Position in Mass Spectroscopy (PhD/Postdoc/Staff Scientist)

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. 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 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 listed as one of the best cities to live in the world every year. 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 scientist with excellent skills and knowledge in mass spectrometry to establish a state-of-the-art proteomics Bruker TIMS/TOF Pro/FLEX platform. The candidate will be expected to develop, innovate and implement new advances in technology focusing on the analysis of laser dissections and single cells. In addition, the candidate will perform bioinformatics relevant to proteomics to support research. The candidate’s tasks will include general management of the proteomics platform, instrument maintenance, method development, as well as all data acquisition and interpretation.

Your profile:

  • Handling LC-MS/MS
  • Develop and establish sample preparation methods for tissue-laser dissections
  • Method implementation for Data-Dependent and Data-Independent Acquisition (DIA) mass spectrometry
  • Analysis of post-translational modifications (phosphorylation, oxidation, lysine-acetylation)
  • Application of different protein quantification methods (stable isotope labeling/proteome-wide quantification techniques, including label-free, SILAC, or TMT)
  • Data analysis with specialized softwares (Spectronaut, MaxQuant)

Our Offer:

  • Work in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding
  • Help to establish 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 programs. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, a daycare facility for children, a childcare 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 motivation, CV, academic transcripts and the name and contact of at least 3 referees until 31.11.2020. 

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