Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to 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.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death worldwide with limited symptomatic therapeutic options available and no causative treatment able to reverse the progression of COPD, revealing a high unmet medical need for novel therapeutics.

The Yildirim Laboratory is interested in the immunopathology of COPD and has recently identified a role for tertiary lymphoid organ development, induced bronchus associated lymphoid tissue (iBALT) in the lung, as crucial to disease pathogenesis and by impairing iBALT development, both genetically and by pharmacological inhibition we can impair COPD development and induce tissue regeneration. The aim of this position is to leverage this knowledge for novel antisense-oligonucleotide application in our animal models of COPD, as new therapeutic targets. This will incorporate cutting-edge methods, including pre-clinical animal models of disease, multi-omics, single cell as well as traditional molecular and cell biological approaches.

We - the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity - are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoc - Nucleic acid therapeutics in COPD (f/m/x) (Part-time 50 %) 102049

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Your responsibilities

  • Writing of "Tierversuchsanträge" (=TVA, documents for animal testing)
  • Analysis of preclinical animal models of lung disease
  • Histopathology analysis and imaging
  • In vitro and Ex vivo cell culture screening assays
  • Project management (data analysis, quality assurance and monitoring, writing of reports and publications)

Your qualifications

  • PhD degree in biology or related area
  • Previous experience with molecular biological techniques
  • Previous experience with animal (mouse) models
  • Passion for science, innovation and creative and independent work
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and spoken German and English

Other advantageous qualifications:

  • A very good publication record
  • Previous immunological experience

What we offer you

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

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 35 months, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Thomas Conlon,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Lung Health and Immunity
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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