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Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d)
Leibniz-Institut für Lebensmittel-Systembiologie (LSB) an der Technischen Universität München
Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz-LSB@TUM), a legal foundation under civil law in Freising, is a research institution of the Leibniz Association that combines methods of biomolecular basic research with analysis methods of bioinformatics and analytical high-performance technologies to investigate the complex interplay between the human organism and food ingredients.
The research group Metabolic Function & Biosignals / Section II at Leibniz-LSB@TUM is currently looking for a
Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d)
to start on 01.03.2023 (100% TV-L E13). The position is to be filled for a period of 2 years, with the option of contract extension.
Research project and work environment
You will have the great opportunity to join the LSB’s research group “Metabolic Function & Biosignals” as a postdoctoral scientist. The group focuses on chemoreceptor-mediated effects of food constituents on the human body or other biosystems that go beyond sensory perception. As such, you will be working in a multidisciplinary environment, utilizing methods of various research fields, including cell biology, chemical and bioanalysis, to find new, innovative ways to advance food reformulation, develop personalized nutrition concepts or ensure high food quality & safety for a changing world. The specific objectives of the project will be developed in relation to the candidate’s experience and interests.
Your area of responsibility includes
Elaborating and advancing research projects in an independent way,
utilizing, maintaining and developing the available, extensive
Independently developing new analytical methods (together with
other team members), e.g. for laser ablation ICP-MS, that help the
research group achieve its aims
Co-supervision of fellow scientists (Ph.D. candidates, lab
technician, bachelor and master students)
Interdisciplinary collaborations with other groups at the LSB and
Requirements and desired expertise
The ideal applicant should have
A Ph.D. degree with a strong background in instrumental analytics
(ICP-MS, LC-MS), experience in molecular biology or bioinformatics
Several years of professional experience in science or in a
scientific environment, preferably in the field of analytics and
physiological chemistry as well as publications in internationally
Interest in food systems biology, food-related research and
experimental techniques in molecular biology food chemistry
The ambition and ability to supervise fellow scientists
Excellent oral and written communication skills in German and very
good knowledge of English
An adept handling of common computer software
A very high degree of teamwork, initiative, organizational skills
A confident and friendly appearance
In addition to a varied workplace where your performance counts, we offer
A performance-related salary in accordance with TV-L, in-line
with your personal qualifications and the personal prerequisites
An interesting and varied task area in the field of university
A motivated team that is looking forward to welcoming you
Flexible working times and therefore good compatibility of work
Company pension scheme
Special annual payment
In the case of essentially reciprocal suitability, severely-disabled applicants as defined SGB IX will be preferred.
Please address any questions on current topics to Prof. Veronika Somoza (email@example.com). Send your application with the usual documents, containing your comprehensive CV and transcripts as well as names of three potential references electronically as a PDF file to the following address, citing the
reference number 2022-17-S2-VS:
Katharina Ranner (Human Resources Department) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leibniz-Institut für Lebensmittel-Systembiologie an der Technischen Universität München