Doctoral scientist/Ph.D. student (m/f/x) (parttime)

Central University Institutions - Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Start date
July 2021
Application deadline
30 Jun 2021
Remuneration group
TV-L E 13
Part time
65 %

The position will be available from July 2021 at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute (located in Munich city center).

The successful applicant will participate in the postgraduate program Infection Research on Human Pathogens @ MVPI. The project will be available in the scientific group of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum and address questions related to the genomic adaptation of the bacterial gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori to its individual human host, using a combination of State of the Art genomic analysis with diverse molecular experimental approaches.

Tasks and responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who would like to perform his/her Ph.D. thesis in an interdisciplinary and international environment. We anticipate applicants with an excellent previous scientific training, very good communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Applicants with a completed undergraduate degree (Master or equivalent) in the life sciences, biomedical or natural sciences will be considered. Experience in microbiology, safe handling of human pathogens, cellular biology or biochemical methods will be beneficial for successfully conducting the project.


We offer an excellent research environment, access to a wide variety of techniques, and the possibility to participate in the structured graduate program of MvPI and LMU, including focused lectures, seminars, and skills courses.

LMU Munich promotes an environment of gender equality and diversity.

This is a part-time job

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Detailed information about the Max von Pettenkofer Institute are available here.

Please email your complete application documents, including your CV and complete transcripts of records, letter of motivation, and two references, until 30st of June, 2021, to:

Max von Pettenkofer Institute
Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München
Lehrstuhl, Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
Pettenkoferstr. 9a
80336 München

For specific scientific questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum

Applications should be submitted, if possible, as one single pdf file not exceeding 10 MB.


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