Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Department for Comparative Microbial Analyses aims at identifying key microbiota, which trigger our health to develop strategies to promote the abundance of those microbiota in urban and indoor environments.

The human microbiome is a key component for our health. It is strongly influenced by environmental microbiota, which interact with the microbiome of barrier organs like skin or respiratory system. As a consequence, the reduced microbial diversity in the environment, resulting from climate- and global change, strongly impacts human – environment interactions, resulting in an increase in environmental diseases and infections. According to the planetary health concept the prevention of such diseases requires strategies which increase biodiversity in the environment. We identify key microbiota from the environment, which trigger our health, develop strategies to promote the abundance of those microbiota in urban and indoor environments and analyze consequences for our health.

Scientific Employee / Researcher EU Project "MICROBE" (f/m/x) 101912

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Your responsibilities

The EU project "MICROBE" aims to improve the availability of important microbial isolates for the scientific community. To achieve this, strategies will be developed to identify and isolate key organisms from complex samples.

Therefore, based on molecular analyses of microbiomes from environmental and human samples, keystone taxa will be identified using bioinformatics tools and their genomes will be reconstructed in silico. Based on this information, strategies for targeted cultivation will be developed and the new isolates will then be further characterized.

Your qualifications

  • University degree in natural sciences
  • PhD in microbiology or microbial ecology
  • in-depth knowledge in the use of -omics approaches to capture the structure and function of microbiomes incl. the use of bioninformatics tools
  • knowledge in the cultivation of microorganisms and their characterization
  • very good English skills
  • pleasure in working in an interdisciplinary team.

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is limited to 4 years, until 31.01.2027.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Prof. Dr. Michael Schloter, +49(0)89 3187-2304, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Research Unit Comparing Microbiome Analysis
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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