Postdoctoral Fellow in Proteomics

Technical University of Munich Chair of Biological Imaging

Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d) in Proteomics

22.02.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Mission:

Heart disease is a late effect in patients receiving radiation therapy for thoracic cancers. With the advancements in cancer therapy, this has become a growing problem since the reduction in tumor-associated mortality and cancer recurrence expand the life expectancy of the survivors. Inactivation of the transcription factor PPAR alpha plays an important role in the radiation-induced heart disease.

The main goal of the study is to develop innovative strategies to protect vasculature in healthy tissues from radiation-induced damage while at the same time sensitizing tumors to radiation treatment. For this purpose, PPAR alpha agonists will be administered in combination with a high precision radiation treatment using tumor models in mice.

The successful candidate will plan and implement experimental studies in the area of proteomics, with a focus on radiation response in endothelial cells isolated from different organs. She/he will analyze the data using quantitative software tools and pathway analysis and validate them using immunoblotting, ELISA, targeted transcriptomics, and other methods. She/he will perform written and graphical documentation and evaluation of the data for conferences, scientific publications and project reports.

The project will give the successful candidate the opportunity to strengthen her/his skills on state-of-the-art proteomics and developments in the field of radiation biology/therapy. She/he will be involved in the accomplishment and management of the project, as well as with dissemination of the results in publications and at national and international conferences.


• PhD or equivalent level of professional qualification in chemistry, biochemistry or related subjects
• Experience in in-gel and in-solution digestion, agarose/ polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting, and label-free data-independent acquisition proteomics
• Theoretical and practical experience in mass spectrometry, program-assisted mass spectra analysis, and software applications for pathway analysis
• Theoretical and practical knowledge in radiation biology
• High motivation and initiative, flexibility, ability to work in a team, and creative thinking
• Good oral and written skills in English and German

The following qualifications are considered advantageous:
• Experience in international projects
• Previous experience as a junior post-doc

Our offer

We offer you the unique chance to make a difference in future healthcare. At CBI, we strongly believe in scientific excellence and innovation. This is your opportunity to be part of and to advance your career in a world-leading research institute, where bioengineering principles meet today’s challenges in biology, medicine and environmental health to develop the solutions of tomorrow. CBI provides a highly international, multi-disciplinary environment with excellent opportunities for professional growth. You will be part of a dynamic, professional and highly motivated team within a stimulating environment and gain international exposure through our partners and collaborators across Europe and the world. We support career development, continued education and life-long learning.

Situated on the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most vibrant and enjoyable cities in the world, with an exceptionally quality of life. Greater Munich is also home to several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a truly inspiring intellectual atmosphere.

The successful applicant will have a 4-year contract with a possibility to prolong with one year. We offer a competitive salary and benefits depending on work experience and seniority in accordance with the public service wage agreement of the Free State of Bavaria (TV-L E13). As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

Your application:

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, including your letter of motivation, CV and academic transcripts of records, preferably in English.

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Soile Tapio, PhD
tel.: +49 89 4140 3445

Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI)
Ismaningerstr. 22
81675 Munich, Germany

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