Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) founded and funded by the Helmholtz Center 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.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoctoral Fellow in Single-cell and Spatial Transcriptomics (f/m/x) 101151

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • Pre-process and quality control on single cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq ) and spatial RNA sequencing (spatial RNAseq) data on mouse tissues
  • Infer developmental trajectories of single cells with RNA velocity from scRNAseq data of mice at different developmental stages
  • Differential expression analysis on single cell RNAseq and spatial sequencing data between treated and untreated mice
  • Develop methods for spatial RNAseq data
  • Integration of data from other-omics
  • Design further experiments for validation of results of analyses

Your qualifications

  • PhD in Genetics, Statistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related biological or quantitative disciplines
  • Good publication record with evidence of independence (at least one first-author publication in an international journal)
  • Strong computing skills including demonstrated competency in scientific programming in a statistical or compiled language
  • Experience or knowledge of single cell transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, or multi-omic data integration and large-scale data analyses
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge or interest in neurological or psychiatric disorders
  • Knowledge of mouse genetics and behaviours

What we offer you

continuous education and training Image
work-life balance Image
flexible working hours & time off in lieu Image
30 days annual leave
mobile work
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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.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.


Your application should consist of a single PDF file containing:

The starting date will be in early 2022. To apply, please fill in the online application and provide the required documents by 15 Nov 2021. Interviews will be held in the last week of Nov 2021.

Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

Curious? For enquiries on the available projects, please contact Dr Na Cai at or +49 (0)89 3187-43916.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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