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Institution Faculty of Medicine - Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65%)
Start date 2024-09-01
Application deadline 2024-07-31

We are looking for you:

Doctoral scientist/ Ph.D. student (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

The successful applicant will participate in the postgraduate program “Infection Research on Human Pathogens@MVPI”. The project will be available in the scientific group of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum and address questions related to the genomic adaptation of the bacterial gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori to its individual human host, using a combination of State of the Art genomic analysis with diverse molecular experimental approaches.

Your qualifications:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who would like to perform his/her Ph.D. thesis in an interdisciplinary and international environment. We anticipate applicants with an excellent previous scientific training, very good communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Applicants with a completed undergraduate degree (Master or equivalent) in the life sciences, biomedical or natural sciences will be considered. Experience in microbiology, safe handling of human pathogens, molecular biology or biochemical methods will be beneficial for successfully conducting the project.


We offer an excellent research environment, access to a wide variety of techniques, and the possibility to participate in the structured graduate program of MvPI and LMU, including focused lectures, seminars, and skills courses. LMU Munich promotes an environment of gender equality and diversity.

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


Detailed information about the Max von Pettenkofer Institute, the PhD program, and the Suerbaum lab are available online at: (Applications should be submitted, if possible, as one single pdf file not exceeding 10 MB)
Max von Pettenkofer Institute
Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München
Lehrstuhl, Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
Pettenkoferstr. 9a
80336 München

For specific scientific questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum (

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