Postdoctoral Scientist in Chemical Sensory Science

Technical University of Munich Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology

Postdoctoral Scientist (M/F/D) in the Field of Chemical Sensory Science

09.06.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz- LSB@TUM) is a research institution of the Leibniz Association and our research group Taste & Odor Systems Reception is currently looking for a scientist to start on 01.07.2021 as Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d) in the field of chemical sensory science. The position is to be filled on a full-time (100%, TV-L 13) basis for a period of 2 years.

The Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz- LSB@TUM), a legal foundation under civil law in Freising, is a research institution of the Leibniz Association that combines methods of biomolecular basic research with analysis methods of bioinformatics and analytical high-performance technologies to investigate the complex interplay between the human organism and food ingredients.
 
The research group Taste & Odor Systems Reception at Leibniz-LSB@TUM is currently looking for a scientist to start on 01.07.2021 as
Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/d) in the field of chemical sensory science
The position is to be filled on a full-time (100%, TV-L 13) basis for a period of 2 years.

Research project

The research group investigates the molecular basis of human taste and odor perception, its impact on food selection and the role of taste and odorant receptors in non-sensory tissues. The open position is devoted to strengthen our activities at the intersection of taste and odor reception. The project involves the use of a well-established cellular assay to identify receptors activated by food-related compounds and to characterize key-features of agonists as well as receptor-specific pharmacological properties. The development of refined as well as novel assays for chemoreceptors will be another task of this project.

Your area of responsibility includes

  • Refinement, development and running of cell-based chemoreceptor assays
  • Generation of expression constructs, cell lines and intestinal organoids
  • Teaching of co-workers, students in laboratory techni
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