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 research group for Cell Engineering is one of 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories at the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU) and focuses on developing genetically encodable molecular labels and sensors for innovative imaging schemes primarily fluorescence and optoacoustic imaging. We use protein engineering to develop labels based on our research in photophysics and structure-function relationships. these labels are employed on the level of single mammalian cells as well as whole organisms. We also work on specialized screening, spectroscopy and imaging instrumentation to complement our molecular tools.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc for protein engineering: focus on development of genetically encoded sensors (f/m/x) 100622

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Your responsibilities

    The projects will be very divers and include methods from protein-engineering and high-throughput screening over photo-physical and structural characterization to mammalian cell culture and eventual in vivo application. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with other laboratories of the Technical University Munich (TUM) and HMGU that are leading in the respective research areas, e.g. in vivo application or protein structure elucidation. Hence, the position is an exciting interface between protein-engineering, basic photophysical research, development of molecular tools as well as imaging.

Your qualifications

  • High motivation, curiosity, and commitment to scientific excellence
  • PhD Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Physics
  • Background in chromophores, photophysics, photochemistry
  • Background in cell biology and molecular biology
  • Experience in protein engineering
  • Experience in high-throughput screening
  • Strong interest in imaging and optical spectroscopy techniques
  • Background in excited state photophysics, and photoisomerization processes will be appreciated as well as understanding of (protein-) environmental effects on the photophysical properties of chromophores
  • Background in fluorescent or chromophoric proteins will be appreciated
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Excellent command of the English language

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 3 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 until . Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. André C. Stiel email: tel.: +49 89 3187 3972, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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