Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Allergies are a health problem that is escalating worldwide. The aim of our research is to identify environment health risks for humans at an early stage, to decipher the mechanisms of disease development and to develop novel concepts to control allergy.

The Center for Allergy & Environment (ZAUM)) focuses on allergy and asthma and is a joint institution of Helmholtz Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Thanks to its affiliation with the Klinikum Rechts der Isar and Helmholtz Munich, the ZAUM offers the opportunity to comprehensively examine the topic of allergy and asthma, both in terms of content and technology.

Critical for the progress of allergy research is the cellular and molecular understanding of mechanisms that occur at the site of epithelial barriers. The interaction of the specific, innate immune system and the epithelial barrier are key for future prevention, diagnosis and therapy of allergies in the gut, the skin or the airways. It is the aim to install a junior research group that investigates together with the research groups @ZAUM and the Helmholtz Munich Environmental Health department these interactions and finds solution to control the allergy problem.

Junior Group Leader / Early Career Investigator position with Tenure Option (f/m/x) 101971

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Your responsibilities

  • Experimental design and development of models that allow to dissect mechanisms relevant at the epithelial barriers (in vivo, ex vivo, in vitro; human).
  • Transmitting motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to academic science, interest in habilitation & teaching.
  • Supervision of PhD students, technical staff, able to take over academic, institutional responsibilities and external representation of the institute.
  • Writing of scientific manuscripts and grant applications for third party funding.

Your qualifications

  • University degree (PhD) in Immunology, Biology, Molecular Medicine or similar.
  • Publication(s) (submitted).
  • Experience in laboratory work in immunology, molecular medicine, preferably allergy specifically in cell culture, organoids and/or immunologic/biochemical or genetic techniques.
  • Team working spirit and able to work independently. Ability to guide fellows. Flexible in time management.
  • Excellent communication skills and scientific writing skills in English.

Our offer:

What we offer you

flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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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 5 years, 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 Prof. Dr. Carsten Schmidt-Weber, 08941403450, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Allergy Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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