Our mission as research: 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.

The primary objective of the Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR) at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center München is to develop regenerative therapeutic approaches to treat diabetes mellitus - complementary and alternative to the classical immunological and metabolic therapy strategies. 

In our team, you can expect a welcoming, appreciative working environment in an international and diverse team. We value a good working relationship and team spirit that carries us through the sometimes stressful phases. Interdisciplinary exchange is important to us and offers you a lot of potential for development.

Our dynamic Islet Biology Group is looking for a highly motivated team player to work on an innovative project "Targeting human β cells using monoclonal antibodies for diabetes therapy".

Technical Assistant MTA/ BTA/ CTA - Islet Biology (f/m/x) 100272

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
  • In vivo experiments with mice and handling of mice
  • Tissue culture, including maintaining cell line and performing transfections
  • Biochemical experiments (Westernblot, IPs, Elisa)
  • Immunohistology (Cryo- and paraffin sections, immunofluorescent stainings)
  • Confocal imaging
  • Analysis und enrichment of cell populations
  • Molecular biology (PCR, cloning, digest, DNA and RNA purification)

Your qualifications

  • Apprenticeship (Ausbildung) as MTA / BTA / CTA / VMTA or equivalent vocational training
  • Practical experience in sterile handling of cell cultures is required
  • Familiar with basic molecular biology techniques (mRNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, immunofluorescence)
  • Perferably experience with in vivo work with mice - can also be learned through our in-house training opportunities
  • Good communication skills in English and German required
  • Capable of working independently and responsibly

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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Image company pension scheme
Image discounted public transport ticket

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 one year, 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 Mara Catani,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Regenerations Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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