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Institution Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chair for Experimental Parasitology
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65%)
Start date As soon as possible (for 36 months)
Application deadline 2022-08-31

About us:

The research group of Prof. Markus Meissner invites applications for doctoral student positions to work on fundamental biological aspects of apicomplexan parasites and their host cells. A major focus will be the analysis of gene regulation and host cell egress of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria.

The Meissner lab is based in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Numerous core facilities ensure state of the art equipment and expertise.

For representative studies of the Meissner lab see:
Li, W., et al., Nat Microbiol, 2022. 7(6): p. 882-895.
Periz, J., et al., Nat Commun, 2019. 10(1): p. 4183.
Gras, S., et al., PLoS Biol, 2019. 17(6): p. e3000060.
Stortz, J.F., et al., BioRxiv, 2018: p. 488528.
Andenmatten, N., et al., Nat Methods, 2013. 10(2): p. 125-7.

We are looking for you:

PhD / Doctoral Student Position (m/f/x)

in Planegg-Martinsried

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Scientific work within the framework of the dissertation
  • Leading a research project
  • Monitoring and documenting research results

Your qualifications:

  • Applicants are required to hold or to obtain a first-class or upper second class master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, veterinary medicine or a related relevant biological subject.
  • They should have excellent theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and good laboratory skills. Pre-experience or a strong interest in molecular biology and/or imaging is very favourable.
  • We are currently able to offer imaging based and reverse genetic based projects.


  • Opportunity to work within DFG funded priority programme “SPP 2225: Exit strategies of intracellular pathogens, a parasite of the phylum Apicomplexa”
  • The PhD-student position is available for three years, target starting on October 1st, 2022.
  • Salary will be based on the pay scale for the public sector in Germany (TV-L) and in accordance with applicant´s qualifications.
  • We offer excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.
  • Opportunities to work within an innovative motility-based research project and an international, ambitious, friendly, and supportive team.

The University of Munich is interested in increasing the number of female faculty members and encourages women to apply.

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


Please send your application documents (including cover letter, CV, certificates, the name of two referees) by email (one PDF, max. 5 MB) to [](mailto:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiy Munich
Chair for Experimental Parasitology
Lena-Christ-Str. 48
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

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