Scientist for the Metabolism (f/m/d) Engergy Metabolism Laboratory of the German Mouse Clinic (GMC)

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

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Experimental Genetics


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 aim of the Institute for Experimental Genetics (IEG) is to understand the mechanisms of human disease, especially in diabetes mellitus. In addition to genetics, the IEG explores the effects of environmental factors on disease pathogenesis. The German Mouse Clinic (GMC) is part of the IEG and internationally leading in systemic phenotypic analysis of genetic and environmental factors. A particular focus is on the development of databases and the application of modern bioinformatics methods to gain new insights from large data sets. The IEG is part of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research.

At the next possible time the IEG is looking for a

Scientist for the Metabolism (f/m/d) Engergy Metabolism Laboratory of the German Mouse Clinic (GMC)
2019/0068

Job Description

Scientist for the Metabolism / Engergy Metabolism Laboratory of GMCPhenotyping of mouse models using relevant methods such as indirect calorimetry, NMR, bomb calorimetry and metabolic cagesScientific expert in the field of energy metabolism / diabetes / obesityEstablishment of new non-invasive technologies for phenotyping in the field of metabolismWorking closely with colleagues with expertise in other disease areasCollaboration in the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the German Center for Diabetes ResearchRepresentation of GMC in the area of metabolism in international consortiaEvaluation of big dataInstruction of technical personnel

Your Qualifications

PhD (natural sciences) with a focus on metabolism / diabetes / obesity or related fields of researchDesirable: In-depth-experience in indirect calorimetry and NMR for phenotyping of miceKnowledge of genetics / physiology of micePublications in the field of metabolism / diabetes or related research areasTeam player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environmentExcellent spoken and written English

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.


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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2019/0068

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