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

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate (f/m/x) in Genetics and Cellular Engineering to join the Schick lab at the Institute of Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology.

Our lab provides a creative and innovative environment for investigating cellular death mechanisms. Helmholtz Munich is among Europe’s leading research organizations focused on biomedicine and environmental health. The center provides an unparalleled array of experimental platforms, core facilities, clinical cooperation groups and centers for translational medicine. This environment offers the candidate the potential to develop expertise in interdisciplinary research areas.

We are now offering an opportunity to join us as

PhD candidate in genetics and cellular engineering (f/m/x) 101621

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Your mission

  • Use and establish novel genetic tools to engineer cellular cell death models
  • Investigate cell death networks using combinations of immunohistochemistry/high content microscopy, CRISPR, cell engineering, proteomics, metabolomics and deep sequencing
  • Complement your studies with computational analyses
  • Use rational design and model systems to validate your results

Your qualifications

  • Master degree in Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry
  • Strong motivation, resilience, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence
  • Experience in cell culture, molecular biology and biochemical techniques
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Excellent command of the English language

What we offer you

scientific training at HELENA Graduate School
work-life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
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.

This position also provides the opportunity for you to build specialist knowledge and collect significant professional experience, both of which will help advance your scientific career.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (EG 13 50% TV EntgO Bund). In addition, there is also the possibility of granting an allowance if the necessary conditions are fulfilled. The position is (initially) limited to three years, but 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 Joel Anton Schick,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1 

85764 Oberschleißheim

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