Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a leading research university in Europe. Since its founding in 1472 it has been committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching.
Institution Faculty of Medicine - Anatomische Anstalt LST 1
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2024-10-01 (fixed-term for two years with opportunity of contract renewal)
Application deadline 2024-07-31

About us:

We, the group around the W2 professorship for anatomy and intercellular adhesion, focus on research in the regulation of desmosomal adhesion in the skin. We dedicate our work to the characterization of desmosomal adhesion using biophysical techniques and investigate mechanisms that contribute to loss of intercellular adhesion in the bullous autoimmune disease pemphigus. With this, we would like to contribute to a more concise understanding of how desmosomes adhere while we aim to identify novel therapeutic approaches to treat desmosomal diseases. For our team we search for an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher.

For more insights into our research focus, please also visit our homepage.

We are looking for you:

Post-Doc - Biophysical characterization of intercellular adhesion (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Research in the field of desmosomal adhesion (desmosomal hyper-adhesion, pemphigus pathogenesis, wound healing)
  • Research with a wide range of methods (cell culture, molecule biology and biochemical approaches, imaging-techniques including confocal and STED microscopy, atomic force microscopy, in vivo mouse models, ex vivo human skin models). Experience in some of the techniques would be highly beneficial. Training in other techniques is possible in the lab
  • Teaching in macroscopic anatomy (five SWS, Kursus der Makroskopischen Anatomie inklusive Seminare und Übungen – teaching lessons require German)
  • Supervision of MD students in the lab

Your qualifications:

  • University degree in medicine (human medicine/ animal medicine/ dentistry) or life sciences with subsequently a doctoral degree
  • Strong commitment to basic science and interest in teaching anatomy
  • Communication skills in German and English
  • You are a team player and work structured and precise
  • Beneficial: professional experience in the above mentioned research techniques/ teaching
  • Beneficial: experience in scientific writing


  • Motivated team of the Anatomische Anstalt, LMU, Lehrstuhl 1 (Campus Innenstadt)
  • Access to modern research techniques (confocal and STED microscopy, AFM, STED-AFM, TEM, …)
  • Fascinating research in the field of desmosomal adhesion
  • Excellent opportunities for career development with the possibility to be trained as Fachanatom of Anatomische Gesellschaft/ Facharzt für Anatomie
  • Compatibility of family and research (e.g. family service of LMU)
  • Employee benefits of LMU such as retirement plan, workplace health promotion and job-ticket for public services

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


We look forward to your application (motivation letter, CV, certificates) to:

PD Franziska Vielmuth
Anatomische Anstalt – Lehrstuhl 1
Pettenkoferstr. 11
80336 München

Application per e-mail to:

Further questions can be directed to: PD Franzsika Vielmuth: Phone: +49 89 2180-72700 or e-mail:

Where knowledge is everything.

LMU researchers work at the highest level on the great questions affecting people, society, culture, the environment and technology — supported by experts in administration, IT and tech. Become part of LMU Munich!

Back to the LMU Job Portal