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Institution Faculty of Biology - Bereich Pflanzenwissenschaften
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65%)
Start date 01.05.2023 (contract is initially limited till 30.06.2024)
Application deadline 2023-04-01

We are looking for you:

PhD (m/f/x)

in Planegg-Martinsried

Your tasks and responsibilities:

Our central research topic is the molecular dissection of regulatory processes linked to photosynthesis, as well as enhancing the process ([further information]( and

Recommended reading:

  • Commonalities and specialties in photosynthetic functions of PROTON GRADIENT REGULATION5 variants in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiac362.
  • An ancient function of PGR5 in iron delivery? Trends Plant Sci. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2022.04.006.
  • NTRC Effects on Non-Photochemical Quenching Depends on PGR5. Antioxidants (Basel). doi: 10.3390/antiox10060900.
  • PGRL2 triggers degradation of PGR5 in the absence of PGRL1. Nat Commun. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24107-7.

Your qualifications:

To complement our team, we are looking for a PhD student interested in identifying and characterizing novel regulators of cyclic photosynthetic electron flow.

We employ a large suite of different techniques ranging from genetic screens to molecular biological, biochemical and biophysical approaches. Interested and motivated applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology.


We offer a well-equipped, modern and highly interactive research environment within the LMU Biology Campus, Martinsried.

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


Applications (CV, letter of motivation and the contact details of two referees) should be sent per email (subject: ”PhD position”) until 01.04.2023 to:

Prof. Dr. Leister
Biozentrum der LMU München
Bereich Botanik
Großhaderner Str. 2-4
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

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