Doctoral researcher (f/m/x) at LAFUGA Proteomics

The Laboratory for Functional Genome Analysis at the Gene Center Munich is offering the position of

Doctoral researcher (f/m/x) at LAFUGA Proteomics

Doctoral researcher (f/m/x) at LAFUGA Proteomics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Institution:                     Laboratory for Functional Genome Analysis – Gene Center Munich
Remuneration group:    TV-L
Full-time / Part-time:     65%
Start date:                       As soon as possible
Application deadline:     2023-06-01

About us:

The Laboratory for Functional Genome Analysis (LAFUGA) is an integrated technology platform within the Gene Center, consisting of the three research units Genomics, Proteomics and Model Organisms. For discovery proteomics the LAFUGA proteomics unit (Fröhlich LAB) uses state of the art instrumentation including nano-HPLC systems and high-resolution mass spectrometers. One of our major research topics is the investigation of (often detrimental) biochemical effects of microplastic pollution. Together with scientists from diverse disciplines, we have joined forces in the CRC 1357: “MICROPLASTICS” to gain a more fundamental understanding of microplastic effects on biological, but also on physical and chemical processes.

We are looking for you:

Doctoral researcher (f/m/x) at LAFUGA Proteomics at the Gene Center (Großhadern/Martinsried)

Your tasks and responsibilities:

Within the CRC 1357: “MICROPLASTICS – Understanding the mechanisms and processes of biological effects, transport and formation: From model to complex systems as a basis for new solutions” you will investigate effects of microplastic uptake on the proteome of the limnetic organisms (Daphnia and Dreissena polymorpha). Both are important model organism in environmental and ecotoxicological research. In an integrated multi-omics approach, acquired proteomics data will be complemented by transcriptome and microbiome data.

Your qualifications:

  • An excellent Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry or similar.
  • Interest in microplastic and its effect on the ecosystem.
  • Solid experience in biochemical / molecular biology techniques.
  • Computational skills (Microsoft-Office, R).
  • Expertise in bioinformatics is advantageous.
  • Interest in mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
  • Excellent communication skills in an interdisciplinary team.


  • You will be part of a young interdisciplinary team consisting of colleagues with different scientific backgrounds and interests in modern mass spectrometry-based proteome analysis.
  • You will have the chance to contribute to the exploration of the important and socially relevant issues of microplastics in the environment.
  • You will have the chance to work at one of Germany’s top-ranked universities.
  • The multidisciplinary life science campus Großhadern/Martinsried and the Gene Center with its excellent scientists and various events like lectures and hand-on courses gives a unique opportunity to start a scientific career.

The position is funded for four years by the DFG at 65% TV-L E13.


Dr. Thomas Fröhlich
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Laboratory for Functional Genome Analysis
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 25
D-81377 München

Your application should consist of an informative motivation letter, CV, and transcripts of records, preferably as a single pdf document, addressed to Thomas Fröhlich The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.