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Master Thesis Position: Enhanced Microbial Lipid Production

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Call for applications for a Master Thesis position in the specific field of Industrial Biocatalyses. Applicants will have the opportunity to work on Genetic and Genomic engineering of microorganisms for the enhanced production of lipids suitable for high value applications in the industry. We are looking for motivated students able to contribute to our research. An effective information exchange system is an admirable characteristic, as we are providing students the opportunity to learn and widen their scientific background from the methods and techniques established at our group. 

Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • Genetic and Genomic manipulation of microorganisms for high value production of lipids.
  • Cloning of proteins and enzymes responsible for lipid production using a synthetic operon. 
  • Screening for lipid production through lipid staining and cell sorting.
  • Lipid extraction and methylation.
  • Analysis using GC/MS.

Used Methods and Techniques:
  • GC-FID, GC-MS...
  • Lipid staining and screening using a cell sorter.
  • DNA extraction,PCR, Gel electrophoresis
  • Various Cloning Techniques...

Students from biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or equivalent disciplines are suitable candidates. High team spirit and communication skills, as well as operational independence are important characteristics. Experience in the areas listed above are an advantage.

Contact detail

How to apply:
CV attached in e-mail.
Send application to
Elias Kassab
Division of Industrial Biocatalysis – TUM
Lichtenbergstr. 4
85748 Garching
Tel +49 89 289 13498

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Diploma Thesis/Master's Thesis
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
85748 Garching bei München
Area of expertise
Biotechnology, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical & Process Engineering