Postdoc - Biophysics / Bioengineering (f/m/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:

01.04.2020



Contract time limit:

30.04.2022



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.


HPC transforming discovery is an innovation campus with a startup culture, rooted 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.


Postdoc – Biophysics / Bioengineering (f/m/d)
2020/0049

Job Description 


Our research group aims to develop and use organoids for pancreatic cancer studies. For this we are looking for a PostDoc to rebuild in vitro cellular and tissue microenvironments. The envisaged tissue technology is applied for revealing cell-cell communication events during the progression of cancer. Within the PostDoc project you will:


Establish an organoid culture for exocrine pancreas tissueEstablish the analytical workow to interrogate dierentiation patterns of iPSCs into pancreatic cell lineagesInvestigate cell-cell communication between endothelial and pancreas cells

Your Qualifications


You hold a PhD degree in either bioengineering, biology or biochemistryVery good skills in spoken and written EnglisYou are highly organized, and can work on complex problems at the interface of bioengineering and cell biologyYou are willing to work in an international teamKnowledge of a computer programming language (e.g. python or R)You have a proven publication record for tissue and/or microsystems engineeringExperience in Next Generation Sequencing would be an advantage

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.


Particular knowledge and experience are required for the position and provides the opportunity for you to expand 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 social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).


The position is third part funded and limited to two years.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. To increase the share of women in management positions we very much welcome the respective applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.


Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Matthias Meier on 089 3187-49564, who will be happy to be of assistance.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2020/0049