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 Metabolism and Cell Death (MCD) investigates the metabolic and genetic determinants of regulated non-apoptotic cell death. Aberrant cell death is the hallmark of many diseases including organ failure, neurodegeneration and cancer. Our main goal is to better understand the metabolic and genetic mechanisms underlying these cell death modalities in order to develop novel tools and drugs that specifically modulate cell death decisions to prevent these often yet-incurable diseases.

We are looking for a

Scientist - metabolism and cell death (f/m/x) 101707

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • Genome-wide genetic screens
  • High-throughput drug screening
  • Pharmacological studies in cells and mice
  • Generation, breeding and maintenance of genetically modified mice, in compliance with animal welfare regulations
  • Histopathological analysis of animal models of ferroptosis-related diseases
  • LC-MS based (epi)lipidomics analysis
  • Independent planning, execution and analysis of experiments
  • Supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
  • Writing of reports and publications

Your qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, medicine or a related discipline
  • Widespread expertise in cell death signaling and in particular ferroptosis
  • Strong expertise in working with disease-relevant and preclinical animal models
  • FELASA certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Experience in utilizing CRISPR/Cas technologies
  • Enthusiasm to work in an international and interdisciplinary research team
  • High motivation and dedication as well as innovative and creative thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Excellent publication record

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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Image on-site nursery & holiday care
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Image company pension scheme
Image discounted public transport ticket

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 end of project (Oct. 2025), under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications until August 24, 2022 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 Fr. Dr. Claudia Dalke,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Metabolism and Cell Death
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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