Summer Internship Program in Diabetes at Helmholtz Munich

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago

Helmholtz Munich

Area of research:


Job description:

: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Our research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center aims at understanding the molecular bases underlying all forms of diabetes, its heterogeneity and risk factors, including obesity as well as its complications and comorbidities. We combine world-leading basic research with clinical intervention and cohort studies to develop tomorrow’s diabetes precision medicine.

Do you have passion for diabetes research, curiosity and a desire to expand your career opportunities?

We are looking for outstanding undergraduate and first-year master’s students (f/m/x) to join our student – tailored

full time, 39hrs/week

Neuherberg near Munich

Internship, Students

Our Offer

We offer an 8-week internship program in English, which will give you the opportunity to:

  • Work on an exciting research project
  • Attend weekly lectures on diverse diabetes topics
  • Interact with excellent and experienced researchers
  • Learn cutting-edge techniques
  • Analyze and discuss data critically
  • Present your data in front of experts
  • Meet dedicated peers in an international environment

During your research stay you will be integrated into the work life of your host lab. A list of projects to choose from can be found as they appear.

All interns are offered accommodation in shared rooms, a fixed travel subsidy (if not living in Munich) and a contribution towards living expenses.

What you should bring

We are looking for outstanding undergraduate and first-year master’s students with

  • Background in biological, biochemical, cell biological, biomedical, bioinformatic sciences or similar
  • Excellent academic record
  • Min. two years of university study
  • Motivation to gain hands-on academic research experience
  • Dedication to diabetes research
  • Willingness to actively engage in team work and group activities
  • Good English language skills

Intern positions are limited and admission to the program is competitive.

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All applications must be submitted online through our .
Application deadline: March 6th, 2023

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age.

Interested?Please check for more information on required documents, eligibility or FAQ. If you have further questions, simply contact our HRD research school office, . Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz Diabetes Center
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

Total E-Quality Award for excellent gender equality policy for women and men: Helmholtz Munich is particularly committed to promoting professional equality between women and men. It therefore aims to increase the proportion of the underrepresented sex in the respective field. Helmholtz Munich is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest scientific organization. Altogether 43.000 people currently work in its 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association’s annual budget amounts to around 5 billion Euros.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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