Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The research focus of the Institute of Diabetes Research lays in understanding the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes, in identifying mechanisms and predictive markers of the disease, and the translation of findings into clinical trials to prevent type 1 diabetes in humans. The Institute is particularly interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms of islet autoreactivity, and the interaction of environment, genes, and the immune response. The ultimate goal is to develop therapies for the prevention and cure of islet autoimmunity and diabetes.

The Laboratory of Dr. Teresa Rodriguez-Calvo within the Institute of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum, in Munich, is seeking a Research Technician to join a collaborative group studying type 1 diabetes. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work independently and help us to investigate the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes. 

Research technician position in type 1 diabetes (f/m/d)

Image  part time, 19.5 hrs/week
Image Munich
Image BTA, MTA, BioTA

Your tasks

  • Perform standard laboratory techniques such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining on tissue sections and flow cytometry on patient samples.
  • Perform basic design and modification of protocols as well as their execution.
  • Perform quantitative analyses of immunohistochemical markers.
  • Organize and summarize acquired data.
  • Contribute to troubleshooting experiments and developing new laboratory processes and technologies relevant to the histological analyses of patient material.
  • Keep a record of patient samples and data connected with those samples.
  • Take care of general laboratory organization and ordering.

    The selected candidate will receive general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments. Training will be provided.

Your qualification

  • Education as a research technician (BTA, MTA, BioTA) in Biology or related discipline.
  • Basic knowledge of histology including immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence and previous experience on these techniques is highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • A high degree of computer skills (proficiency using programs such as Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word etc.) is required.

Desired qualifications

  • Good verbal communication skills in German is an advantage.
  • Prior experience with Flow Cytometry would be desirable but not required.
  • Ability to work independently and with others within an outstanding scientific environment.

What we offer you

goal-orientated professional development Image
compatibility of private life & work Image
flexible working hours, flexitime, without core times
30 days vacation per year Image
in-house health management Image
Image a nursery directly at the campus
Image Elder Care & further consultation offers
Image company pension scheme
Image discounted job ticket (MVV and DB)
Image corporate benefits offer

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position will be offered from 01.01.2021 to 31.10.2022.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age until 01.12.2020.

Please include your letter of motivation and CV.

If you have further questions, simply contact:

Dr. Teresa Rodriguez-Calvo
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Diabetes Research  
Heidemannstraße 1

80939 Munich

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