Postdoc in Cellular Microbiology (natural scientist or veterinarian, f/m/d)

The Max von Pettenkofer-Institut at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (LMU) offers a position for a Postdoc in Cellular Microbiology (natural scientist or veterinarian). The research focus of our group is the interaction of the bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori with the human host. The project is located in the framework of a collaborative research center (CRC914) from the German Research Foundation (DFG), dealing with “Trafficking of Immune Cells in Inflammation, Development and Disease”. Thus, the interaction of H. pylori with different types of immune cells, including the mechanisms of adhesin–receptor interactions, phagocytosis, the analysis of downstream signaling events and effects on immune cell migration are in the focus of the project.

Activities and responsibilities

We expect a highly motivated person, preferentially with a scientific background in microbiology, cell biology or immunology. The candidate should be proficient in state of the art biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and/or cell culture methods, and will be responsible for the handling of animal models, especially to perform in vivo infection experiments of mice or Mongolian gerbils, as well as the management of our mouse lines in close collaboration with our central animal keepers.
We are looking for a colleague working independently and pushing the experimental and scientific process. High accurateness in the experimental work and self-motivation in writing grant proposals and manuscripts is necessary. Good communication skills and the capability to work in a team are highly relevant. Oral and written fluency of the English language is required.

Qualification profile

Prerequisites are a completed scientific or veterinarian degree and experience in carrying out animal experiments (for example a completed FELASA-C course). Experience in handling of pathogenic bacteria are desirable, but not a prerequisite. If you consider organizational talent, decisiveness and assertiveness as your strengths, we look forward to receiving your application.


Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and is very easy to reach by public transport. We give priority to disabled applicants with essentially equal qualifications.
Please send your application, including a motivation letter, CV, academic certificates and two references

Send application to

Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas
Max von Pettenkofer-Institut
80336 München
Tel: +49 89 2180 72855

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About Max von Pettenkofer Institut, LMU München

Das Max von Pettenkofer-Institut der LMU München besteht aus dem Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene (Vorstand,  Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Suerbaum) und dem Lehrstuhl Virologie ( Vorstand, Prof. Dr. med. Oliver T. Keppler). Neben Forschung und Lehre (für Mediziner, Pharmazeuten und Biologen) führt das Institut mikrobiologische...
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