Postdoc – Biomedical engineering/Biology/Chemistry/Physics (m/f/d)

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

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Helmholtz Pioneer Campus



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Starting date:

01.01.2020



Contract time limit:

31.12.2021



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.


Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) transforming discovery is an innovation campus with a startup culture, routed in the Helmholtz Zentrum München. HPC stands for the smart fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization in a research environment that has no parallel in Europe. Helmholtz pioneers pave the way for tomorrow’s biomedical breakthroughs. Teams of top scientific talents from all over the world work together on the development of novel solutions that make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic diseases. The focus of our identity is a pioneering spirit and an innovative research culture.


To support the efficient deployment of newly recruited Pioneer Teams we are now recruiting a


Postdoc – Biomedical engineering/Biology/Chemistry/Physics (m/f/d)
2019/0419

Your responsibilities


Our research group aims to develop and use novel imaging probes and techniques in the short-wave infrared for in vivo applications (SWIR Imaging). The imaging technology is applied for revealing physiological and pathophysiological processes during the progression of obesity and diabetes as well as cancer and inflammation. We also pursue pre-clinical and clinical translation of this research. Within the project you will:


Develop novel materials for implanted medical devicesPerform pre-clinical and clinical translational researchWork in collaboration with biological and medical research groups

Your Qualifications


You hold a PhD in either materials science, bioengineering, chemistry, biology, physics, or related sciencesVery good skills in spoken and written EnglishYou are highly organized, and can work on complex problems at the interface of bioengineering and biologyYou are willing to work in an international team

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.


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 social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).


The position is initially third party funded and therefor limited to two years.

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

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Oliver Bruns on +49 89 3187-49494, who will be happy to be of assistance.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0419

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