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:

01.03.2019


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 motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) of the newly established Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) in Munich. 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.

Postdoc (m/f/d)
2018/0616

Job Description

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

 Your Qualifications

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

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-2018/0616

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