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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 Lab of Prof. Dr. Henriette Uhlenhaut at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) and at the Chair of Metabolic Programming at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow (f/m/d) to study gene regulatory mechanisms of steroid hormones and drugs. We are characterizing novel functions of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in health and disease, and to lead a project funded by the Else Kroener Fresenius Foundation, we would like to expand our team by a motivated

Postdoc in Immunometabolism (f/m/x) 100693

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Our goals

Our lab investigates mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by nuclear hormone receptors using mouse genetics and genomics. This project focusses on the Glucocorticoid Receptor, one of the most potent anti-inflammatory drug targets and one of the most powerful metabolic regulators. Our goal is the identification of novel gene regulatory mechanisms employed by glucocorticoids to control innate immunity and metabolism, in primary mouse and human cells and tissues.

Your responsibilities

  • Establishing and applying cutting edge NGS techniques
  • Collaborating with bioinformaticians for statistical analyses of genomic data sets
  • A wide variety of molecular biology experiments in cultured cells
  • Phenotypic analysis of transgenic and knockout mice
  • Driving the project forward, designing experiments, identifying candidate loci
  • Supervising students and integrating into the team

Your qualifications

  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or related life sciences
  • Advanced knowledge in genetics (mammalian) and gene regulation
  • Strong background in cell biology, biochemistry and/or genomics, documented by first author publications
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cells and willingness to work with mice
  • Ability to handle and analyze large data sets
  • Strong communication, presentation and scientific writing skills
  • Expertise to lead a project and collaborate with others in an international environment
  • Excellent verbal and written English proficiency

What we offer you

continuous education and training
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work-life balance
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flexible working hours & time off in lieu
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30 days annual leave
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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 2 years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
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Interested?
If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Sybille Regn, 089 3187 1833, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Cancer
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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