PhD candidate at Helmholtz Munich, University of Leipzig, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

PhD candidate at Helmholtz Munich: Join the Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG) at the University of Leipzig, Germany, as a PhD candidate investigating the origin, predisposition, and consequences of childhood obesity. Contribute to impactful research in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team and make a difference in improving public health outcomes.

PhD candidate – Origin of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders in Childhood (f/m/x) at Helmholtz Munich

Study Area: Life Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Molecular Medicine, Nutritional Science, Physiology, etc.)

Location: Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG), University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


  • Master’s degree in life sciences or related fields.
  • Exceptional teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to work in an international, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English; German language skills are advantageous.

Description: Contribute to research projects focused on identifying epigenetic signals, alterations in energy metabolism, regulatory factors, and gene-environment interactions related to childhood obesity. Utilize clinical and experimental approaches to characterize molecular candidates and understand adipose tissue accumulation and adipocyte differentiation. Collaborate with renowned scientists and contribute to groundbreaking research in metabolic health.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email the following documents to Antje Körner at

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates
  • Abstract of Master Thesis
  • Up to 3 PDFs of publications
  • High school certificate/Abiturzeugnis

Last Date: Application deadline: Rolling basis until the position is filled. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference. For applicants with university degrees obtained abroad, further documents regarding the comparability of degrees will be required. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.



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