Postdoc/ Scientist - epidemiology of allergic diseases (f/m/x)


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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world, we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. We particularly excel in the fields of basic research, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and technological development.

Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

This is what drives us. Why not join us and make a difference?

The Institute of Epidemiology researches the interaction of environment, lifestyle and genetics in the development and progression of various diseases. The focus is on cardiometabolic, respiratory and allergic diseases. The goal is to break new ground in prevention on an individual level as well as to enable evidence-based preventive health care through improved environmental conditions. The research is mainly based on the KORA resources and the birth cohorts GINIplus and LISA.

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with a strong publication record and a passion to develop and support our multidisciplinary team focused on allergy research.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • Independent development and pursuit of research questions
  • Analysis of complex longitudinal data, with allergic diseases and immunological endpoints
  • Investigation of risk factors, and patterns for allergic diseases
  • Manuscript preparation, and presentation of results
  • Support in supervision of PhD and graduate students
  • Contributing to different projects within the team and with external project partners
  • Opportunity to write independent grant applications

Your profile

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology or related fields, with prior knowledge in epidemiological research (PhD candidates close to defending their thesis are also welcome to apply)
  • Preferably experience with respiratory diseases, allergies or immunology
  • Thorough knowledge of statistical methods or data science and programming skills, using R software and associated packages
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • High motivation and commitment to pursue research projects independently as well as in collaboration



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 2 years but may be extended under certain circumstances.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Marie Standl, 089 3187 2952, who will be happy to help.

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