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 of Epidemiology researches the interaction of environment, lifestyle and genetics in the development and progression of various diseases. The focus is on cardiometabolic, respiratory and allergic diseases. The goal is to break new ground in prevention on an individual level as well as to enable evidence-based preventive health care through improved environmental conditions. The research is mainly based on the KORA resources and the birth cohorts GINIplus and LISA.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative postdoc with a passion to develop and support our multidisciplinary team focused on allergy research within the ERC-funded project ALLERGENE.

Postdoc/ Scientist - epidemiology of allergic diseases (f/m/x) 101867

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a passion to work in the field of allergy research in a multidisciplinary team.
The main tasks will be:

  • Independent development and pursuing of research questions
  • Analysis of large complex datasets such as genetic data, proteomics, metabolomics, single-cell transcriptomics, epigenetics
  • Identification and interpretation of biological pathways
  • Manuscript preparation, presentation of results
  • Support in supervision of PhD and graduate students
  • Contribute to different projects within the team and with external project partners
  • The postdoc will have the opportunity to write independent grant applications

Your qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field and preferably experience and interest in allergic diseases
  • Prior experience in epidemiological research and analysis of OMICS data, ideally in relationship with allergic disease or immunological endpoints
  • Thorough knowledge of statistical methods and programming skills, including R software and associated packages
  • Ideally experience in general scripting languages such as Perl, Python or bash and working in Unix/Linux environments
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • High motivation and commitment to pursue research projects independently as well as in collaboration

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 2 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 Marie Standl, 0049 89 3187 2952, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Epidemiology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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