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 Functional Epigenetics (IFE) focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms whereby cells and organisms integrate metabolic signals, establish cellular memory, and regulate plasticity. We leverage this knowledge to identify new epigenetic pathways for drug discovery. We use cutting-edge methods (multi-omics, single cell, live cell imaging, modelling, biochemistry as well as various developmental, stem cell and cell biology systems) to predict, observe, and manipulate epigenetic processes.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc in Epigenetics (f/m/x) 100650

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The position

The Schneider group is recruiting a Postdoc to work on the interphase between chromatin biochemistry, epigenetics and epitranscriptomics. The applicant should have experience in the epigenetics or chromatin field, a solid publication record and be motivated to develop and drive her/his own project.

The successful candidate will address a central question in epigenetics: how do epigenetic mechanisms control gene expression programs in single cells and how are transcriptional states maintained through cell divisions.

The applicant will implement a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches, including different “omics” techniques and their analyses as well the development of novel single cell technologies. He/she will benefit from a vibrant scientific environment within the Helmholtz center as well as the strong epigenetics and chromatin community in the Munich area.

Your qualifications

  • PhD in biology or a related field
  • A very good publication record
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of German is not required
  • Experience in at least one of the following is essential:

  • Chromatin biochemistry,
  • ChIP-seq and RNA-seq techniques (including data analysis),
  • Single cell approaches,
  • S. cerevisiae genetics or mammalian tissue culture and cell manipulation
  • Please submit your application including a cover letter, detailed CV, copies of your certificates, and contact details of 3 referees.

What we offer you

continuous education and training
work-life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
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 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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If you have further questions, simply contact Robert Schneider, e-mail:, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Functional Epigenetics
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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