PhD student in quantitative cell biology (f/m/diverse)

Helmholtz-Center München - German Research Center for Environmental Health - HMGU - Helmholtz Association

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Functional Epigenetics

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

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.

Size is a fundamental cellular property that is not only tightly linked to cell function and growth, but also sets the scale of all intracellular processes. We take an interdisciplinary approach and use live-cell microscopy, cell biology, and mathematical modelling to address the following questions:

How do cells coordinate growth and division to control their size?How does cell size determine biosynthetic output?How is cell size coordinated with organelle homeostasis and subcellular structure formation?

The research group of Dr. Kurt Schmoller at the Institute of Functional Epigenetics is now looking for a

PhD student in quantitative cell biology (f/m/diverse)

Job description

The successful candidate will design and characterize methods for different projects regarding yeast genetics and will utilize live-cell microscopy to work on RNA quantification.

Your Qualifications

Master's degree in cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics or similar fieldsPractical lab experienceInterest in interdisciplinary and quantitative biologyExcellent skills in spoken and written English

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 (EG 13 50% TV EntgO Bund). In addition, there is also the possibility of granting an allowance amounting to 15% if the necessary conditions are fulfilled.

The position is (initially) limited to three 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.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2018/0478