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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.

Our mission:

The newly established Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) develops and implements 3D imaging technologies to be able to generate the highest resolution views of whole mouse bodies and human organs. At iTERM, we bring together cutting-edge science from biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer applications. Our overarching aim is to obtain a holistic view of interconnected biological systems in health and disease. We also develop deep learning-based algorithms (AI) to analyze large imaging and molecular data in a robust and unbiased way. 

Our research received high attention from high-profile scientific journals (Nature MethodsPan, Cai…Ertürk, 2016; Nature Neuroscience Cai, Pan…Ertürk 2018; Cell Pan, Schoppe…Ertürk, 2019; CellZhao…Ertürk, 2020; Nature Methods Todorov, Paetzold…Ertürk, 2020) and media including  New York TimesSüddeutsche Zeitung and Galileo.  Please find more information about us at http://erturk-lab.com.

iTERM is located in the Munich area, which is listed as one of the best cities to live in the world every year. iTERM is an interdisciplinary and international team. Our working language is English. We are aiming to strengthen our new institute with highly motivated scientists. 

Postdoctoral Scientist - Organoid Research (f/m/x) 101084

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Your responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral fellow with excellent skills and knowledge in organoid-models to strengthen our tissue engineering team. The candidate will be expected to develop new technologies for 3D- tissue culture and build a systemic framework for using organoid cultures in diverse areas, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of our team which includes fields of biology, engineering and AI. The candidate will establish a platform for modeling diseases using genome-editing and imaging for drug candidate screening. The candidate will also work together with other scientists in developing vascularization technology for long-term organ culture and bioprinting.

Your qualifications

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant Life Sciences field
  • Extensive cell culture experience with strong background in developing and maintaining organoid 3-D cultures is required
  • Broad experience in generating in vitro models including the use of lentivirus transduction, shRNA and CRISPR-sgRNA tools
  • Expertise in fluorescent microscopy and image analysis is appreciated
  • Previous experience with vascular organoids and or adult tissue-derived stem cells is a plus
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
  • Finally, good communication skills in English, team player mentality, independence and problem-solving skills are expected

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 Sueheda Erener, sueheda.erener@helmholtz-muenchen.de & Ali Ertürk, +4917647721611, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ITERM Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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