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.

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At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center München, headed by Prof. Heiko Lickert, focuses on the development of regenerative therapeutic approaches to treat diabetes mellitus - complementary and alternative to the classical immunological and metabolic therapy strategies. The aim is to improve current strategies for functional β-cell production in vitro with the ultimate goal to provide alternative sources of β-cells for cell replacement therapy in diabetes.

The Institute of Diabetes und Regeneration Research (IDR) is looking for a

Senior Research Associate - Postdoc (f/m/x) 100492

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Your mission

The aim of this study is to mechanistically understand the role of insulin-producing beta cells during the process of beta-cell differentiation and regeneration. For this purpose, the biochemical and cell biological function of a novel insulin inhibitory receptor, which controls insulin signaling pathway and glucose metabolism, would be investigated. (Ansarullah et al., Nature in press).
The studies include:

  • Receptor-ligand interaction analysis,
  • Characterization of active substances and antibodies that influence the receptor function,
  • In vitro and in vivo pharmacology and signal transduction analyzes

Your qualifications

  • Excellent doctorate in biochemistry, biology or pharmacology
  • Great professional interest and knowledge in insulin signal transduction and diabetes research
  • Experience in biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular and cell biology
  • Experience with mouse models
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and spoken english

What we offer you

continuous education & training
work life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
30 days annual leave
onsite 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.

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.

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Mara Catani, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Regenerations Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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