PhD student - Stemcells, Regenerative Biology and Medicine (f/m/d)

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

München, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Lung Biology

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Starting date:


Contract time limit:


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 lab is located at the newly built institute for Lung Biology and Disease (iLBD), Comprehensive Pneumology Center, and provides a creative and interdisciplinary environment. 

iLBD belongs to the Helmholtz Zentrum München, whose expertise ranges from biomedicine to basic research and provides an unparalleled array of experimental platforms, core facilities, clinical cooperation groups and centres for translational medicine. 

This environment offers the fellow (f/m/d) an additional wide field of expertise in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas. Munich further offers a highly stimulating environment for research. The close neighbourhood of the HMGU, comprising the Technische Universität München, the Ludwig-Maximilian University and several institutes of the Max-Planck-Society offers numerous interactions and stimulating collaborations.

We are looking for a highly motivated

PhD student – Stemcells, Regenerative Biology and Medicine (f/m/d)

Your mission

The laboratory of Yuval Rinkevich Ph.D is looking for a motivated individual wishing to identify fundamental cellular and molecular principles of tissue/organ regeneration, and develop a knowledge basis for therapeutic strategies in clinical use.

You will explore how tissues/organs regenerate following injury and at multiple levels of biological organization, from the level of whole organisms to the level of single cells.
What underlies the basis for the diversities of regeneration outcomes between different developmental stages and different organs and organ surfaces?

We employ:

state-of-the-art mouse geneticsmulticolor ‘Rainbow’ mouse modelsin vivo surgery models in rodentsflow cytometryPCRELISAImmunostainingElectron microscopycell culture

Your Qualifications

Interested candidates should have a background in one of these disciplines

cell/molecular biologyimmunologyvirologystem cell biologydevelopmental biology

and should be

trained in standard techniques of molecular biology and cell biology.

What we offer you

A stimulating 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.

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.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

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  Sandra Schiener on 089 3187-43060, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application including your updated CV and contact information (email, address, telephone number), short summaries of your research interests and major accomplishments.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0404