PhD student for immunoanalysis in targeted cancer therapy (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

München, Germany

Work group:

Core Facility Immunoanalysis



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Starting date:

05.02.2020



Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.


The current project is part of a collaborative research project that develops novel, proprietary heat-inducible nanocarriers (thermosensitive liposomes, TSLs) for external targeting of small molecules to solid tumors (Kneidl et al, Int J Nanomedicine 2015). Objective of the project is the design of novel TSL formulations based on innovative drug molecules to investigate a new concept of targeted cancer therapy in combination with mild hyperthermia.


To work with our research group „Tissue control of immunocytes“ (TCI) on this project we are now looking for a highly motivated


PhD student for immunoanalysis in targeted cancer therapy (f/m/d)
2020/0031

The Mission


characterization of immunologic effects of selected immune adjuvants in vitro.immunohistology and molecular profiling of tissues from patients and animal tumor models (provided by the collaborative group of Prof. Lindner). characterization of immunological consequences of interactions between cells & nanocarriers. Working in an interdisciplinary project team (Klinikum der Universität München, the biopharmaceutical company Thermosome GmbH and the Helmholtz Zentrum München).

Your Qualification


Above average master degree or master equivalent in biology, pharmaceutical sciences or related sciences.Solid knowledge in immunology and immunological methods is a prerequisite. Prior experience in immunohistology and microscopic evaluation of immune-stained tissue sections is advantageous. A self-dependent, highly-motivated, pro-active, results-oriented and responsible working mode that is guided by your own internal drive and commitment to develop new ways and deliver results even beyond expectations.A structured, self-organized working mode to facilitate a team-oriented project-focused working environment.A fun person and teamplayer who loves to laugh and enjoys working in a dynamic, international, flexible and friendly work environment.Prior experience in working with small animals and the successful attendance of a course for performing animal experiments (Category B/C – FELASA) is advantageous, but not a prerequisite.Fluent English or German in writing and speaking in writing and speaking are not mandatory, but a plus.

What we offer you


A challenging and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative. With the help of extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures and career-building programmes we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.


This position also provides the opportunity for you to build specialist knowledge and collect significant professional experience, both of which will help advance your scientific career.


Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.


Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (EG 13 50% TV EntgO Bund). In addition, there is also the possibility of granting an allowance amounting to 15% if the necessary conditions are fulfilled.


The position is (initially) limited to three years. Start date is as soon as possible.


Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal we endorse a system of equal opportunities. Applications from women are especially welcome. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.


Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Prof.Dr. Elfriede Nössner on 089-3187-1303, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2020/0031