The Junior Research Group Adipocytes and Metabolism, part of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Center Munich, is focusing on adipocyte cell surface proteins in the regulation of whole body metabolism. To support our current effort we are looking for a highly motivated
- Defining the function of novel adipose derived factors in the regulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells
- Physiological and molecular characterization of conditional knockout mice in adipose tissue and pancreatic beta cells
- Establish primary cell co-cultures to quantitatively determine endocrine circuits in collaboration with our bioinformatics group
- Design, perform and evaluate studies to biochemically and cell biologically analyze the role of novel circulating proteins on the regulation of insulin secretion
- PhD in Biology or a related field
- Experience in studying pancreatic beta cells in vivo and in vitro
- Familiarity with adipose tissue would be an advantage
- Knowledge in metabolic phenotyping of transgenic animals (preferably with FELASA-B certification)
- Good knowledge of standard molecular and biochemical methods to study protein-protein interactions and intracellular signaling cascades focusing on insulin secretion
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Working in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding
- Further training opportunities
- Initial short-term employment contract for two years with a standard public service salary (TV EntgO Bund EG 13)
The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.
The Helmholtz Zentrum München as holder of the Bavarian Advancement of Women Prize and of the Total E-Quality-Certificate is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and thus expressly urges qualified women to apply.
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.
Dr. Siegfried Ussar
phone: 089 3187-2047
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt
Institute for Diabetes and Obesity