Doctoral student position in biophysics/physics (PhD) (m/f/x)

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - AG Biophysik (Fachgebiet Physik)
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
15 Jul 2021
Remuneration group
TV-L E13
Contract duration
Initially one year, funding is available for extension up to four years.

We study the physics of living systems by combining advanced microscopy, theory, and computer simulations. Our aim is to understand fundamental principles governing cellular behavior, such as a tradeoff between control and emergence, optimization of performance, or robustness.

Tasks and responsibilities

Your task will be to develop a new microscopy technique together with us for the study of nano-scale stochastic processes during bacterial infection. Through this project, you will become familiar with high-end microscopy setups, development of analysis programs, and microfluidics. Additionally, the laboratory will offer you the opportunity to gain experience with techniques from microbiology, including cell culture and bacterial genetics.


  • First Degree in Physics, Biophysics, Biochemistry, or comparable
  • High motivation and commitment to achieving scientific excellence
  • Some laboratory-work experience
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Helpful but not required is some experience with advanced microscopy (Confocal, STORM, TIRF etc) or microbiology.


You will be part of a young and highly motivated team of physicists and biologists belonging to different faculties of LMU. Your PhD thesis is in physics/biophysics. We are committed to excellence, fairness, and hands-on education of students. Our laboratory is located next to the newly inaugurated campus of the life science branch of LMU which offers excellent technical facilities and many interaction possibilities, including the gene center, several Max-Planck-Institutes and the Helmholtz Centre. Greater Munich is home to several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a truly inspiring intellectual atmosphere. Situated on the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most vibrant and enjoyable cities in the world with an exceptionally quality of life.

The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The university is interested in increasing the number of female faculty members and encourages women to apply. Salary and benefits depend on experience and seniority of the applicant; TV-L E13 (50%-100%).

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Application documents should contain a motivation letter, references, resume, copies of your certificates, and your Master’s or Bachelor’s thesis. Further information can be found on our website.

Please send your application documents via email.

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Sabass
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Lena-Christ-Str. 48
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Tel: +49 89 2180-8867

For Further information please visit our website.


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