Scientist (PostDoc; m/w) for the microbiome sequencing: Germany

The group of Prof. M. Gerhard at the Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene (MIH) at the Technische Universität München is dedicated to explore host-pathogen interaction. Within the research activities of the DZIF TTU gastrointestinal infections, the role of the microbiome during acute and chronic gastrointestinal infec-tions is explored in murine and human studies. Here, we are looking for a PostDoc for the next possible entry date to lead the microbiome sequencing facility (MiSeq based) in house, by supporting collaborative studies and pursuing own research projects.

Your profile

  • University degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biotechnology, comparable subjects with PhD degree
  • Experience in microbiome sequencing
  • Experience in bioinformatic pipelines for analyzing sequencing data
  • Expertise in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Accurate, diligent and reliable conduction of lab work
  • Enthusiasm for basic and translational science
  • Excellent team spirit and communication skills

Your tasks

  • Leading the microbiome sequencing facility at the MIH
  • Performing 16S RNA and metagenome sequencing of the bacterial communities and genomes
  • Support collaborative DZIF trials and projects with microbiome analyses
  • Developing, planning and conducting own research projects in the field of microbiome research
  • Performing bioinformatics analysis of sequencing data
  • Acquiring third parts funding for scientific projects
  • Excellent written and spoken English, communication level German preferable

We offer

  • A highly motivated team dedicated to microbiology and microbiome research
  • Close collaboration with our in house diagnostic and medical microbiology department
  • Fully equipped lab space in accordance with all safety regulations and in house expertise for work with pathogenic bacteria
  • Strong scientific and translational research environment
  • Full time position as scientist / PostDoc (m/w), currently terminated end of 2020 (continuation planned)
  • Salary according to Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (TV-L)
  • TUM seeks to increase the portion of female employees. Qualified females are, therefore, explicitly encour-aged to apply
  • Severely disabled persons with essentially comparable qualifications will be preferentially hired


Are you excited to secure treatment for infectious disease in the long run? If you like to join our team, please send your written application to
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Kontakt: Prof. Markus Gerhard, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Technische Universität München, Trogerstraße 30, 81675 München, E-Mail:

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