Postdoc (m/f/d)

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

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute for Diabetes and Obesity

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 in Functional Genomics of Mitochondria, headed by Dr. Fabiana Perocchi, is looking for a highly talented and motivated computational biologist to join the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) of the newly established Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) in Munich. We aim at reconstructing mitochondrialsignaling networks that generate in response to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli. Although a mitochondrial role in signal transduction has been suggested, it is still a mystery how the organelle senses, deciphers, and responds to intracellular and extracellular signals. To this goal, we combine systems biology approaches (genome-wide loss-of-function screens, proteomics, comparative genomics, and metabolomics) with traditional genetic, biochemical, and physiological techniques applied to yeast, mouse models, human cell lines and patient samples.

Postdoc (m/f/d)

Job Description

Mining and integration of large-scale data derived from
high-throughput genomics, proteomics and metabolomics

Data management including the development,
maintenance, and support of associated biological
software and databases

Ability to work with experimental biologists and physicians
Aid in the design of screening assays; The applicant is
expected to provide bioinformatics input to experimental
design and strategy and to have strong interpersonal skills

Your Qualifications

MSc or PhD in mathematics, computer science, statistics,
engineering, or a related discipline
Strong programming skills with several statistical
computing languages
Significant familiarity with machine learning theory and
statistical modeling algorithms
Prior experience in mathematical modeling of biological
networks, data mining and integration is strongly desiredInnovative and creative thinking
Ability to work independently
Outstanding written and oral 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 limited to two years.

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-2018/0617