Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and 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.

The Institute of Radiation Medicine (IRM) is a transdisciplinary institute with focus research in the areas of biology/molecular biology, physics, information technology and translational radiation medicine. One key topic of the research group Radiobiology is the prototyping and testing of new radiation qualities, which can optimize radiotherapy in the future. A novel strategy for further reducing radiation damage in normal healthy tissue is to irradiate the tumor not homogeneously but in a grid pattern, a method called spatial fractionation. Proton minibeam radiotherapy and microbeam radiotherapy aim to minimize normal tissue damage.

In addition, a novel Helmholtz-developed 3D imaging method should give insight into the vascular damage after irradiation in a glioblastoma mouse model. With this innovative state of the art radiation technique in combination with the 3D imaging method, the successful candidate has the unique opportunity to challenge current clinical radiotherapeutic methods.

Postdoc for visualizing tissue damage after radiotherapy with 3D imaging techniques (f/m/x) 100520

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Your responsibilities

  • Participation in an exciting project in applied translational research on innovative radiotherapy with proton minibeams and X-ray microbeam radiotherapy
  • Carrying out experiments with tumor cells and normal tissue cells in cell culture (2D and 3D)
  • Performing mouse experiments (e.g. tumor growth delay, 3D imaging techniques)
  • Irradiation, histological, biochemical, cytogenetic and molecular biology work techniques
  • Data documentation, evaluation and presentation
  • Writing of publications and proposals
  • Supervision of doctoral candidates and master students
  • Holding lectures in the master study course of radiation biology

Your qualifications

  • High motivation, scientific curiosity and ability to work independently
  • PhD in biology or similar discipline
  • Practical experience in cell and molecular biology, knowledge in tumor- and radiobiology preferred
  • Prevoius experience with mouse experiments preferred
  • Full command of English, written and spoken

Desirable qualifications

  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment

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.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to one year, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications until November 15, 2021 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.
Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Susanne Raulefs,, 089-4140-4503, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Radiation Medicine
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 München

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