Technical University of Munich (TUM)

PhD student (m/f/d) in Metabolic Programming

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Munich, Germany

Starting October 1st t 2019, the newly established Chair of Metabolic Programming of Prof. Dr. Henriette Uhlenhaut is looking for a highly motivated graduate student (m/f/d/) to obtain their PhD degree in physiological genomics.

About us
The research activities of Prof. Dr. Henriette Uhlenhaut (Chair of Metabolic Programming at the TUM School of Life SciencesWeihenstephan) are focused on functional genomics and preclinical models. Together with the Helmholtz DiabetesCenter in Munich and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), our lab combines functional genomics,proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics approaches with a variety of genetic in vivo and in vitro models to studygene regulatory mechanisms in health and disease.

Major areas of study include nuclear hormone receptors, innate immune responses, circadian clocks and metabolic homeostasis. Hot topics are the impact of stress hormones on diet induced pathologies and aging.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. TUM is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. Our international team is part of several larger research consortia in Munich.

Candidate profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate with an excellent Master’s degree in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, or related life sciences. Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications.

  • General interest in Endocrinology, Metabolism or Immunology.
  • Basic knowledge in Functional Genetics, Molecular Biology or Physiology.
  • Willingness to work with mice.
  • Eager to apply bioinformatics and statistical tools.
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English to empower working independently in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Flexible, scientifically adventurous, curiosity-driven minded with the talent to drive the project with original ideas.

Our offer
We offer a challenging interdisciplinary project at the interface of genomics, nutrition and biomedicine, well-equipped laboratories with top-notch facilities and a highly collaborative international atmosphere at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan.
The position is available immediately. Salary will be determined according to the German collective wage agreement in public service (TV-L 13) 3 years.

For full consideration, applications including motivation letter, CV, certificates and two recommendation letters or references should be sent as a single document via e-mail by latest Oct 31, 2019 to

TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. We give priority to severely disabled applicants with essentially equal qualifications.

Technical University of Munich
Prof. Dr. N. H. Uhlenhaut Gregor-Mendel-Str. 2
85354 Freising, Germany
Phone: +49 89 3187 2052

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PhD student (m/f/d) in Metabolic Programming