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

The primary objective of the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Helmholtz Munich, is to develop regenerative therapeutic approaches to treat diabetes mellitus - complementary and alternative to the classical immunological and metabolic therapy strategies.

To complete our scientific research team starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc - Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (f/m/x) 100678

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Your responsibilities

We recently won the m4 Award sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, State Development and Energy for our research project “Beta Regeneration-Targeting ß-cell protection and regeneration for diabetes remission” with spin-off potential in the field of biomedicine. The successful candidate will work on the development of humanized monoclonal antibodies for beta cell protection and regeneration in diabetes models.

Your Tasks

  • Development, optimization and characterization of new therapeutic antibodies to support clinical candidate selection
  • In vitro studies: biochemical, immunohistological, immunology and molecular biology analyses
  • In vivo physiological studies in diabetes models
  • Preparation and implementation of preclinical experimental studies to evaluate and validate drug target candidates 
  • Creation of standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Your qualifications

  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, immunology or related subject and high interest in translational and clinical research
  • Strong background in structural biology, islet biology and physiology or understanding of the architecture and functional aspects of monoclonal antibodies
  • Ideally, you have around 3 years of work experience in drug development in a translational medicine or biotech or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Leadership and/or project management experience would be an asset

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 Mara Catani,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Regenerations Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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