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Helmholtz Munich 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.

The Institute of Environmental Medicine is engaged in basic and translational research on environment-human interaction with a focus on allergic diseases. New infectious diseases such as COVID-19 affect many areas of life and it is largely unclear which factors influence disease progression.

To be better prepared in the future, the Institute of Environmental Medicine is studying the pathological effects of infection on the upper (nose/throat) and lower airways (lungs), the role of burdensome pre-existing conditions such as asthma/allergies on disease progression, and the prevention and management of future pandemics, particularly those caused by aerosol-borne viruses.

Our team in Augsburg consists of 6 research groups with a total of 40 employees and is looking for immediate reinforcement in the field of aerosol research for the establishment of new modules in the BSL2 laboratory in Augsburg and the expansion of the connection to the emerging BSL3 laboratory at the Neuherberg site. The advertised position will be filled within the PERFORM-REACT EU project for a limited period until 31.07.2023.

Technical manager for the construction of a human exposome unit (f/m/x) 101165

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Your responsibilities

  • Establishment of an aerosol exposure chamber and portable aerosol monitoring devices and running performance tests
  • Setting up ethics proposals
  • Setting up a clinical study on experimental pollen exposure
  • Analysis of environmental/clinical/tissue/cell culture samples
  • Setting up of instruments and workflow
  • Standardization of data output and data handling procedures
  • Preparation of SOPs for high throughput
  • Ensuring QC documentation
  • Training and supervision of other group members in using exposure devices

Your qualifications

  • M.Sc. degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, or similar)
  • PhD in Life Sciences / Medicine
  • Strong background in biomedical research, optimally in human biomonitoring
  • Excellent communication skills in English (optimally plus German)
  • Strong team, communication, and organizational skills
  • Independent, diligent and responsible working style
  • Strong capacity for analytical thinking

Desirable, but not absolutely required

  • Prior experience in the field of pulmonology/allergy
  • Prior experience in working with infectious samples
  • Prior experience with cell and tissue culture models

What we offer you

work-life balance
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flexible working hours & working-time models
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continuous education and training
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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.

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 , 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.

Interested?
If you have further questions, simply contact , , who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Environmental Medicine
Neusässer Straße 47

86156 Augsburg

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