Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Research Scientist (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Dresden, Germany

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.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you make an important contribution of the improvement of people’s quality of life.

The Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (www.plid.de) is a satellite institute of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine “Carl Gustav Carus” of TU Dresden and founding partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.), which is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The DZD itself combines experts from all areas of diabetes research, so that basic research, epidemiology, translational research and clinical application deeply interconnect. Research focus of the PLID is the production and protection of the pancreatic islet beta cells for the prevention and therapy of all forms of diabetes.

The PLID is seeking for a position in the group of Dr. Anthony Gavalas a

Research Scientist (f/m/d) in Dresden


The group investigates the role of signaling pathways and metabolism in the late stages of endocrine pancreas development, the application of novel signals for the conversion of human pluripotent stem cells into functional beta cells and the function of adult pancreas stem cells. For this, a combination of directed pluripotent stem cell differentiation, genomics, in vivo genetic analyses and ex vivo experiments including organoids is being applied.

Job Description

  • culture of pluripotent stem cells
  • immunofluorescence, imaging and mouse embryology
  • individual research project
  • training of lab personnel
  • lab management, contribution to manuscript preparation

Your Qualifications

  • a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related discipline
  • extensive experience in cell culture, preferably with pluripotent stem cells
  • strong molecular biology background
  • advanced knowledge of the English language
  • independent thinking, intellectual curiosity, high motivation and team spirit

Our Offer

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years.

The position involves the acquisition and development of knowledge pertinent to the specific topic of research.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Katja Pfriem on +49 (0)351 7963 6612, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive English online application incl. cover letter, CV and contact details of at least two referees until 31st of August 2019.

Katja Pfriem
Phone: +49 (0)351 7963 6612

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Paul Langerhans Institut Dresden
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany‘s largest scientific organization. Altogether 40,000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association‘s annual budget amounts to more than 4.7 billion Euros.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0228