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Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to 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 3D Genome and Molecular Neuroscience group headed by Dr Boyan Bonev studies the epigenetic mechanisms of generegulation during development. The goal of this project is to identify novel factors controlling 3D genome organization during neuraldevelopment. The position is funded by our ERC Consolidator Grant.

Postdoc - Epigenetic regulation of human brain development (f/m/x) 101765

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Your responsibilities

  • employ and analyse single-cell perturbation methods in human cerebral organoids
  • engineer reporter iPSCs cell lines using CRISPR
  • develop new experimental methods to identify oscillatory genes in human neural stem cells
  • independently plan, conduct and describe scientific experiments in the area of epigenetics and neurodevelopment
  • research scientific literature and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • organise scientific results and present them internally and at scientific meetings

Your qualifications

  • PhD in life sciences or related disciplines
  • Good publication record with evidence of independence
  • Strong background in chromatin biology and NGS approaches (ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-C)
  • Experience with human cerebral organoids and iPSC differentiation is highly preferred
  • Experience with single cell and CRISPR-based technologies is preferred but not required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

What we offer you

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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.

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.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Boyan Bonev, 089 2180-71902, who will be happy to be of assistance.
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Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
Großhaderner Str. 9

  82152 Planegg-Martinsried


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