Postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology (f/m/diverse)

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

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Research Unit Protein Science

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


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.

The Research Unit Protein Science seeks a highly qualified and motivated

Postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology (f/m/diverse)

Job Description
You will develop innovative therapies for retinal degenerations counteracting blinding diseases. We focus on programming retinal Müller glial cells by CRISPR/(d)Cas9 technologies towards a pro-survival phenotype and perform proof-of-concept studies demonstrating efficacy. Further, we aim to identify and potential confounding effects, such as immune reaction towards viral or Cas9 proteins by state-of-the art proteomics approach in our model organisms. The project is funded by the DFG as part of the newly established priority program "Gene and cell based therapies to counteract neuroretinal degeneration" (SPP2127) and is embedded in an international interdisciplinary team offering a synergistic platform and exchange program fostering rapid innovation.

Your Qualifications
Suitable candidates are required to have a PhD in biology, biochemistry or related areas, with a convincing scientific record. Mandatory are excellent skills in molecular biology and biochemistry. Preferable are experiences in several of the following fields: virus production (AAV, lentivirus), CRISPR/Cas technology, immunology, instrumental analytics, mass spectrometry and proteomics, knowledge in R, Matlab or python.

We seek a strong, self-motivated candidate with a strong ability for problem solving combined with enthusiasm for scientific research. Teamwork and good communication skills, fluent English as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary field of research are necessary.

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 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2018/0506