We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world, we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.
Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. We particularly excel in the fields of basic research, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and technological development.
Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.
This is what drives us. Why not join us and make a difference?
At the Institute of Epidemiology (EPI) we are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and able to “think outside the box” PhD candidate, who is eager to dive into impactful research at the crossroads of environmental health and aerosol particle dynamics. If you are passionate about science, want to express yourself through the impactful research that drives change - join our international and dynamic research team.
Here, we investigate the links between environment, lifestyle and genetics in the development of diseases. The main focus is on metabolism, respiratory, allergic, cardiovascular diseases and mental health. Our aims are to better understand the molecular mechanisms of disease development in the population, to beak new ground in prevention at the individual level and to enable evidence-based preventive health care through improved environmental conditions. The research relies, among other things, on the unique population-based KORA resources (cohort, heat attack registry, aerosol monitoring station) and the GINI and LISA birth cohorts. The institute is also one of the central partners in planning and execution of the NAKO Health Study and is building the central NAKO biospecimen repository.