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

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children; currently no prevention against onset of new asthma is possible. The aim is now to generate potential drug candidates in order to develop a medicinal product for the prevention of childhood asthma. The aim of this position is to use in vitro assay systems to validate the effect of potential protective compounds upon epithelial barrier function and their ability to modulate pro-asthmatic immune responses.

We, the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity, are looking for a highly motivated

PhD position - Research on Asthma Prevention (f/m/x) 101549

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Your mission

  • Epithelial cell culture systems and TEER
  • DC and T cell culture systems
  • Cell proliferation and Differentiation assays
  • Gene expression and analysis
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Publication and presentation of research results




Your qualifications

  • Master or equivalent level of professional qualification in Biology or related area
  • Previous experience with cell culture techniques
  • Passion for science, innovation and creative and independent work
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Desired qualification

  • Previous flow cytometry experience advantageous but not crucial
  • Previous experience in mouse work is considered a plus

What we offer you

scientific training at HELENA Graduate School
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work-life balance
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flexible working hours & time off in lieu
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30 days annual leave
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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.

This position also provides the opportunity for you to build specialist knowledge and collect significant professional experience, both of which will help advance your scientific career.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (EG 13 50% TV EntgO Bund). In addition, there is also the possibility of granting an allowance if the necessary conditions are fulfilled. The position is (initially) limited to three years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

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.

Interested?
If you have further questions, simply contact Fr. Kaori Sumikawa, 089 3187-3071, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Lung Health and Immunity
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1 

85764 Oberschleißheim

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