Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells
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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.
We are looking for highly talented and motivated undergraduate and first year masters students to take part in an exciting summer internship programme in the research areas of epigenetics, cellular plasticity and stem cells. Working alongside leading researchers in the participating institutes, students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects and experience life in a highly stimulating research environment within the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich.
This 8 week programme is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the life sciences to find out about life in the lab and gain hands-on experience in bench-based and computational projects.
The selected students will work alongside researchers in one of the participating groups to gain insight in to biological research and address important questions in the field. Techniques include biochemistry, molecular biology, imaging, bioinformatics, stem cell biology and computational modelling depending on the host lab. Students will also have the opportunity to attend lab meetings and seminars at the host institute.
Undergraduates who have completed at least two years of university study, but have not yet graduated, and first year post-graduate masters students are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic record, be ambitious and interested in gaining in-depth research experience.
For information on participating groups and the application procedure (including necessary documents), please visit our website.
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.