Available positions

The Behrends lab is always looking for talented and highly motivated doctoral or post-doctoral researchers with a keen interest in mammalian degradation systems.

Projects in the lab are centered around autophagy and ubiquitin pathways. In particular, we seek to systematically elucidate protein networks and dissect functions involved in regulating the quality and quantity control of organelles and proteins and to identify mechanisms by which diverse disease states usurpate these essential homeostatic systems. Coupling systematic, unbiased biological approaches alongside with functional and mechanistic analyses has the potential to substantially enhance the degree of specific functional information that can be gained on complex systems and therefore provide an opportunity to make connections between components that might be difficult to make otherwise. Hence, we employ highly complementary strategies including biochemical and cell biological methods as well as quantitative proteomics and high-content imaging techniques.

The Behrends lab is well embedded in the excellent and vibrant research infrastructure at the Munich Cluster of Systems Neurology (SyNergy) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München. We are offering projects that address fundamental research questions with a broad range of techniques, providing excellent training opportunities.

Candidates should have a first-class academic degree in a Life Science-related discipline (Master or PhD degree), a strong background in a relevant research area/discipline and be highly motivated and enthusiastic to join the fast-moving and internationally highly competitive field of autophagy and ubiquitin research. English language skills are essential; knowledge of German is not required. The position(s) can start upon mutual agreement. Salary will be according to the German TV-L scale.The LMU is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and thus expressly urges qualified women to apply. In case of equivalent qualifications, disabled applicants will be preferentially considered.

Proactive applications, including a CV, university certificates, contact details of at least two referees, a concise description of research interests, expertise and career aims as well as a synopsis of why you want to join our group should be addressed as single pdf-file to Christian Behrends by email Christian.Behrends[at]mail03.med.uni-muenchen.de