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

The Institute for Diabetes and Cancer, member of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the German Center for Diabetes Research aims at identifying common molecular targets in order to develop personalized therapies for Metabolic and Tumor diseases. For our research on Metabolic Programming across Generations, the newly established Vogt lab is searching, starting June 1st, 2022, or ASAP, for a highly motivated

Postdoc – Parental Diet and Neuronal Development (f/m/x) 101571

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With your project, you will investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the increased risk of children of malnourished parents to develop metabolic, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. In particular, you will focus on identifying conserved developmental and neurofunctional programs that are disrupted in response to an aberrant developmental environment.

Your responsibilities

  • Planning and execution of research projects at the interface of molecular biology and metabolism
  • Independent planning, execution and analysis of experiments
  • Investigating metabolism, behavior and neuronal function in complex and C. elegans mouse models
  • Establishing workflows to elucidate molecular and functional changes on a nervous system-wide level
  • Analysis and interpretation of research data
  • Publication and presentation of research results
  • Professional supervision of (PhD) students

Your qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent level of professional qualification in molecular biology, genetics or a related discipline
  • Theoretical and practical expertise in molecular biology and metabolism research
  • Hands-on experience in working with C. elegans and/or mouse models
  • Proficiency in handling large-scale datasets and performing basic bioinformatic analyses (e.g. transcriptomics, GCaMP6s imaging)
  • Knowledge in confocal imaging
  • Enthusiasm to work in an international and interdisciplinary research team
  • High motivation, flexibility as well as innovative and creative thinking are a must
  • A strong academic record documented by publications in high-ranking journals, as well as proficiency in English (verbal and written) are required

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 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.

If you have further questions, simply contact Miriam Guhl, +49 89 3187-1046, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Cancer
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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