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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.

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 for Diabetes and Cancer is conduction research in the fields of cancer and diabetes, which have become epidemic over the last 20 years. Although lots of knowledge has been collected regarding the pathogenesis of these diseases, the intracellular regulatory mechanisms are still not resolved. The group of Anja Zeigerer, located at the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer, investigates the role of membrane trafficking in metabolic homeostasis. 

The lab is seeking to the next possible time a highly motivated

Postdoc - Cell biology of liver metabolism (m/f/x) 100812

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Your responsibilities

Your role will be to investigate the function of Rab GTPase in mitochondrial fission and protein secretion during the fasting/feeding transition in the liver. This project is part of collaborative effort with the Munich Cluster of Systems Neurology headed by Prof. Christian Behrends at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. Your mission will be:

  • Planning and realization of experimental studies in the areas of protein biochemistry and cell biology with connection to metabolic processes in different mouse models of the metabolic syndrome
  • Biochemical, cell biological and immunofluorescence analysis of cell and tissue samples
  • Primary cell culture of murine and human hepatocytes and analysis of tissues from different mouse models to investigate their contribution to the fasting/feeding switch
  • “Omics” data analysis, graphical documentation and evaluation for conferences, scientific publications and reports

Your qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent level of professional qualification in biochemistry or cell biology
  • Theoretical and methodical existing laboratory experience in intracellular membrane trafficking
  • Experience with complex methods in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Experience in primary cell culture, imaging and mouse work 
  • Knowledge in hepatocellular metabolism and diabetes are a plus
  • High motivation, flexibility as well as innovate and creative thinking are a must
  • A strong academic record, international experience and proficiency in English are required

What we offer you

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

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 three 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.
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Interested?
If you have further questions, simply contact Miriam Guhl, +49 89 3187-1046 and Anja Zeigerer +49 89 3187-1048, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Please upload your online application including a cover letter, detailed CV, copies of your certificates as well as at least two letters of recommendation.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Cancer
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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