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.
Institute for Diabetes and Obesity
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 and lung diseases. Helmholtz Zentrum München is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest scientific organization.
The Research Unit in Functional Genomics of Mitochondria, headed by Dr. Fabiana Perocchi, is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) of the newly established Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) in Munich (www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/hdc/index.html). We are interested in characterizing the role of mitochondrial metabolism, calcium signaling and inter-organelle cross talk in metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. To this goal, we combine genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics approaches with traditional genetic, biochemical, and physiological techniques applied to yeast, mouse models, human cell lines and patient samples.
- Independent planning and accomplishment of cell-based studies
- Analysis of animal physiology and metabolism
- Generation and establishment of mouse models and primary cell cultures
- Development and application of omics strategies
- Characterization of organelle metabolism and protein networks
- Analyses of inter-organelle cross-talk
- Doctoral degree
- Innovative and creative thinking
- Backgrounds in either metabolomics, molecular cloning/mouse transgenics/animal models of disease, or cell biology, cell physiology, biochemistry, advanced imaging/microscopy
- Background in both experimental and computational biology is of advantage
- Ability to work independently
- Outstanding written and oral English skills
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 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. 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.
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.
Dr. Fabiana Perocchi
Phone: +49 (0) 89 3187-3216
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Obesity
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg near Munich