- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelsicherheit und -analytik
- Start date
- 01.08.2021 - as soon as possible
- Application deadline
- 3 Aug 2021
- Remuneration group
- TV-L E 9
- Contract duration
- Part time
In the lab of newly appointed Prof. Guldimann, a position is available for a technical assistant. The position is part-time (50%) starting from 01.08.2021 with a fixed term until 31.12.2023. We are a large food safety laboratory within the Veterinary Faculty of the LMU Munich. Within the next five years, we will develop a strong research focus in host-pathogen and pathogen-environment interactions. Projects will span basic science as well as applied projects in collaboration with the food industry. Our approach is multidisciplinary, using classic microbiology, molecular approaches, next generation sequencing and cell culture.
Tasks and responsibilities
Microbiology and Molecular biology (40%)
- You work directly with our research team and support projects on host-pathogen and pathogen-environment interactions.
- You carry out experiments in collaboration and independently.
- Standard microbiological techniques such as culturing, manipulating, and killing bacteria are expected. A typical experiment involves growing bacteria that are exposed to various stress conditions and then quantified or analyzed for expression of various genes.
- In molecular biology, PCR, qPCR, transposon-Seq, and mutant cloning and complementation are important techniques in our research. Experience in with standard molecular biology methods is a prerequisite.
- Depending on the workload, assistance in our routine diagnostics lab is also requested (quantitative and qualitative determination of common food pathogens, hygiene indicators and spoilage agents, analysis of contact plates, pH measurements, MLST, PFGE and MALDI-TOF for subtyping).
- You will work with BSL 2 organisms. Experience with the relevant biosafety measures is a requirement.
- In our bioanalytics laboratory, assistance with sample preparation for HPLC-MS is desired, especially at peak times.
- As a university teaching and research laboratory, we are involved in the education of students of veterinary medicine. Courses and laboratory rotations for students are held regularly. Taking pleasure in the contact with undergrad and PhD students, as well as the communication skills to share your broad expertise is a condition for a satisfying long-term collaboration in the team.
Research is a dynamic process, and the areas of responsibility are correspondingly flexible. It is therefore desirable that you both continue your education in your field of expertise and are willing to familiarize yourself with new fields of work if necessary.
- You are a trained laboraty technician (e.g. BTA, MTA, CTA or equal qualification).
- Experience in in S2 level microbiology and molecular biology.
- You place particular emphasis on meticulous and diligent laboratory work, and you are able to put good laboratory practice to everyday use.
- Basic German knowledge.
- Our focus on research offers the opportunity to work on evolving projects. There are always opportunities to think outside the box and learn new things.
- We are an international team that offers a friendly work environment and values transparent communication.
- Working hours are to a degree flexible, depending on the project needs and in consultation with the leading researchers.
- Payment is based on TV-L E 9.
- Your work place will be in Oberschleißheim (Schönleutnerstr. 8) and can be reached with public transport.
- The University of Munich is interested in increasing the number of female faculty members and encourages women to apply.
- The university is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of approximately equal qualifications.
This is a part-time job
People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.
Please send your apllication documents as e-mail (PDF, max. 5MB) to
Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelsicherheit und –analytik
Prof. Dr. Claudia Guldimann
The position is advertised from now until 03.08.2021.
If you have questions please send a email.
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