Technical Assistant (VMTA/BTA/CTA/MTA) (f/m/x) - Cell Therapy Project


Image Full time
39 hrs./week
Image Neuherberg near Munich

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. 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.

Join us and use your talents and passion as we work together to drive forward scientific progress.

The Institute of Translational Stem Cell Research (ITS), headed by Prof. Henrik Semb, focuses on developing stem-cell-based therapies to treat patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

We are seeking an enthusiastic technical assistant (f/m/x) with a background in stem cell biology to join our team at ITS. This exciting opportunity involves working on a human stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes (T1D) as part of a collaborative H2020 project, the ISLET. The position is initially limited to two years, starting on July 1, 2024.

ISLET's primary goal is to develop an advanced cell therapy for T1D. Currently, ITS is finalizing the predevelopment work for the first cell product to soon be tested in patients with T1D. The candidate will be part of completing this work and contribute to the development of next generation stem-based products to improve future treatments of T1D patients.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • Culture and differentiate human pluripotent stem cells towards pancreatic lineages using 3D culture systems
  • Assist in drafting SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) for new processes
  • Conduct flow cytometry, imaging, and molecular biology techniques
  • Perform data collection and analysis
  • Responsible for laboratory inventory and organization
  • Perform manufacturing in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) cleanroom

Your profile

  • Training as a technical assistant or equivalent qualification; University graduates (BSc) with an interest in the field of stem cells or related discipline are encouraged to apply
  • Experience with stem cell culture and differentiation
  • Experience with flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team, strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient knowledge of English (verbal and written) is required; knowledge of German language is desired
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Openness and interest in learning new tasks and skills



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 9. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 2 years but may be extended under certain circumstances.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference. If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Henrik Semb,, who will be happy to help.

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