Helmholtz Munich 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.

The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) founded and funded by Helmholtz Munich stands for the intelligent fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization. At HPC, top scientific talents from across the globe work together on the development of novel solutions that make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The Battich Lab studies the interplay between nuclear organization, the dynamics of chromatin architecture and the control of gene expression during differentiation of human embryonic stem cells. This position is funded by our ERC Starting Grant.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc in single-cell and quantitative stem cell biology (m/f/x) 101609

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Your responsibilities

  • Characterize morphological changes of nuclear membrane-less organelles during differentiation of human embryonic stem cells.
  • Perform image-based high-throughput CRISPRi and CRISPRa screens and investigate the functional link between nuclear membrane-less organelles, chromatin conformation, and transcription.
  • Design further experiments to study candidate genes using single-cell omics approaches.
  • Infer developmental trajectories of single cells during mouse and human embryonic stem cell differentiation.
  • Analyse and integrate diverse datasets (e.g. from single-cell genomics, high-throughput fluorescent microscopy).

Your qualifications

  • PhD in Systems Biology, Genetics, Molecular & Cell Biology or related quantitative biology disciplines
  • Good publication record with evidence of independence (at least one first-author publication in an international journal)
  • Interest and experience combing computational and experimental work, including demonstrated competency in scientific programming
  • Experience with experimental high-throughput microscopy methods, and/or experience with single-cell genomics methods
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience with experimental work using embryonic stem cells and/or knowledge of nuclear membrane-less organelles
  • Experience with CRISPR-Cas9 technology

What we offer you

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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.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications 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.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Nicolas Battich,, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich
(Workplace will be in Martinsried)

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