Highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow (f/m/diverse)

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

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute for Diabetes and Cancer

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.

To work in a challenging research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), focusing on mechanism of gene regulation underlying the biological enigma of immune suppression by the Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR) at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC), Professor Dr. Henriette Uhlenhaut is looking for a

Highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow (f/m/diverse)

Job Description

Establishing cutting edge NGS techniquesCollaborating with bioinformaticians on statistical analyses of large genomic data setsA wide variety of molecular biology experiments in cultured cellsPhenotypic analysis of transgenic and knockout mice

Your Qualification

PhD in molecular biology or related life sciencesAdvanced knowledge in mammalian genetics and genomicsStrong background in Chromatin biology, biochemistry and transcriptionExperience in functional genomic techniques will be an advantageExperience with mammalian cell lines and willingness to work with miceAbility to handle large data sets and interact with bioinformaticiansDynamic, highly motivated, flexible and responsible team playerStrong communication skills and ability to present research in a logical and structured mannerAbility to work independently and in collaboration with others in an international environmentExcellent verbal and written English skills

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 including your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background and interests, and contact information for 3 references.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2018/0557