Postdoctoral Position in Food Safety
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Post doctoral Position in Food Safety

Institution: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
(Chair of Food Safety)

Date of occupation: 10/01/2020

Application deadline: August 30, 2020

Fee group: E13 or E14

Time limit: three years and can be renewed

There is always the possibility of part-time employment.

The Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU) is one of the most renowned and largest universities in Germany.


The LMU is located in Munich, one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and a leading center in research and teaching. LMU Munich offers a stimulating work atmosphere with opportunities for further education and growth.

In the lab of newly appointed Prof. Guldimann, a position is available for a highly motivated PostDoc. We are a large food safety laboratory within the Veterinary Faculty of 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, cell culture, and mathematical modelling.
We offer expertise and lab space for molecular biology, cell culture, food chemistry and analytics, and mycology. MALDI-TOF MS, LC-MS und FT-IR spectroscopy are available.

Your responsibilities will include:
- Work on research projects focused on the interaction of pathogens with the food production environment and the food matrix at the molecular level
- Supervision of doctoral students
- Co-teaching courses in meat safety and hygiene to veterinary students (20%)
- Develop your scientific career by acquiring third-party funding
Your profile:
- You have a recent PhD in veterinary science or a related field
- You have a strong background in microbiology and molecular biology
- You enjoy teaching your skills to your peers, doctoral students and veterinary students.
- Good oral and written communication skills in English
- Willingness to learn German to a level of B2 within two years to participate in teaching student courses

The position:
- This is a non-permanent research position (E14 for veterinarians, E13 for non-veterinarians). The salary will be according to the “Tarifvetrag der Länder (TV-L)”.
- The initial appointment is for three years and can be renewed based on satisfactory performance

The LMU 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.

Ihr Arbeitsplatz befindet sich in zentraler Lage in München und ist sehr gut mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen. Wir bieten Ihnen eine interessante und verantwortungsvolle Tätigkeit mit guten Weiterbildungs- und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten. Schwerbehinderte Personen werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt. Die Bewerbung von Frauen wird begrüßt.

Application address

Please send your application, consisting of a motivation letter, your CV and the contact information for three references via email to:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Lebensmittelsicherheit
Sekretariat Sarah Eichhorn
Schönleutnerstraße 8
85764 Oberschleißheim

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