Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

Core Facility Metabolomics and Proteomics (CF-MPC) at Helmholtz Munich is recruiting a highly motivated Research Technician (B.Sc./BTA/CTA/MTA) to provide strong wet lab support for our popular OLINK service platform. As a certified provider, we offer the complete repertoire of state-of-the-art Explore/Target OLINK® technologies for advanced biomarker discovery, where smallest amounts of proteins from serum/plasma are detected by Q-PCR or NGS sequencing. The successful candidate will have a strong skill-set in molecular biology and NGS techniques. Supported by an experienced team you will be in charge of running various R&D projects for internal and external users and help establish new assays where needed. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a rapidly developing field and learn a wide variety of new techniques and skills in a high profile laboratory.

BTA/CTA/MTA Research Technician OLINK service facility (f/m/x) 101885

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Your responsibilities

  • Receive, inspect, QC and record customer samples and laboratory consumables upon delivery
  • Perform both OLINK Target and OLINK Explore experimental workflows according to established standard operation procedures, from sample preparation to delivery of samples for data analysis, after successful certification training
  • Operation of laboratory robotics for sample handling
  • Troubleshooting of technical and experimental problems
  • Optimization and testing of new and existing OLINK protocols
  • Support the seamless operation of the core (e.g. ordering and supply management, regular instrument QC and maintenance, software updates, liaise with technical support engineers)
  • Communicate regularly with customers, colleagues from other core facilities and the OLINK Platform team for timely and smooth project planning and conduct

Your qualifications

  • BTA/ CTA/ MTA, lab technician (Laborant) or a Bachelor’s degree or similar in molecular biology, biochemistry or related science/engineering field with at least three years of hands-on experience in a molecular biology setting
  • Ability to follow and perform experiments to SOPs and highly accurate and precise pipetting skills
  • Prior experience with liquid handling robots and NGS technologies is beneficial
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills in parallel with supporting ongoing work
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and be flexible in day-to-day work
  • Deliver results in a timely and effective manner
  • Thorough, self-motivated, and proactive team player with an interest to work across teams and disciplines
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs and willingness to learn other software and systems. Familiarity with LIMS is a plus
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both oral and written. Written and oral communication skills in English, good German language skills

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 9 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Stefanie Hauck, +49 89 31873941, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Core Facility - Proteomics & Metabolomics
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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