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Institution Faculty of Medicine - Institute of Immunology, Biomedical Center (BMC)
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65%)
Start date Earliest convenience (contract for three years)
Application deadline 2024-08-31

About us:

The BMC is located on the Martinsried Campus (one of the best scientific locations in Germany) and offers an ideal research infrastructure with close proximity to the LMU University Hospital, the Faculties of Chemistry and Pharmacy and Biology, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE-Munich), Helmholtz Center Munich, the Max Planck Institutes for Biochemistry and Biological Intelligence and the Innovation and Start-up Center Biotechnology (IZB). Off campus, Munich is one of the friendliest and liveliest cities in the world and offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities all year round.

We are studying the role of extracellular vesicles in regulating immune responses.
This third-party funded project (DFG) will investigate how extracellular vesicles interact with immune cells and how they promote T and B cell responses. We have developed reagents that allow us to study extracellular vesicles and their target cells in vivo and in vitro using state-or-the-art methodology, such as STROM superresolution microscopy, imaging flow cytometry and scRNAseq.

We are looking for you:

PhD student in biomedical research (m/f/x)

in Planegg-Martinsried

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct experiments independently.
  • Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results.
  • Help prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Present research findings at meetings.
  • Supervise undergraduate students as appropriate.

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in life sciences,
  • Highly motivated candidate who has already basic knowledge of molecular immunology and is open for new technologies,
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented,
  • Experience in flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular biology and in vivo models,
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (spoken and written),
  • Candidates are expected to work well in an interactive and cooperative scientific environment, display intellectual curiosity and strong commitment to research.


  • An exciting project in an innovative and modern laboratory,
  • Modern workplace with cutting-edge technology embedded in a stimulating scientific community at the Biomedical Center of the LMU on the HighTech-Campus Martinsried,
  • Excellent training and support in a motivated, international team,
  • Dynamic young teams within the institute with many collaborative projects,
  • Participation of the PhD candidate in scientific conferences.
  • LMU Gateway support in all matters relating to the move to Munich [for international PhD students],
  • Numerous LMU employee benefits, e.g. discounted fitness and cultural offers, job public transport ticket, Jobbike as well as several canteens and excellent cafés on

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The promotion of diversity is an important strategic goal at our center. This is reflected in the BMC Code of Conduct, which actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities.

The LMU is committed to a family-oriented policy and an equal opportunity employer, specifically welcoming female scientists' applications.

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


Please submit your application (motivation letter including your CV, certificates and contact details of two references) as a single PDF file to
Application deadline is August 31, 2024.
For enquiries or further questions please contact Dr. habil. Jan Kranich

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