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

The Schiller lab researches how cells are wired together into circuits and thereby influence each other in lung health and disease.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist (f/m/x) to join the Schiller lab (; Pubmed: Schiller HB) at the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity / Comprehensive Pneumology Center.

Postdoc "Single cell perturbation of fibrogenesis pathways in organotypic human lung models" (f/m/x) 101818

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Your responsibilities

  • Establish multiplexing methods for single cell/nuclei RNA-seq in perturbed human precision cut lung slices
  • Establish spatial transcriptomic methods (10x Xenium) to analyze ex vivo perturbed human precision cut lung slices
  • Computational data analysis of perturbation data (space & time resolved analysis)
  • Daily supervision of graduate students and lab technicians
  • Project team management and scientific paper writing

Your qualifications

  • PhD degree in the life sciences or a related field
  • Expertise in (single cell) omics techniques, systems biology and basic bioinformatic data analysis (R/Python) is required
  • Expertise in advanced molecular biology (e.g. CRISPR) and viral transduction (e.g. lentiviruses or AAV) methods is beneficial
  • Prior experience with tissue culture or other complex ex vivo models (e.g. organoids) is beneficial
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and excellent interpersonal and analytical skills

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 (initially) limited until December 31, 2023, 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.

If you have further questions, simply contact Herbert Schiller,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Lung Health and Immunity
Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC)

Max-Lebsche-Platz 31
81377 Munich

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