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

The Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO) is located at Helmholtz Munich. The institute is focused on the development of personalized preventive and therapeutic strategies for diabetes and obesity.
The research unit Molecular Pharmacology (headed by PD Dr. Timo Müller) is aiming to establish new pharmacotherapies to safely and efficiently lower body weight while improving glucose metabolism and is currently looking for highly talented and motivated Postdoc (f/m/x) to support the ERC-funded 5-year-project “TRUSTED” to decipher the role of the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) on energy metabolism.

Postdoc to decipher the role of the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) on energy metabolism (f/m/x) 101637

Image Full time, close to full time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • Pharmacological in vivo studies in mice on the role of gut hormones (especially GIP and GLP-1) on systemic regulation of energy metabolism
  • 2D and 3D imaging using fluorescent microscopy
  • In depths neuroendocrine analysis of target signaling using immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry
  • In vivo and in vitro assessment of drug effects on the transcript and protein level
  • Writing of animal protocols and peer-reviewed publications

Your qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Biological Sciences
  • Strong expertise in neuroendocrinology, ideally with a background in obesity and diabetes
  • Proven experience in immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry
  • General cell and molecular biological techniques and advanced imaging techniques (incl. fluorescence microscopy, FACS sorting etc.)
  • Detailed knowledge on gut hormones, especially on GLP-1 and GIP
  • Great interest and experience to work with mice, FELASA certificates to work with mice are available
  • High motivation and flexibility
  • Experience in writing scientific manuscripts and a solid track record
  • Excellent English 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 to two years, 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 Dr. Timo Müller, 089 3187-2106, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Obesity
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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