Researcher in Systems Biotechnology (PostDoc), TUM, Germany

PhD/Postdoc positions 2019 at the LMU Munich, Germany

Researcher in Systems Biotechnology (PostDoc): The Professorship for Systems Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is seeking a highly motivated PostDoc researcher. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge biotechnological research in an interdisciplinary team focused on systems biology and bioprocess engineering.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Systems Biotechnology

Location: Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching


  • Familiarity with cyanobacterial genetics and molecular biology tools.
  • Interest in working with co-cultivations at the bioreactor scale.
  • Enthusiasm for optimizing cyanobacterial strains to feed heterotrophic organisms in defined mixed cultures.
  • Expertise in bioprocess engineering and mathematical modeling is beneficial.

Job Description:

  • Conduct research within the Systems Biotechnology group at TUM.
  • Engage in the rational design of synthetic microbial consortia for biotechnological applications.
  • Focus on the co-cultivation of cyanobacteria and heterotrophic organisms to facilitate the production of valuable compounds from light and CO₂.
  • Work collaboratively in an innovative and interdisciplinary environment that combines mathematical modeling with experimental wet lab work.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a complete application file, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, and references, to Dr. Katharina Pflüger-Grau at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Last Date for Apply: Rolling basis until the position is filled.

Contact Information: For further inquiries, please contact:

About Us: The Systems Biotechnology group at TUM focuses on addressing biotechnological challenges using methods from systems biology. Major research topics include improving biotechnological processes and understanding intracellular processes through the integration of mathematical modeling and experimental work.

Our Mission: We aim to harness the potential of rationally designed synthetic microbial consortia for biotechnological applications, particularly through the co-cultivation of cyanobacteria and heterotrophic organisms to produce valuable compounds.

We Offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding research position within the Systems Biotechnology group at TUM.
  • An 85% TVL E13-position, funded until March 2027.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a collaborative and innovative environment.

Join us at TUM and be a part of pioneering research in Systems Biotechnology!


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