PhD position in Cellular Protein Biochemistry

 TU München  Garching (München)
1 PhD position is available in the laboratory for Cellular Protein Biochemistry at the Technische Universität München (TUM) Department of Chemistry and Institute for Advanced Study.

Our laboratory aims at understanding how proteins fold, assemble and are scrutinized by the cellular quality control machinery. We are particularly interested in proteins of the secretory pathway - proteins that are ultimately secreted or localized on the cell surface and allow cells to interact with their environment. We use an interdisciplinary approach from protein biochemistry to cell biology to analyze the machinery and mechanisms that monitor cellular protein biogenesis.

Membrane proteins comprise 1/3 of the human proteome, allow cells to interact with their environment and are involved in a large number of human diseases. Surprisingly, very little is known about how cells control the integrity of the membrane proteins they produce. We are thus looking for one PhD student to join our team and work on principles and mechanisms of molecular quality control for integral membrane proteins. The project will include cell biological, biochemical and mass spectrometric approaches. The candidate will thus have the opportunity to learn and apply a wide variety of state-of-the-art techniques and work on an exciting project of immediate biomedical relevance.

The applicant should hold a Diploma/Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related fields. Previous experience in mammalian cell culture and protein biochemistry is required. Experience in working with membrane proteins is a benefit.

The Technische Universität München (TUM) is a leading university in Europe. We are offering excellent working conditions, participation in a structured PhD program at the TUM graduate school and an international research environment. The salary is in accordance to the Public Sector Collective Agreement on Länder (TV-L E13/66%). The position is available at the earliest possible date.

The application should contain a CV, (degree) certificates, a letter of motivation and possible references. Please send your application (single pdf-document) by email to:

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.


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