Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Are you passionate about science, full of ideas and innovative potential that drive change, and enjoy working in an international, fast-paced environment? Are you motivated by the societal impact of research and seek an opportunity to play an instrumental part in understanding the underlying molecular pathogenic mechanisms of disease?
Then the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity (LHI) at Helmholtz Munich, Germany, is the ideal environment and we are looking for a

Postdoc – Precision inhalation therapy (f/m/x) 101797

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Your responsibilities

  • Development of advanced methods for preclinical testing of inhaled drugs
  • Clinical validation of lung-on-a-chip & animal models for drug testing
  • Translation of preclinical results into new concepts for precision inhalation therapy
  • Project management and supervision of Ph.D students

Your qualifications

Must qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology/-engineering, Biomedical Science/Engineering, Biophysics or equivalent fields
  • Several years of experience in at least one of the following fields: pulmonary drug delivery, aerosol technology, biomaterials
  • Basic experience with cell culture, molecular biology, handling of mouse models
  • Proven expertise in interdisciplinary and translational research
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication/presentation/scientific writing skills in English

Nice-To-Have qualifications:

  • At least two years of postdoc experience
  • Experience with advanced cell culture or lung-on-a-chip technologies, immunofluorescence staining, light sheet fluorescence microscopy and image processing, artificial intelligence
  • Good command of German language

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
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 2 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.

If you have further questions, simply contact Otmar Schmid,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Lung Health and Immunity
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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