Postdoc in Microbiome Research: Germany

The Schirmer lab which is part of the Institute for Food & Health at the Technical University of Munich is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiome Research.

The research of our lab focuses on the human microbiome, especially gut microbes, and investigates potential mechanisms of host-microbial interactions in health and disease. We are particular interested in the role of the microbiome in inflammatory and auto-immune diseases and how hormone-microbiome interactions impact female health. To address these questions, we use integrated multi-omics analyses (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metabolomics) combined with the subsequent isolation of the strains in the lab to study these mechanisms.

We are looking for an outstanding highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher with the ambition and commitment to achieve excellence in a highly productive environment. The activities surrounding this position will be focused on experimental work for the validation of predicted host-microbial interactions based on human cohort data and represent an exciting opportunity to discover the underlying mechanisms of hormone-microbiome interactions in female health (ERC Starting Grant: HERO-INE). Bacterial strains and predicted host-microbial interactions will be prioritized based on computational analyses of multi-omics data from large population studies. The candidate for this project will be responsible for DNA/RNA extractions from human samples and the isolation, cultivation and characterization of bacterial strains from these samples (including stool, saliva and vaginal swabs).


Please send your full application as a PDF by April 16th, 2023 to or by mail. The application should include a cover letter, detailed CV, a description of research experience and interests (1-2 pages) and contact details for three references. Please also indicate a preferred starting date and why you are interested in joining our group. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the deadline.

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