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Postdoc Position in Organoid Technology

Our Mission:

The newly established Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) develops and implements tools to analyze the 3D structure and molecular identity of biological samples. At iTERM, we bring together cutting-edge science from biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer applications. Our overarching aim is to obtain a holistic view of interconnected biological systems in health and disease. 

We develop deep learning algorithms (AI) to analyze large imaging and molecular data in a robust and unbiased way (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). Our research also have been highlighted by worldwide media including New York TimesWall Street Journal and Süddeutsche Zeitung. You can find more about us at www.erturk-lab.com.

iTERM is located in the Munich area, which is consistently listed as one of the best cities to live in. iTERM is an interdisciplinary and international team. Our working language is English. We are aiming to strengthen our new institute with highly motivated scientists. 

iTERM is growing rapidly and to further strengthen the setup of our young institute we are looking for a highly motivated individuals. We care about diversity, and welcome applications from any background.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral fellow with excellent skills and knowledge in organoid-models to strengthen our tissue engineering team. The candidate will be expected to develop new technologies for 3D- tissue culture and build a systemic framework for using organoid cultures in diverse areas, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of our team which includes fields of biology, engineering and AI. The candidate will establish a platform for modeling diseases using genome-editing and imaging for drug candidate screening. The candidate will also work together with other scientists in developing vascularization technology for organoids and artificial blood for long-term organ culture and bioprinting.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant Life Sciences field.
  • Strong background in developing and maintaining organoid 3-D cultures, iPSCs, and working with CRISPR-Cas9.
  • Previous experience with vascular organoids is a plus. 
  • Expertise in imaging methods is appreciated.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Finally, good communication skills in English, team player mentality, independence and problem-solving skills are expected.

Our Offer:

  • Work in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding
  • Help establishing a new institute at Helmholtz, a leading global research organization
  • Gain insight into cutting edge technologies from biology to artificial intelligence
  • Refine your personal development with further training opportunities

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, a day care facility for children, a child care subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application including your letter of motivationCVacademic transcripts, the name and contact of at least 3 referees and short essay (300 words) about what inspires you in the organoid field and how you think it will develop in the future. Please submit your application until 31.01.2021. 

Hiring manager: Dr. Ali Ertürk, Director, Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM), Helmholtz Munich

Please email your application to karen.biniossek@helmholtz-muenchen.de and erturk@helmholtz-muenchen.de