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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Our mission
The newly established Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) develops and implements 3D imaging technologies to be able to generate the highest resolution views of whole mouse bodies and human organs. At iTERM, we bring together cutting-edge science from biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science to build unprecedented analysis pipelines for a large variety of biomedical research questions.

Overall, this approach provides us with a holistic view of inter-connected biological systems to comprehend diseases an unbiased way. We develop deep learning-based algorithms (AI) to analyze large imaging data in a robust and unbiased way. Our research received high attention from high-profile scientific journals (Nature Methods Pan Cai…Ertürk, 2016, Nature Neuroscience Cai Pan…Ertürk 2018, Cell, 2019, Pan Schoppe…Ertürk, Cell Zhao…Ertürk, 2020, Nature Methods Todorov Paetzold…Ertürk, 2020) and media including New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

iTERM is an interdisciplinary and international team. We are aiming to strengthen our new institute with highly motivated scientists and are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc - DNA Nanotechnology (f/m/d) 2020/0138

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Your mission

We are developing next generation drug delivery approaches in combination with our whole mouse and whole human organ transparency methods combined with AI-based data analysis (Pan…Ertürk, Cell 2019, and Zhao…Ertürk, Cell 2020). Towards this goal, we look for candidates who can independently design, construct, and characterize DNA nanomachines. The DNA machines will be loaded with drugs and gene editing CRISPR/Cas9 tools and delivered and monitored at single cell precision in whole organism.

Your qualification

  • Ph.D. in physical chemistry, biophysics or related discipline
  • Extensive experience in nanoparticles with focus on DNA Origami
  • Experiences in molecular biology methods (e.g., gel electrophoresis), atomic force microscopy or mass spectrometry could be advantageous
  • Strong experience in coordination of multi-institutional research platforms and of joint studies between universities and research centres (non-university)
  • Experience with independent writing of scientific texts (manuscripts, grant applications)
  • Way of working
  • Flexible, solution-oriented and independent way of working
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work on a highly international and interdisciplinary team
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Further skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent command of English in spoken and written
  • Solid IT skills (MS Office, reference manager, research tools, funding agency portals etc.)

What we offer you

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flexible working hours, flexitime, without core times
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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 research institutes 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 one year, and further extensions are possible based on the performance assessments.

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.

Please include your letter of motivation, CV, academic transcripts and the name and contact of at least 3 referees

If you have further questions, simply contact Karen Biniossek on 089 3187-2508, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ITERM Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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