pathogen and host interaction/(innate) immunity. Additional or alternative skills with bacterial genomics/whole cell transcriptome analyses or infection models (wet-lab, dry-lab) will be highly appreciated. You are a highly motivated candidate with excellent communication proficiency and teamworking abilities. Documented experimental experience and a publication track-record in the field of cell biology and molecular biology, and experience in handling pathogenic bacteria are required. Some knowledge in bioinformatics (R, Matlab, Python) is advantageous.


We are offering a cooperative, friendly, international and team-working atmosphere. Your contributions to further shape the project will be welcome, within the given project limits, according to the skills and interest of the applicant. Further information about the Max von Pettenkofer Institute is available here.

The position will be available for initially two years, with the potential for prolongation and career perspective including career mentoring for academia and beyond.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Please send your complete application together with CV, complete set of certificates, list of publications, a letter of motivation, and at least two references, to: (e-mail applications should be submitted as a single pdf file not exceeding 10 MB):

Max von Pettenkofer Institute
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
Chair, Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology
Pettenkoferstr. 9a
80336 München

e-mail (for scientific questions):

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