Scientist - Antiviral T cell engineering (f/m/d)

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

München, Germany

Work group:

Department of Gene Vectors

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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.

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 to the improvement of people’s quality of life. 

Our research group at the Research Unit Gene Vectors investigates the T cell response against human viruses to develop immunotherapy of infection and associated cancer. In collaboration with Asian industry partners, we are now investigating T cell receptors (TCRs) for clinical application of TCR-transgenic T cells in the near future.

We are now looking for a highly motivated

Scientist – Antiviral T cell engineering (f/m/d)

Your mission

analysis of human virus-specific T cells and their TCRsgeneration of TCR-transgenic T cells using viral vectorsanalysis of T cell function in vitro against human pathogenic viruses and cancer cellscommunication of results and perspectives including work visits to Asia

Your qualifications

PhD in a related topicstrong background in relevant fieldsexperience in T cell culture and analysis (optimally)analytic thinking and experimental reliabilitystrong communication and organization skillsvery good English

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) limited to two years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

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. 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. Andreas Moosmann on +49 89 3187 1202, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until 31.01.2020.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0432